i am unsure if i want to upgrade my Atomstack A5 system from a 8-bit to a 32 bit controller.
Since i’m engraving photos with an line intervall of 0.11mm the system will stuck at areas with a high amount of pixels. I think that comes through too much gcode instructions that cant be handled by the controller. This problem will occur at speeds higher 2000. So normaly i would go upgrading to 32 bit to drive at higher speeds but i think i can remember that someone said that wood wont engrave good at speed higher than 2500-3000 (something with response time where the laserbeam needs to react with the material).
So now im not sure if it’s worth the time and the money to upgrade the system to have a little speed boost.
Maybe someone here who hase experience in upgrading from 8 to 32 bit?
Seems like if you’re serious about engraving wood, you might want to look into upgrading your laser wattage and controller. I’m not sure what the price upgrade is to go to a 32-bit controller, but I think your 20w laser is going to be your next bottleneck.
For reference, I can get pretty good images at around 125mm/sec (7500mm/min) but I’ve got a 100w co2 laser w/ a Ruida controller.