CNC laser cutter engraver post?

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CNC laser cutter engraver post?

Postby MS1522280121 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:25 pm

Looking at cheap (under $400.00) laser engraver on eBay. Don't have heavy duty need. Should work for me.
The sellers say machine is fully compatible with Corel Draw Laser, Don't know what that entails.
Is there, or could there be, a post for Visual Mill that would work with one of these machines?

Thanks
Tom
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Re: CNC laser cutter engraver post?

Postby MecSoft Support » Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am

Hi Tom,
If you can provide the details CNC controller that runs the laser engraver & if it reads G & M codes, we can check if a post this is already available or can be developed. If you prefer to email the details, you can send this to support@mecsoft.com
Thank you.
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Re: CNC laser cutter engraver post?

Postby tgarson » Fri May 31, 2019 1:03 pm

What I know from reading the brief technical description:
These engravers are compatible with Laser Draw.
These is an open source program called K40 Whisperer which claims to directly support them using a driver called libUSB which is installed by the program Inkscape.
K40 Whisper web page states that it supports importing G code.
If that's enough, great. If not, I may have to learn to speak Chinese.
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Re: CNC laser cutter engraver post?

Postby MecSoft Support » Fri May 31, 2019 3:01 pm

Thanks for the additional info.
You can select GRBL-Inch or GRBL-MM as your current post processor. This post outputs in standard G & M code format.
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