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by Bernie_of_CPE
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Projects and Plans
Topic: Pics of what youve done
Replies: 71
Views: 43832

Re: Pics of what youve done

Here is an interesting job I have just completed, it's another prop recreation from the TV series Space: 1999 for the members of http://www.eagletransporter.com This time it's the travel tube, this was made as a novelty item to be back lit or perhaps as a clock face. Enjoy. Bernie An interesting sho...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Sizing Error!
Replies: 23
Views: 8632

Re: Sizing Error!

I wonder if something maybe lost in translation. I use a MAC to produce my drawings, then output as .dxf, this format retains all the colour information and therefore the layering for engraving or cutting. Every part I have cut except for this last month where the machine suffered a mechanical error...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Projects and Plans
Topic: Incomming!! :)
Replies: 30
Views: 10570

Re: Incomming!! :)

Hi Dave,

I love the train buildings and that Eiffel Tower is just amazing.

Can I ask what material you are using? It looks very handy to prototype projects.

Love to see more of your work.
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Inch Focal Length Mirrors
Replies: 33
Views: 14722

Re: 4 Inch Focal Length Mirrors

Hi Guys, I am quite keen to up the performance and preserve the length of service of my tube. Where do I order the 63.5 mm focal length lens from? Is it a like for like replacement apart from changing the air cone? Very keen or the narrower kerf, be handy to increase the accuracy of my industrial mo...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: not cutting very deep
Replies: 22
Views: 10827

Re: not cutting very deep

The very last thing to consider is what you are cutting. Use cast material if you have a choice. It is very stable, has a lower hydroscopic character (IMHO) and present you the easiest set of challanges. In other words give yourself the best chance. When setting up the mirror alignment clean as you ...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Groove
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: Groove

Hi Guys, To be honest I have never managed to cut a grove effectively as the circumstances to make this happen are difficult to repeat two cuts in a row. So many variables will effect this, ambient temperatures of the air, water and material and the amount of water absorbed into the wood or acrylic ...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: not cutting very deep
Replies: 22
Views: 10827

Re: not cutting very deep

As a guide, if you can't cut 6 mm acrylic like this there is an alignment problem. http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt110/captainscifi/Travel%20Tube%20Project/3eddcdbf.jpg It has taken me a good while to work out how to set up this machine and get the best out of it. I will write up a set of guide...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: Not holding focus or shape across the cutting table....
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

Not holding focus or shape across the cutting table....

Recently I have been having issues with my LS6090 with totally baffling symptoms that have taken me a month to resolve. The laser began to lose focus across the full run of the table (600 x 900 mm in my case) it would cut well where the laser enters the cabinet but as soon as it moved towards the op...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Plans
Topic: Using a Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 1876

Re: Using a Mac

Hi Oli, Mac users unite..! I bought a cheap PC laptop to install and use with our 6090 system. I dump the files onto a datastick and import them via the cut software. I was concerned that the dongle would not be recognised or other problems might occur. Does this work ok with your setup, if it does ...
by Bernie_of_CPE
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: no beam
Replies: 10
Views: 5718

Re: no beam

I Had exactly the problem you described with my 6090 Pro about 5 months after I bought it. Chris diagnosed a safety cut out switch fault upon investigation it proved to be the lid micro switch had gone down. It looked to me as though the casing had been over heated during installation and melted it....