I’m sure I read a post somewhere on here before from someone with a similar issue, but I couldn’t find it.
I’m noticing that my Glowforge seems to be losing power the further into prints it gets. I noticed this first on a long (maybe 1 hr) print that had lots of engraving and cuts. By the end of the print, the cuts weren’t getting all the way through.
Just last night I ran a print that was all cuts and only 9 minutes and 30 seconds, and by the end of the print it still wasn’t getting all the way through the material. Both of the referenced prints were using Proofgrade materials with Proofgrade settings.
Is anyone else experiencing issues like this? Is this common? I can understand the laser losing some strength over the course of a very long print, but I was surprised that there was an issue with an all-cut, less than 10 minutes print.
Additionally, I’m also seeing a more than 1/4" shift in the image post-print. Anything directly under the camera is aligning pretty much perfectly, but it looks like objects out on the far edges look like they are misaligned by almost 1/2" or more. My understanding was 1/4" or so of shift was common but 1/2" seems excessive, even with the image correction at the far corners or outside edges of the bed. I can upload a photo if needed.
Any help would be appreciated!