How To Laser Engrave Slate

While browsing at a local store, I picked up a couple of cheap slate placemats in order to carry out some engraving trials. I had not engraved slate previously, so I then had to learn how to laser engrave state. How to laser engrave slate? Slate is a binary material when it comes to laser … Read more

How to Laser Cut Stencils

If you own or have access to a laser cutting machine, stencils can be a quick and easy product to design and laser cut. I’ve been cutting and designing stencils for some time, with my online store containing over 100 stencil products. So, here’s my solution on how to laser cut a stencil. How to … Read more

How To Use A Laser Power Meter

Having just purchased my very own laser power meter for my 50W CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine. I needed to to come up with a measurement procedure to ensure I use my thermal laser power meter in a reliable and consistent manner. So here’s my solution on how to use a laser power meter. … Read more

What Is A Laser Power Meter

I have been working with laser systems of all types for more than 10 years, but I’ve only recently purchased my own laser power meter. So, what is a laser power meter? A Laser Power Meter is an instrument that measures the output power of a laser beam. They typically measure average power over a … Read more

How to Laser Cut Tool Foam Inserts For Tool Boxes

The toolKaiser App For Digitizing Your Entire Tool Box If you’re like me, you probably have a multitude of tools spread across dozens of locations and spend almost as much time finding the right tool as using it. You will have looked on in envy at those adverts for tool boxes with precision foam inserts … Read more

How Long Does a Laser Tube Last?

Having visited some of the more reputable Chinese Laser Tube manufacturers Websites. I determined that they indicate a service life of anything from 1,000 to 10,000 hours. Unfortunately, this is not the number of hours used, but the number of hours from the Date of Manufacture. Their Warranty is generally 3 ~ 12 months. Here’s … Read more

Buying a Chinese Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

50 Watt CO2 Laser with 300 x 500mm Bed Size Having recently been made redundant, I was finding it difficult to find a suitable alternative in my preferred laser sector. It was clearly time I went about buying a laser engraving and cutting machine to act as a possible second income stream. So, how to … Read more

What Is The Pre-ionisation Zone Of A Laser Tube?

The pre-ionisation zone of a CO2 DC glass laser tube is commonly referred to in the tube manufacturers literature and specifications but never explained. Asking the tube manufacturers for information usually results in the comment that it offers good engraving. So I decided to do some research and try and answer the question once and … Read more

How To Choose The Best Laser Cutting Machine for You.

Laser Cutting machines come in all shapes, sizes and power outputs.  Choosing a laser cutter to match your particular requirements is not always clear and choosing the wrong system could cause you significant challenges in the future.  So, here’s how to choose the best laser cutting machine for you.  How to choose the best laser cutting … Read more

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