How to Fail at Laser Cutting

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#1

Published earlier today on Hackaday:

Two points that I heartily agree with:

  1. You can never have too much material
  2. Never, under any circumstances, walk away from an operating laser!

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#2

Saw this posted on facebook and intended to read it and then bring it here. That was a few hours ago, still haven’t read it and you beat me to posting by 13 hours. Maybe I need too visit the forum more


#3

Great article, thanks for passing it along! I’ve bookmarked it so that I can periodically go back to it to remind me of what I shouldn’t be doing. Thankfully, some of these guidelines don’t apply to Glowforges. (Like failure to focus, zero, and failure to add masking.)


#4

My pleasure.

It’s true that the focus and (for the most part) zeroing will be automagic on the GF, many of us won’t be using the GF-branded materials, so remembering to add masking will remain an important step.


#5

Uh, automagic is my new favorite word.