Using Laser Module with Nextwave 2w Laser

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Using Laser Module with Nextwave 2w Laser

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I recently downloaded the laser module which im using with a Nextwave 2w laser. While trying to burn images of my mother in laws dogs, I cannot seem to find the right combination of settings. It either burns to a full black silhouette of the dog, doesn't burn anything at all, or is very patchy to where the animal is unrecognizable. With the low powered laser, its taking up to 3 hours to burn (or not) on a test piece of walnut to find out its still not right. The training video (in my opinion) concentrates too much on the entire project rather than the actually using and setting up for use of the laser in various scenarios. Any help here would be great! Thank you! John in Missouri.

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Re: Using Laser Module with Nextwave 2w Laser

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Hi John,

Perhaps some folks here can give you some pointers regarding that particular laser setup (if anyone is using the same one).

However, I’m wondering if you have reached out directly to NextWave Tech Support? I imagine they can offer some helpful advice for you, for sure.
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Re: Using Laser Module with Nextwave 2w Laser

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Thanks Michael, you may be right. I'll reach out to them to see if they have some advice. I noticed in the laser tutorial they had settings for the laser and material types but I don't have any. I'm wondering if these are something I need to create or if there are defaults that I should import from some where, just can't figure out where.

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Hi John,

You may also want to double-check that you are using the appropriate Post Processor for your laser. Maybe the best way to check is via the NextWave website, too.

I hope you get things sorted out soon!
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