That bright crisp smell you’ll notice in the laser room is the smell of new laser tube. It’s accompanied by undertones of fresh mirrors and beam combiner, with a smooth realignment finish.
Please test your settings the next time you run a job! The replaced optics and tube basically give us a nearly-new laser cutter, so you may be able to lower your power settings and/or speed up your cuts.
Huge thanks to Rory Johnson and Mark Tondra for helping out tonight. Also an extra huge thanks to Rory for doing the laser maintenance over the past months.
Now, anyone want to try taking an old laser tube apart?