Fixing Common Metal Marking Problems

Often, you cannot tell if you have a good mark until you clean off the residue

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Common problems with metal marking materials are no marks, light marks, and inconsistent marks that appear as bands. Knowing how to create a problem or defect is a huge step toward knowing how to fix a problem, but also helps prevent them from occurring in the future.

There are several techniques for fixing these problems, but they all involve reapplying the metal-marking material, realigning the piece so the laser can mark the graphic in the same place, using the correct settings, and running that part of the job again.

When your laser is in the home position and your workpiece can be accurately replaced either against the rulers or in a jig, you can just recoat the workpiece with the marking material, put it back in the same spot, and run the job.

Jim Puentes COOLaserCraft

Jim Puentes

Jim Puentes opened COOLaserCraft in 2008, providing his clients with marking, cutting, and fabrication services. Contact Jim at [email protected]

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