Full Spectrum Laser Class Outline

  1. Requisite Review - Safety and Policies
  1. Fire - Use only approved extinguishers and blanket
  2. Damage/Breakages - Report ASAP
  3. Report use of Fire extinguishers or First Aid kits
  4. Eye protection - Everyone wears it
  5. Must be present and attentive during operation
  6. NEW: laser tube is EXPOSED -  don’t touch or bump!!
  1. Equipment Checks
  1. Blower
  2. Chiller
  3. Exhaust
  1. Materials
  1. Same as Rabbit
  2. Settings will be different
  1. Focusing
  1. Height adjust - 33.5mm above bottom of assembly is current estimate.
  1. Billet
  2. Plex tool
  1. Make sure it’s tight
  2. Don’t over-tighten!
  3. Occasionally check for slippage
  1. RATT sign-in
  1. 2 min (10 min?) inactivity sign-out
  2. Report problems via RATT console
  3. Lock out via RATT console
  1. Importing your designs
  1. Print to “XPS” printer - open with RetnaEngrave (bring in files from home/saved)
  2. DirectPrint right from other application
  1. Make sure RetnaEngrave is open
  2. Make vectors the lightest layer (so you can avoid ratering them via “B&W limit”)
  1. Drawing in Design View tab
  1. “Render” to Raster and Design views
  1. Software
  1. Raster
  1. Import BMP only
  2. Dithering modes
  1. None - BW - Threshold set
  2. Simple and Dither - DPI Options
  1. Vector
  1. Import XPS only
  2. Export From Printer drivers (in other software)
  3. Move/Scale/rotate/flip
  4. Cross Hatching
  5. Settings;
  1. Zero passes to shut off
  2. Change colors and directions  of paths
  3. Power and speed
  4. Overall “Vector current”
  1. Saving projects
  1. Need to select “all files” to open saved project
  1. Operating Machine
  1. Homing
  2. Bounding Box
  1. Origin is top-left
  2. (Optionally can be center)
  3. Manual orientation step can mess up your origin - Make sure you’re back at top-left before running
  1. Movement/jog/test
  2. Time estimate
  3. Speed and Power settings
  1. Raster - generally “100%”
  1. Software is “live” with laser
  1. Turn on laser BEFORE launching software
  2. Re-launch RetnaEngrave if connetion is interrupted (power off)
  3. Cannot shut off PC or close RetnaEngrave while job is running!
  1. Running Job
  1. Options for ordering
  1. “Zero” to ignore layer
  1. Simulating vector cuts
  2. Smaller honeycomb - take greater care of pass-through
  3. Is it on? See if tube is glowing!
  1. Advanced
  1. 3D Engraving
  1. Tabs - Show 3D engrave
  1. Engraving LARGE objects

Rev A.  12/21/2018