I used the laser cutter on July 23rd and while everything worked fine I found that I needed to double cut some 6mm plywood to actually get my shapes cut (2 passes at 60% and a speed of 20). And while every material is different and as the lazing tube ages it becomes less powerful there did seem to be a fair amount of ‘dust’ inside the chamber. Now this could be from dirty filters. There may also be dust on the mirrors or other focusing elements all of which I’m not willing to fiddle around with without instruction as this is an expensive, and from the amount of wood in the scrap bin, a well used tool.
Any chance someone from the Laser Committee can put on a basic maintenance session for the laser cutter?