As suggested by Dan, I am continuing the discussion from The Tested Crew Discusses the GlowForge Delay.
There has been much discussion regarding registration, precision, and coordinates in this thread: XY Home Position
My question for you is how will we find the exact center of an item.
The test: Beginning with a circular material, get the Glowforge to cut a hole dead center. Use that hole to put in an axle (dowel, pencil, whatever) and then spin up the “wheel” to see whether that hole really is centered.
Several iterations are ok, but I would love to know the best process to get to the exact center. I know the folks at Glowforge are pretty busy making the laser; but it seems there are questions about registering more precisely than human-eye visual alignment.
I would gladly regard the results as where GlowForge is Now, rather than What to expect ultimately. Of course, I’d also love any official commentary on what to expect.