I recently converted from Leetro/Lasercut 5.3 to Ruida6445g/Lightburn. It was difficult to interpret the nomenclature between the old settings and the new. Regardless of that, I have almost all working now but I do have an issue now.
I imported a dxf from my cad software. This contains a rectangle box with text in the middle.
This has 2 layers. 1 for engraving first and 1 for the cutout.
When I push the radio button to show the job boundary, all is good. It’s about a 3"x1" rectangle,
When I press the radio “Start” button it starts the engraving layer but the problem is this:
- It travels negatively in the X-Axis for about 12", travels to the right and engraves the 3" section, continues past for another 12" (without firing), and repeats this for the engraving.
- After the engraving is done it will activate the cutout layer and cut the part out as it should without any excessive movements.
Normally I would change one thing at a time when changing settings but this time I changed a bunch. Mainly when I cut this part out prior to all this, the text was not at a sharp 90 degree vertical walls. It was like the firing of the laser was delayed maybe causing a not so crisp text.
I thought this could be due to my accelerations or ramping. After making all those changes and wanting to cut the part out, I have what I have now.
My biggest question is, would changing the ramping and accelerations make the laser travel excessively in both directions to perform engraving tasks? Maybe with my settings, it now needs more travel area to start the engraving? I reduced the setting drastically hoping that it was an acceleration/ramping issue that caused my text to not look so good.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Ruida 6445g controller
100W Reci Laser with 2" focal length
Vectric Software for Cad