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by graham jimmison
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: masking tape
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

masking tape

recently been trying to cut laser ply and have been told to put masking tape on first so as to avoid scoring the edge of the ply - but it keeps catching fire!!!! - does it need to be special masking tape - tried increasing speed but it doesn't cut through then any suggestions please?
by graham jimmison
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drivers for 3060
Replies: 5
Views: 3420

Re: drivers for 3060

have since found it its a user specific thing the drivers must have installed under myuser name only - which is strange as newly draw works for all users. the drivers installed fine????? - i have noticed an issue with 7 that if you install drivers following instructions it seems not to work - it tel...
by graham jimmison
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drivers for 3060
Replies: 5
Views: 3420

Re: drivers for 3060

hi i found the drivers thanks - newlydraw seems to be working in windows 7 - but having a bit of an issue cutting - i can open the software jog the laser head around but when i press for it to cut i get link 5 error

Any suggestions

Thank you for your reply
by graham jimmison
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drivers for 3060
Replies: 5
Views: 3420

drivers for 3060

i have managed to install newlydraw onto windows 7 (at least all seems to be working - have tried loading newlydraw on to xp mode of windows 7 but it isnt recognising the dongle for somereason?) i think all i'm missing is the usb drivers and it should work - but i cant remember where the usb drivers...
by graham jimmison
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: newly draw and net production
Replies: 4
Views: 3049

Re: newly draw and net production

the seperation of the lies seems like a good idea thanks
you can split the drawing but when you go to select individual lines it isn't possible - the software splits it into squares or whole shapes rather than individual lines.

Thanks for the responses
by graham jimmison
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: newly draw and net production
Replies: 4
Views: 3049

newly draw and net production

after my question was answered so quickly and proffesionally last time i'll try this one Near enough all the time in school we create drawings in techsoft 2d design export them as dxf's and import them into newly draw. I have tried drawing some nets (for card boxes etc - looking at doing a light pro...
by graham jimmison
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: mirrored acrylic
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: mirrored acrylic

very scientific! - must admit wasn't the answer i was expecting! Thanks though much appreciated- will now go cut some mirror!
by graham jimmison
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: mirrored acrylic
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

mirrored acrylic

just wondering do you need a special mirrored acrylic for cutting in a laser cutter?
Logic tells me it will reflect the laser beam if reflective side up

tried cutting some with reflective side down but it damages the reflective material and doesn't look good

Any advice
by graham jimmison
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Help or advice required please
Topic: engrave then cut on newly draw
Replies: 1
Views: 6201

engrave then cut on newly draw

I'm new to the newly draw software and struggling a little with engraving. What i'm trying to do is a simple key ring project. Pupils engrave their name or text then cut it out. Pupils are designing their key ring in techsoft 2d design first. if i export as a dxf - when i import it into newly draw t...
by graham jimmison
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Projects and Plans
Topic: School project work
Replies: 31
Views: 22548

Re: School project work

Hi we've just purchased a laser cutter and i'm sure we will make good use of it! Just wandering if anyone has had a go at engraving pcb's with a laser cutter. we currently use the denford micro router with an engraving bit on copper clad board to do ours. With a laser cutter i'm sure we would be abl...