M1 Manual Focusing Tutorial in Laser Cylindrical Mode

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Focusing principle
  • The fixed focal length of the laser module on xTool M1 is 30mm. That is, the laser beams are most powerful when they fall on where it is 30mm away from the laser emitter.

  • The laser module can be moved vertically with a range of 31mm.

  • When the laser module is in its original position, the highest position, the distance between the laser emitter and baseplate is 47mm.

To sum up, the focus can be moved vertically within a range of 30mm (16mm above the baseplate or 14mm below the baseplate). For proper cylindrical processing, ensure that the focus is at the highest point of the material and that the highest point is within the focus range.

Manual focus when xTool risers are used

  1. Download the following file, import it to xTool M1 software, and use xTool M1 to make a focusing ruler.(Orange lines for laser engraving, purple lines for laser cutting)
  1. Set the level of Rotary Attachment and use risers according to the diameter of the material to ensure that the highest point of the material is within the focus range.
  1. Place the ruler vertically at the highest point of the material and close to the laser module.
  1. Read the scale value of the top of the laser module and enter the value as the distance in the software.

Manual focus when other risers are used (applicable to materials of diameter greater than 70mm)

  1. Download the following file, import it to xTool M1 software, and use xTool M1 to make a focusing ruler.
  1. Use other risers to elevate xTool M1 according to the diameter of the material and keep xTool M1 stable.
  1. Place the ruler vertically at the highest point of the material and close to the laser module.
  1. Read the scale value of the top of the laser module and enter the value as the distance in the software.
Note: Change the level of Rotary Attachment or adjust risers if necessary to ensure that the top of the laser module is within the measuring range of the ruler.

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