I lost my GF. I was working on a project and cutting a piece of 1/4 acrylic. I looked up setting from other users on the community pages and decided on 115 and full (pro). As it cut I watched the shape cut out and the numbers rise slightly as it passed the cut point so everything appeared to be fine. I continued to checking on it and then stepped to a sink in room to wash up. As I was washing up I heard a pop and turned to see the glass on my beloved GF shatter as the result of a the piece of acrylic that must have caught fire… This happened in a short span of time… I am utterly saddened and disspaointed at the loss of this lovely machine. What can I do to repair it? Why isn’t there some kind of built in alarm/ (automatic) shutoff for fire or other emergency situations? Can I get this fixed ?? Please? What do we do? HELP…
Oh man. So sorry for you.
Looks like the tube may still be there. Best case I can think of is a new lid, and If your universe unfolds differently than mine, you will be good.
Hopefully, you are in the US. Then I would send it back to wherever the company recommends for evaluation.
If you could please elaborate on the acrylic you were using so that we might benefit from your unfortunate experience and give it a wide berth.
Maybe not the right area for this… but a couple of things. Acrylic is extremely prone to catching on fire. If you are searching around for laser fires, acrylic is one of the very biggest offenders.
Second point, this brings up a great reason for using Proofgrade materials/acrylic. Any damage caused from using Proofgrade (presumably using PG settings) that ends up causing damage to the machine basically creates a warranty condition. It’s basically an additional level of warranty that you’re not going to get with any other machine/material combo.
Yes, I agree with Evan, besides the material, the specifics of the design would be helpful in understanding the circumstance.
I agree with David. Granted my experience is limited, but with the multiple sheets of acrylic I have molested with my machine, I never saw anything that alarmed me. Perhaps a sign that the air assist fan needed cleaning.