I’ve had my Glowforge for several months now and I’ve been slowly making more advanced/precise projects.
My current project is a bunch of wooden “coins” for a government agency. I engraved the fronts, flipped them over, and attempted to engrave the backs and cut them out. Unfortunately, this is where I’ve noticed my Glowforge seems to be “off” from where the software shows it’ll cut/engrave.
On most of my projects, to date, this wasn’t something which would have grabbed my attention. But now it’s causing me to put a customer project on hold.
I’ve tried blowing out the bed and cleaning the lenses, with no such luck.
Below are some images and screen captures of a quick accuracy test I tired to do with a 1" box and a 1" circle, placing them inside drawn 1" boxes.
Proof Grade Material loaded and as centered under the camera as I could get it
Screen Capture before I click Print (purple outlined art is inside the drawn squares)
Screen Capture before I click the flashing blue button on the GlowForge (red outlined art is inside the drawn squares)
End Result (the cutting is outside the drawn squares)
Measurement (of how much the cutting was off)
Any troubleshooting/suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.