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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #460 on: July 14, 2011, 03:24:20 PM »
    tweakie 
on most of my finished wood products
painted with super glue, polishing to a glass finish it looks like a over lay of glass. i can do a glass finish on wood that has been treated with oil. 
Super glue's and most epoxies breaks down at about 220 degrees  Fahrenheit.
if this will work on a Laser lens i have no idea.
 Worked on trucks that carried lime. lime pitted the windshields. cleaned glass with sulfuric acid.
polished glass with meguiar's polishing car compounds 
 possible option ..... treat lens before pitting happens
 good luck
 
 river still coming up!
mikee

 
 
   

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #461 on: July 15, 2011, 02:03:14 AM »
Hi Mikee,

I think we are at crossed purposes here. It is the ceramic tile which needs sealing (to keep Sam's bleach out  ;D ) not the laser lens.  ;)

Does the waterfront property come expensive ?

Tweakie.
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #462 on: July 15, 2011, 02:19:24 AM »
 nothing new me getting things backwards
 you guys should be getting used to me by now
 in this cost it may cost me everything

mike

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #463 on: July 15, 2011, 01:03:24 PM »
 
hey tweakie
the river is about as high as it can get
 any higher and im going to have to leave
 river front land for sale great fishing.
mike

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #464 on: July 16, 2011, 11:05:26 AM »
Another update for the Impact / Laser Engraver plugin (v1.2a).

Image aspect ratio;
I have re-instated the ‘maintain aspect ratio’ function (somehow lost along the way) which is now operated in a slightly different way to which it was originally. There is a new screen button “Calculate Parameters AR” and this automatically sets the vertical (Y Axis) height based on the, user input, horizontal (X Axis) width information and the original image aspect ratio. This new function works alongside the original “Calculate Parameters” function and provides a choice of either locked or free aspect ratio.

Changing the Mach mode of motion;
If the original image detail extends to the vertical sides of the canvas it has been found best to process the engraving in the Exact Stop mode whereas if the image detail stops short of the edges there is a small but significant gain in process speed if Constant Velocity mode is used.
By default the plugin now operates in Exact Stop mode and I have added a new check box “CV mode” so that Constant Velocity can easily be used, as and when required. (Without having to open the Mach General Config page to change the settings there). On exit the plugin returns Mach to CV mode.

I have also updated the PDF file to reflect these changes.

Engraving.dll   http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/Engraving.dll

Engraving.pdf   http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/Engraving.pdf

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #465 on: August 02, 2011, 06:12:49 PM »
Testing the new version of the plugin now Tweakie.   I rebuilt my laser this weekend, added a few things, tweaked things, etc. etc. etc.  I'll shoot up some pictures of my results when I'm done.

Thanks for doing this!  I love this plugin!

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #466 on: August 04, 2011, 02:37:26 AM »
Hi naPS,

That's great news that you have it all running OK so where are these pictures then ??  :D

Tweakie.
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #467 on: August 14, 2011, 05:46:28 AM »
Relating to the Mach Impact / Laser Engraving plugin, Andrea (Robotmar) has very kindly provided me with a couple of his magnets in order to evaluate the plugin's impact engraving performance. It is a lot slower than the laser but the results are so similar that I thought you may like to see a side by side comparison with the same image produced by each method.
The first picture has been produced with the magnet and the second with the laser.
(This thread relates http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,16446.0.html).

Tweakie.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 05:57:05 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #468 on: August 14, 2011, 07:37:04 AM »
Very interesting, Tweaks, what is the material you're using to get the contrast like that?

Thanks for sharing-
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #469 on: August 14, 2011, 07:59:22 AM »
Hi Dave,

It's a non-PVC engraving laminate I purchased in France with brushed aluminium look alike on the surface and black plastic beneath. (If using the impact magnet on aluminium sheet the indentations could be colour filled to obtain the same effect).

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.