I am creating a test card to help users find the “right” settings for their job.
Like this one: https://3axis.co/laser-cut-material-test-card-ai-file/6o3yxwk7/
Originally I was just going to use the above card and configure it for Ruby.
However, Trotec has some additional settings, and this card doesn’t include a kerf/press-fit test.
I want to make it as compact as possible so that we don’t use a lot of material for each test.
Before I create the card, I thought I’d ask you what you want to include.
Please suggest both modifications to the tests below, or additional items that you would like to include.
If you use materials like paper, leather etc, are there specific tests that you would want to include?
So far I am thinking of:
The smallest round or square hole that will cut through the specific material and thickness
A series of holes from 0.25mm diameter up to 5mm
The kerf correction for a specific combination of cut settings + material + thickness
A kerf testing tool
Vector fill engrave outcomes for different speed / power / frequency settings
Rows of blocks (this colour wheel takes up too much space)
Vector outline engrave outcomes for various line thicknesses
A series of lines from hairline to 1mm thick
Bitmap image outputs
A sample image output once or multiple times with different settings.
I need some help with preparing this one, as I don’t have a lot of experience with engraving (actually, none).
Font engraving outputs
Some text in Arial from 6pt to 12pt AND in a single-line/CNC font in a variety of sizes and line thicknesses
Living hinge flexibility tests
Using these samples
I’ll prepare Ruby settings so that anyone can open the test design and output it using any material. We can then store the sheets in the space for users to reference.