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 ** Optimization **\\ ** Optimization **\\
-The ProtoLaser can be a very powerful tool. If you're working carefully with it, and you want to know more details about how the tool works, and how to better optimize your process, please see LPKF's [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​b:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EZGQyfhrC0BItpbSxd_rjRQBzDyNWUubu-RCuJr6a3OI9A?​e=nbVu4k|Protolaser - Optimization.pdf]] document. This has proven to be useful for some users in the past. You can also contact LPKF directly at [[lasersupport@lpkfusa.com]].+The ProtoLaser can be a very powerful tool. If you're working carefully with it, and you want to know more details about how the tool works, and how to better optimize your process, please see LPKF's [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​b:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EZGQyfhrC0BItpbSxd_rjRQBzDyNWUubu-RCuJr6a3OI9A?​e=nbVu4k|Protolaser - Optimization.pdf]] document. This has proven to be useful for some users in the past. You can also contact LPKF directly at [[lasersupport@lpkfusa.com]]. A quick breakdown of optimizing is to look at the etch under a microscope with a set of tweezers in hand. Try to lift one of the stuck-on strips with the tweezers. If the ends of the strip are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Contour"​ tool down by 10%. If the sides are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Hatch"​ tool down by 10%. If the entire strip is stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Heat"​ tool down by 10%. Repeat this until the etch is better for you.
  
 **Adjusting the breakout tabs** **Adjusting the breakout tabs**
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   * **The bottom/top didn’t etch completely.**   * **The bottom/top didn’t etch completely.**
-You can either restart the process entirely (hit the Play button, see figure 32) or right click on “Top Side” (or “Bottom side”) under “Processing” on the left, and click “Process from here” to restart the top (or bottom) side processing with top (or bottom) side alignment. You can also do this for an individual tool or an individual tool for a single scan field through the "Scan Fields"​ drop-down in the same area. The lastand sort of the most drastic ​but also the best long-term ​option, is to make your own material settings: [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EShrwNPAMH1Cj3cE3pg5h8QB6r3JP-XtLghmQcU96-fNfA?​e=Ska4Ud|ProtoLaser:​ New Material]]. It's not hard to do, though adjusting the settings can be time consuming. A quick thing to do it to look at the etch under a microscope with a set of tweezers in hand. Try to lift one of the stuck-on strips. If the ends of the strip are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Contour"​ tool down by 10%. If the sides are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Hatch"​ tool down by 10%. If the entire strip is stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Heat"​ tool down by 10%. Repeat this until the etch is better for you. See LPKF's [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​b:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EZGQyfhrC0BItpbSxd_rjRQBzDyNWUubu-RCuJr6a3OI9A?​e=nbVu4k|Protolaser - Optimization.pdf]] document for more details on this process. **//DO NOT ADJUST THE DEFAULT MATERIALS!!//​** Only adjust a custom material that you've created.+You can either restart the process entirely (hit the Play button, see figure 32) or right click on “Top Side” (or “Bottom side”) under “Processing” on the left, and click “Process from here” to restart the top (or bottom) side processing with top (or bottom) side alignment. You can also do this for an individual tool or an individual tool for a single scan field through the "Scan Fields"​ drop-down in the same area.  
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 +A more involved, but better ​long-term, ​solution ​is to make your own material settings: [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EShrwNPAMH1Cj3cE3pg5h8QB6r3JP-XtLghmQcU96-fNfA?​e=Ska4Ud|ProtoLaser:​ New Material]]. It's not hard to do, though adjusting the settings can be time consuming. A quick thing to do it to look at the etch under a microscope with a set of tweezers in hand. Try to lift one of the stuck-on strips ​with the tweezers. If the ends of the strip are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Contour"​ tool down by 10%. If the sides are stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Hatch"​ tool down by 10%. If the entire strip is stuck, adjust the Mark Speed of the "​Heat"​ tool down by 10%. Repeat this until the etch is better for you. See LPKF's [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​b:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EZGQyfhrC0BItpbSxd_rjRQBzDyNWUubu-RCuJr6a3OI9A?​e=nbVu4k|Protolaser - Optimization.pdf]] document for more details on this process. **//DO NOT ADJUST THE DEFAULT MATERIALS!!//​** Only adjust a custom material that you've created.
  
   * **The board is/is not flipped in the Processing tab.**   * **The board is/is not flipped in the Processing tab.**
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