Beam shape and engraving direction

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tjensen
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Beam shape and engraving direction

Postby tjensen » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:48 am

Since the beam shape of a diode laser is rectangular, is there a prefered orrientation for the engraving direction? For example, with the long axis or perpendicular to it?
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Re: Beam shape and engraving direction

Postby Picengraver » Tue May 07, 2019 6:06 am

Tim, I apologize for missing your post.
Orient the beam to a 45 degree angle to the X axis, and engrave at a 45 degree angle for best results.
I prefer to use the 45 degree left angle.
John Champlain


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