Looks like @DennisTY had the honour of making the first cuts intended to build an actual project with this machine tonight! Congratulations.

It is … tricky to vector cut with. Wide, charred kerfs, lots of smoke, a fair amount of flare-up. But it’ll cut 6mm ply at 50% power 20% speed. That’s something.

It also rasters beautifully, and fast. I think we were doing that at 50% power, 100% speed. The super light-weight gantry and wider kerf lets it do very fast raster scans.

We found that example of a vector cut where it left a pronounced 45 degree chamfer that @Grant-Fraser accidentally made in the bin. I’m going to try to get some pictures of that and try to figure out how to do it on purpose, because it would make the coolest decorative edges. Laser chamfer the edges then vector cut the part out! I think it has something to do with the depth of field of the lens assembly on this machine though, which means we probably can’t reproduce it on our machine without swapping out the lenses.