I am on day one of Lightburn and riding the learning curve.
My question is that travel speed and burn speed does not change regardless of setting, unit or any other factor I can figure out.
I have a ManaSE board and 3.5w diode from Elksmaker, running GRBL 1.1f, and using GRBL profile for the machine.
I initially had some trouble with the laser not cutting/engraving but that was solved by checking searching this forum and the answer was to slow down the travel because GRBL dampens the laser at higher speeds.
I don’t understand why I can run this laser significantly faster with the stock Elksmaker software with good results and no matter what I do to the travel speed in GRBL, there is no discernible difference in movement.
The only major setting I changed was the stepper motor steps from the default 250 to 80 because it was telling me 120mm actually equaled 400mm.
The fastest I can go without the laser being throttled is 20mm/s (1200mm/min)
I didn’t realize GRBL travel speed was in mm/min. So I bumped them up to 10,000mm/min and it increased the travel speed.
But now I’m back to having a throttled laser.
I increased the acceleration and appear to be in business