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I also have this laser. I cannot get the laser to engrave. I have tested the alignment of it and when you hit the test switch the it is fine. But when Moshidraw goes to engrave it acts like it is engraving (you can see the tube flickering) and the engraving head moves but no laser comming out if it. Any ideas?
I use Moshidraw and DC-K401V Shenhui laser engraver. I presume you have the correct setting on the software for the type of engraving you want to do. On the output page, mine is set to 'Cave' (presume this is meant to be Carve) and 'Normal' for engraving wording or pictures on to wood, plastic or leather.
Try turning up the mA current whilst it is engraving, a spark should be emitting from the laser and will get stronger the higher it is set. Mine is set to only 3mA for engraving on leather but it needs to be higher for cutting.
Hope this is some help.
I also purchased cheap Chinese laser engraver 40w with moshidraw software we have small business mostly engraving nameplates for trophies and occasional acrylic and glass awards. For nameplates we use our little trusted Roland egx 20 using simple but easy to use dr engrave software so we wanted to upgrade and try laser engraving I never dreamed it would be so difficult. After initially setting up the machine and horrible moshidraw software all my engraving comes out very bed it is set on 3 mA and sometimes it just burn the plastic nameplate and sometime the engraving is just lines does not make any sance what am I doing wrong we mostly engrave on plastic or anodized aluminum ? I also have lots of problems with text the spacing is bed. Does anyone know if I could link autoCAD with moshidraw. I would appreciate any help or advice. Tanya