Laser Cutter/Engraver Questions
Why my laser positioning light is not visible?
- Turn the power key switch to the ON position.
- Move the laser head approx. 20mm above work piece to focus positioning laser beam clearly.
- To enable the positioning light, move the zero point sensor to the middle position and the light should turn on.
The positioning light is a class 2 laser with far less power (comparable to a laser pointer).
If your laser positioning guide wont turn on after following this procedure please contact our support team and they can guide you on how to fix this issue.
We have a special post processor that you need to use for the laser. You can download that file [here]
You need to place the file in the correct folder in your Vectric Program.
Do do this, open your program (V Carve, Cut 2D, etc)
In the FILE Menu, select OPEN APPLICATION DATA FOLDER
Look for a “PostP” or “My_PostP” folder
Copy the laser post processor file (downloaded above) Into both of these folders.
NOTE: if you copy the file into the My_PostP folder then when you open your Vectric Program, only the post processors in this folder will show. So I always recommend copying the post processors for my CNC into this folder so when you go to create a G Code file, you will not have to scan though a ton of files for other machines. If you do not want to use the My_PostP folder then simply copy the above Laser profile into the PostP folder and you will see it in the list of post processors.
ALSO, you will need to restart the program for the post processor to be visible in the list
Does the Laser DL445 use the same port on the STEPCRAFT as the 3D Printer and HF500 spindle?
Yes, they both use the same serial port on the back of the machine. You would need to disconnect the cable and reconnect the attachment that you wish to use. STEPCRAFT also offers a Switchbox which allows you to connect everything and simply turn the dial to select the attachment you wish to use. This is very handy if you are constantly changing attachments.