T2LASER cutting settings



  • Hi. I've been using t2laser to engrave things for a while but now I want to try cutting something, but I've got some issues with the settings. As far as I know, the maximum laser power is 255, but I can get it up to 1000 but still it doesn't seem as much because the effect is similar to this I achieved engraving at power set to 90... Btw. for cutting purposes, should I use plt, dxf or what kind of files? I see there is a cutting option which does only 2 passes, is there an option to make i 4-5 passes? The power is what concerns me at most though :/


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    if you are using t2's firmware (which you should be) 255 is max. If you put in 10000000 it will assume you mean full power and turn it back down to 255. The trick is to elevate the material so the gasses can escape from under neath, use an air assist system, and use multiple passes.

    under settings change multipass vector to how ever many passes you need. For most projects I need 5-8 passes. No amount of putting in bigger numbers into your power setting will make it take less passes but some woods are easier or thinner than others.


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  • @nottingham82
    Ok, so if I set the power to 999 (and this number doesn't come back to 255, it's just 999 all the time) it's really just 255 anyway? It's weird because as I was using the trial it went back to 255, but on the registered version it stays at 999.
    Btw, which of these setting does the software use, this setting on the first "screen" or on the controll laser screen? Provided in attachments. Thanks for the multipass, couldn't find it :D
    1st setting
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    2nd setting0_1502379235272_eleksmaker2.PNG


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  • @mrmister
    Thanks, for my purposes (3mm plywood) I think feed rate set to 30-80 would be perfect :)


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    The first setting is for the G-code file, the one on the Laser Control screen is the manual laser power, for the buttons underneath that fire the laser.

    You can set higher than 255 but since the firmware is limited to 255 anything higher is ignored. You don't get more power as 255 is 100%.

    Reduce the feed rate as already recommended and increase the passes until you get a good result.

    Air assist makes a huge difference, and raising the platform is also a good suggestion. Use a metal lath / grid or honeycomb surface.



  • i,ve been cutting 3mm ply with 300 speed and 4 passes which is on the first screen under settings multipul passs(vector) dont forget to turn back when finished



  • wlll try the elevation tip at weekend thanks for that one


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