The cutting gas keeps the particles and vapors away from the optical elements. Standard roughness Rz increases with the sheet thickness, but decreases with laser power and cutting speed. When cutting low carbon steel with laser power of 800 W, standard roughness Rz is 10 μm for sheet thickness of 1 mm, 20 μm for 3 mm, and 25 μm for 6 mm. You can change everything from the laser power and the spot size to the speed and the user height. I really like this approach and would suggest it makes it ideal for use in a professional workshop. If you have a whole range of projects to get through it makes sense to optimize the engraver for each one.
High-speed laser engraver – the best to mark organic materials and coated surfaces. ULS laser engraving systems utilize a precise, non-contact process that upholds the integrity of the material even if directed onto small areas. You’ll also need to keep things clean to keep them operating well. Burning stuff dirties the optics, and dirty optics lead to weaker cuts and faster wear.
Above is an inside look at some initial product sketches along with the final products. Since many makers specialize in making with certain materials, we have grouped the design ideas into subsections by materials to make your browsing experience easy. So you’ll see all the wood jewelry, acrylic jewelry and so forth together. While a tree was laser cut from 3mm MDF for this particular installation, you can see how this application is also suited to corporate branding with the use of logos or typography. If the mountains are calling, celebrate the awaiting adventure with wall art from Etsy seller Woodums.
Since laser cutting can be used with CNC machining, it offers incredible repeatability and accuracy with high automation potential. Laser cutting doesn’t require any physical contact with the materials. This means a smaller heat-affected zone than other conventional cutting processes, resulting in reduced material distortion. Since the development of lasers in the 1960s, the technology has become a staple of manufacturing. Laser cutting offers rapid speeds, minimal waste production, and incredible scalability—especially when combined with computer numerical control technology.
lasers are used for industrial cutting of many materials including titanium, stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, plastic, wood, engineered wood, wax, fabrics, and paper. YAG lasers are primarily used for cutting and scribing metals and ceramics. Universal Laser Systems takes pride in the innovative technologies and modular components that are featured in its laser engraving, laser cutting, and laser marking systems. With over 1,000,000 laser system configurations, users will be able to laser engrave, laser cut, and laser mark on numerous types of materials—with high precision and speed.
Personally, I wouldn’t have any reservations about it from a maximum or average power output perspective. Water break protection is common sense when you think about it, but it’s surprising it’s still not a standard feature. You’re always unlikely to spring a water leak, but if you do, then you’ll ruin your engraving and do damage to your laser. The water is there to ensure that things don’t get too hot during tooling.
Our wide range of manufacturing capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment enable us to support customers from initial concept design through production, finishing, and assembly. We are devoted to meeting and exceeding customer expectations and would love the opportunity to serve you and become your trusted manufacturing partner. Operators with backgrounds in plasma or mechanical cutting should have no problem translating their skills to the T-A Series cutter.
It’s also capable of an astounding 1 m/s cutting speed at full tilt. That makes it a sensible choice for those of you looking to monetize your engraving. I would say that a hobbyist would require a much smaller and less powerful machine. That’s not a criticism by any means and if you want one go for it, but I’m just, being realistic. That means that while it won’t be much help with metal engraving, it takes care of its specialist materials as well as anything on this list. Leather, wood, paper, they all look that little bit crisper and more detailed with the Orion.