I’m trying to understand what ails my Gweike LC1390 150W arrived last month. After this simple test (two circle inside a square and an X) i can see the bigger circle coming out from the square (white arrow) and the smaller circle ar not so rounded (red circle overlay).
Note: I know there is a fisheye effect on margins in the picture.
I have already checked if there is any backlash on pulleys, belts or other mechanical parts: seems nothing.
As you can see, straight lines are ok, but is not the same for circles. Any suggestion about what i have/can check or maybe how to solve this problem?
Did you also check for binding scenarios? Could it be that you’ve overtightened something or your laser head motion is being impeded somehow? Check that your laser head moves freely and easily to all corners of the machine. If you feel any binding anywhere try to identify the source of that binding and remove it.
Also, have you checked for dimensional accuracy of the design->burn? Measure the square and calibrate the axes as necessary to adjust.
If i turn off the machine and try to push softly the head with my hand (on X or Y axis is the same) it moves without any problem, but if i push with a little more force the head stop during his movement. Maybe is this caused by the step motors?
No, i have not try this. Tomorrow i will try to measure a square and check if dimensions are right.
The thread GingerKarma referenced above is mine. I have been meaning to reply back to it as to where I was with my issue. My issue was happening around radiused corners not circles but maybe you will see some results. It looks like the diagonal direction changes in your X my have slight bump in them? I was forced to cut at 30mm/s which was way to slow. I am now cutting the same materials at 70-90mm/s and have reduced my cut time by at least half. On thinner materials I am cutting well into 160mm/s plus limited only by my 60w tube. This may be a bandaid for something else that is causing the issue but it at least has me up an running with great results
In Lightburn under EDIT> MACHINE SETTING>CUT PARAMETERS I was running my Speed Factor % (0-200) at 80 as you are. I have since reduced that to 10-15% and my issue has disappeared. My direction changes where so abrupt that I actually could feel it in the machine. Worth a try and an easy change to make. Start low and if it smooths it out, increase till the issue comes back and find the sweet spot
Once I get some time I will be going back over everything and see if I cannot increase my Speed Factor but for now I am running smoother and much faster over all.