I’ve my glowforge basic now for a year, more or less.
Or, to be precise: I got a replacement unit half a year ago.
Since I can’t get the official material here in germany I have some supplier for acrylics and wood here.
For that material I made a lot of tests to get the right settings - which worked pretty well.
Until… a few days, maybe weeks ago.
For cutting hard wood (like beech, amaranth and mahagony) I used the following settings:
Speed 160, Power 30
As I said: this always worked.
The last two to three times I tried to cut the wood, the laser didn’t get through.
I then changed a few setting (it’s wood after all, variations happen):
Speed 130, Power 90
This time I nearly got through the mahagony but there were still some leftovers.
Today I tried amaranth again and it just won’t go through it.
I even let the laser go two or three times over it again, but nothing.
So, what happens here?
Is it the temperature (it’s about 26-27°C), is it wearout of the parts maybe?
I’d be happy to get some help on this topic