Lead in/ lead out

forthehopper

#1

An item for the hopper that I would really like to see is to be able to specify my pierce location and the glowforge to generate a proper lead in/lead out. When working on wood it really bugs me that I have a darker line where the laser pierced compared to everywhere else. Depending on the material it is also very easy to feel that location.

I’ve had this issue when working with steel and lasers/waterjet and it was solved there by having the machine not pierce on the cut line but offset by 2-3x the kerf distance


Avoiding pierce burn
#2

I’ve had very little problems here or with cnc needing lead in, lead out but when you need it, well, you need it.