I’ve seen this method discussed deep in several threads, but just wanted to put it out there for others who are curious.
This is a piece of 1/8"t. (0.125") stainless steel from my sons welding scrap. After circling around the settings for a while, we settled on a solution that worked well to mark with a .jpg using the CRC “Dry Moly Lube” product.
PROCESS… Clean steel… pre-wipe with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip… after drying, spray liberally with the Dry Moly Lube product… let dry… spray again… let dry… spray a third time… print… clean off with rubbing alcohol
SETTINGS… Selected “Use Uncertified Material” and entered actual 0.125" thickness… Set Power to 100… Speed to 20… Lines left at 225… Passes left at 1… Focus Height set to top of material 0.125"
Here is that product and an Amazon link to buy.
OTHER QUESTIONS… Has anyone found a way to Engrave, Cut or otherwise print on wood a bit more than 3/4" thick? I notice there are no such thicknesses in the standard materials, and when I entered 0.85" or 0.75" the print system defaulted back to a thinner setting of 0.433". Additionally, and possibly connected, has anyone perfected the “3D Engrave” process? What wood species, thickness and settings were used?
Thanks in advance and cheers!