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Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:41:18 AM »
This is my Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.

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Re: Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 11:42:51 AM »
Hi,

Has mach4 got to the point where you can control a laser without the delay turning the last on and off?  I've never got Mach3 to work without the long delays...
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Re: Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 01:13:44 AM »
Hi,

Has mach4 got to the point where you can control a laser without the delay turning the last on and off?  I've never got Mach3 to work without the long delays...

Yes.
For Mach3 the commands are M11Px / M10Px and for Mach4 they are M62Px / M63Px (x being the Output# being switched). These commands switch the laser at the instant of axis movement so there is no delay.

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Re: Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 06:29:48 PM »
I know this is an old thread.  I'm wondering if anyone has tried engraving an image with laser and Mach4.  Is there fine enough control to do this with vectric and mach 4?

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Re: Vectric post processor for Mach 4 laser operation.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 01:30:25 AM »
For photographic images and Mach4 you would need a little more than is currently available from the standard Vectric software.
Warp9 have now included raster image reproduction (and also vector) routines within their latest Smooth Stepper software for Mach4;  https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=12444.msg258539#msg258539

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