K40 machine stops before job is done – fixes and issues

A lot of questions lately has been around machines stopping mid job, before the end or right away when starting a job. This is a issue no matter of your setup, controller type and/or other solutions. I will go through most common issues with communication for this problems in this article. 1: USB cable and setup - Most users have a laptop connected to their machine. Make sure all power saving programs/schemes are set to off. See guide here - If you are using...

A word on USB-hubs

A small note on usb-hubs and using older computers or pad´s to run the machines. All computers has a usb-host controller, this one controls the data sent out and powers the ports. On older computers or smaller laptops there is one host-controller for all ports. On newer machines there is often one controller per port, or per set of ports.   What may happen is your laser starts to freeze up, it hesitates for a half second and then runs again. This happens because...