I’ve found that the laser cuts better when the laser head approaches a cut start-end point say from 11 o’clock rather than from say 5 o’clock. Like if I’m cutting circles arrayed next to each other along the X-axis from left to right, the first one usually doesn’t cut nicely, because the laser head is coming from a certain direction. After the first cut the laser head travels from left to right, so the rest of the cuts come out fine.
Could there be a option where you could point Lightburn to align the cut head say 3mm away from the cut start point to the angle you prefer (like lead in out) but so that it would start cutting only at the start end point? The machine would travel the lead in out, but the laser would only fire over the cut lines and just travel the set lead-in/out bit without firing the beam.
Not a fan of Hide backlash because I can’t select the starting point anymore and it’s a must on the jobs I run.
Perhaps add a “fire laser during lead in/out” or
lead in/out power
Dont fire laser, just travel [ ]
Fire laser at Power Min % [ ]
Fire laser, use cut settings [ ]
Or something along these lines.
Any idea if this would be useful to anyone?