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« Reply #1060 on: May 17, 2018, 06:12:28 AM »

I think I found the answer, looks like it's as simple as, the optimal wavelength is the wavelength that is absorbed by the material.

Never really thought of it that way but it certainly sounds like a very good rule of thumb.

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« Reply #1061 on: May 17, 2018, 07:29:58 AM »

Well, I never did get any response from Tomura Kazuki with his TomTom plugin, so I guess it's out of the question. I do wonder however whether the Mach3 plugin or DotG are smart enough to not stupidly scan the entire area line by line thereby going over large areas where engraving isn't necessary?
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« Reply #1062 on: May 17, 2018, 07:37:55 AM »

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I do wonder however whether the Mach3 plugin or DotG are smart enough to not stupidly scan the entire area line by line thereby going over large areas where engraving isn't necessary?

Nope  Cry

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« Reply #1063 on: August 04, 2018, 10:16:12 AM »

Warp9 have now added the ability to laser reproduce (raster) 8 bit photographic images using their ESS and the v221 release Mach4 plugin. It is still very much in the beta stage and does not have a GUI but an excellent and detailed ‘setting-up’ tutorial has been prepared which should get any potential users up and running in no time. It equally supports vector laser work and is suitable for use with Diode, RF and DC excited CO2 lasers.

I have not had a chance to try it out yet but for those who may wish to do so, the full documentation and further details can be found here;  https://warp9td.com/index.php/faq/faq-mach4#LaserSetup

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« Reply #1064 on: August 04, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »

Tweakie:

  Thx, nice to know. Nice to see lasers getting some respect. Smiley

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