I know this has been asked before, I’m pretty sure that I’ve asked this question before, but I cannot find it using search, and I don’t think that it had actually been fully answered before.
If I want to use a non-proofgrade material in my laser, how do I create a “test” that will tell me what I should use for engraving vs cutting vs raster?
I’ve never used a laser before and I haven’t had access to a laser before, so I’m interested in all the steps needed, what I should be looking for, and how do I know that my “test” was a good one.
The only thing I can think of is a spreadsheet style grid that increments speed across the top and power down the left side and let it run. But at some point you should hit a combination that will cause more problems than solutions (test cut on paper vs Maple should have VASTLY different results). How do you handle this today with your lasers?
Feel free to “dumb it down” as much as you’d like, I don’t want to miss any steps.