Hi all, well i went ahead and ordered the HX-1290SE from Rabbit, along with spare tube, rotary attachment, water chiller and air purifier. After waiting what seemed like an eternity it all finally arrived in Spain (where I live) I then had a nightmare getting it out of Spanish customs, but thats another story.
So it all finally got to me, hurrah! I got the thing unpacked, and it all looked good, no broken parts or laser tubes, which was a relief. The first thing i did was to set up the mirrors, according to the instuctions I should of had some circular cardboard discs to assist this...I didn't. Still not to worry i just made a few of my own and soon had that sorted.
The air purifyer was a different story, turns out its 3 phase and 380V...what th'... I dont have 3 phase and there is no chance of 380V either. I do feel I should have been informed about this prior to purchase, because I certainly would not have bought it. The biggest problem with this is that my shop is on the high street, there is no way i can output wood, paper or plastic smoke to the street, this makes my entire buisness difficult.
So for the time being i am conducting my experiments on glass. Which brings me to my question. how do you output from these things??
I started simple using the supplied software Laser Cut 5, i drew a circle in the lower left quadrant near the 0,0 basically it was a 100mm circle set 150mm up and 150mm in. but when i go to the output part of the software, all that happens is the head moves 8'' on the y axis then scans a 2'' sweep across the x axis with no laser light. the odd thing here is that this is all it will do, no matter whether i draw a triangle, circle, square or random shape. Or even if i load a bitmap, same result.
When i hit the 'datum' button it returns to the upper right as it should, it came with a few files loaded into the onboard memory, one of these marked 123.mol worked fine it would write the word 'Green' within a few inches from where ever the laser head was. So i'm assuming that it should work.
if i hit the 'laser' button I get light output, just not when i draw somthing myself.
Now i'm, probably wrong here but what i had expected was that if i drew an image in the supplied software and positioned it on the grid that when i came to output, the laser head would move to that location and start to work, that does not happen.
so could anyone give me a quick rundown on how to draw a line circle, in case i'm missing somthing, If i can get that sorted i should be able to fugure out the rest. any other help/advice would be most welcome.
one last thing, since these machines dont use a 'print' type funtion, but their own propriety system, can i use this machine with 'photograv'
thanks to all