Building a multipurpose machine what do I need to control it?

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Awesome!, good start. :)

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Todays question;
What king of axis speed should I be shooting for?
I am thinking that 300 IPM should be more than fast enough but I would like the skinny from the experienced laser users.


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Hi Mike:

  On my fastest settings for photos and such I use up to 600IPM or 15000mm/m.
Typically, I dont use full speed, but there are times I use the full 15000. This is with a
14 watt synrad co2. WIth a 40watt Id probably use the higher end more often.
  This of course will vary from machine to machine, mines a pretty heavy robotic arm.

  Jerk settings will help usually. Just in case youve never watched this video..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7lWyoAfU9I

It shows the jerk settings on my 14watt laser, and gives an idea about speed.

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Only the last two settings got anywhere near the 1180 ipm.
I will shoot for as fast as I can go without resorting to anything silly.

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Hi Guys,
When I do a build log should I just continue here or is there a better place.

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Here is as good a place as any. :)

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Hi All,
Not much new to report. I am cleaning and rearranging the shop to make room for the machine to have a home.

Updates to follow.

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Time for a quick update.

I picked up a piece of 80/20 for the cross beam and have piled up all the collected parts in one spot.
Now that the most of the other life problems have been straightened out, it looks like I will have time to make the side plates.

More to come.


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