I made a post a little while ago about my G Weike laser Storm 600 not being seen in K40 Whisperer. A few folks suggested downloading and trying Lightburn and RD Works. I’ve tried both of these but the auto detection can’t see my machine in either program when connected with USB.
Does anyone have any idea what the issue may be or what else to try? I’m at a bit of a loss!
So sorry I’ve been so bad with replies. In the end the problem was that the soldering between the usb connection on the machine and the mother board had come away. It’s working now when I make contact with the circuitry and is being read and controlled by lightburn!
I’ve aligned my mirrors but the laser doesn’t seem to be cutting powerfully enough. I’m using brand new mirrors, but maybe I need a new bulb? I’m cutting PETG plastic sheeting with it.
I’ve also been in direct contact with Gweike engineers. They’ve been very helpful
It may be resonating in TEM01 (the mode with two dots) but I’d expect the two dots to be more similar. Others more expert here might have seen more patterns. Maybe it’s actually TEM10 and part of the outer ring is attenuated by something?
This kind of damage makes me wonder whether the machine suffered some sharp mechanical shock that also affected the tube.
Last time I saw a pattern posted that looked to me like this, my recollection is that it was after at least the first mirror and was due to misalignment. But as it’s between the laser and first mirror, yes, I think it needs replacement.
I’m not the most expert person here. Anyone else here have an alternative reading of the burn pattern? Detritus stuck to the business end of the laser?