So… either my google foo is failing me or it just hasn’t been asked yet. Or… I am blind. Either way… I am curious about this in a very specific context.
Aside from the obvious safety concerns with running a laser “uncontained” is there a safety switch that will prohibit the unit from running if the side door is down? I’ve seen posts that say there is one for the top lid… but looking for info on the side door seems to be limited or people aren’t curious like I am. =) I did see someone talk about voiding the warranty and cutting their own pass-thru port… but I am not thinking of anything quite that adventurous.
Here comes the second part of the question that dovetails into the question about running open… Say I want to cut a 14" wooden cog. Obviously with a 12" bed that wouldn’t work too well. So would it be possible to cut/engrave say half of the cog with the door open, then rotate the piece and resume the cut on the other half of the piece?
It dawned on me that I could try and just search for info on how passthru works (but the forum software won’t let me open a different browser window to search… it just shows the same post edit). I see in the FAQ it says that you will have passthru software that will use the camera to maintain alignment as material is pushed through… could that same software work in the scenario I am suggesting?