You will see the laser won't cut through the material. The processed surface is engraved but isn't cut through to the backside.
#1 Check the Material Option
Choose the corresponding material in XCS.
Proceed with the recommended processing parameters.
#2 Check XCS Processing Settings
Check if the processing settings are consistent with how you process the material.
If it is as shown below, the laser won't cut through the material.
- When you select laser flat in XCS, the machine isn't installed with the baseplate, or the honeycomb panel isn't put on the top of the riser base.
- When you select "No" in "Height raised", the triangular prism is put on the baseplate.
#3 Check the Auto-Measurement
Choose the Laser flat mode.
Place a 3mm basswood plywood on the baseplate.
Click auto-measure and check the measurement error.
If the error value exceeds 2mm, please calibrate the auto-measurement according to the user manual.
#4 Check if the Laser Lens Is Polluted
If yes, clean it in the following way:
Use a mirror or the front camera of your mobile phone to enlarge the laser lens image.
Clean the lens with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
#5 Optical Power Decreases
The optical power of your laser module might not remain constant over time. If your laser module is used for a long time, you may find the processing power is decreased and the device can not cut through materials.
This issue may be solved in the following ways:
Increase the processing power.
Reduce the processing speed.
Add processing pass.
#6 Deformed Baseplate or Material
Replace the baseplate or material with a new one.