The Fiber Flatbed is one of our largest laser cutters, as such there will be times when the laser gets out of alignment.
Adjusting the Laserhead & Nozzle:
To align the laser head through the nozzle, follow these steps:
- Power on the laser machine and launch the Cypcut software.
- Adjust the focus position to 0 in Cypcut and use the yellow arrow to travel to that focus.
- Affix clear scotch tape or clear packing tape to the bottom of the nozzle on the laser head, ensuring that it fully covers the nozzle hole.
- Apply pressure to imprint the nozzle opening shape onto the tape, then turn on the shutter.
- To pulse fire the laser, click the "Laser" button in Cypcut. Ensure that protective eye wear is worn, and that there is no flammable material beneath the nozzle.
- Remove the tape, maintaining the same orientation as when it was stuck to the nozzle.
- Use the centering screws on the laser head to adjust the burn hole alignment to the center of the nozzle. Be cautious not to over-adjust the centering screws, as the laser head may vary in appearance. Make minor adjustments, reapply the tape, and test-fire again if necessary.
Aligning the Laserhead with Materials:
To align the laser head with the material, follow these steps:
- After aligning the laser head through the nozzle, move the laser head up and place a piece of 16 gauge regular carbon sheet steel underneath it.
- Turn on the shutter and hold down the laser pulse button in Cypcut until the steel turns red without melting away.
- Press "Follow" on the yellow handheld controller and guide the head down to the material while holding the controller's step button.
- Jog the laser head up one step and press the laser pulse button once.
- Move the laser head away from the material.
- If the quick pulse dot is not in the center of the larger burn mark, adjust the laser head mounting until the dot is centered. There are 4 socket cap screws that mount the laser head to the gantry, which may need to be loosened and adjusted to center the dot.
- Repeat the process as needed until the laser head is properly centered.
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