If you have ever laser cut a sheet of material and wondered why the edge is not perpendicular, then you have suffered from a tapered kerf in laser cutting. The usual reason for this effect is that the laser beam is not fully perpendicular to the surface of the sheet. Read on to find out … Read more
When cutting any organic material such as MDF, you need to run at the safe maximum operating current for your tube.
Then you carry out some cutting trials starting at high speeds, gradually decreasing the speed until you are consistently cutting through the material.
I normally decrease the speed by an additional couple of mm/s to take into account any variance in the thickness of the material.
There is a lot of confusion over what the maximum laser cutting power you should set your CO2 Glass laser tube in order to maximise the tubes lifespan. What Do You Need to Determine Your Max Laser Cutting Power % There is one item and one piece of information you need in order to accurately … Read more
Laser engraving is an amazing way to personalize gifts or create custom products. But for highly detailed or photo engraving, consistent focal depth is required. This is especially important when engraving natural products where the thickness of the material can fluctuate. Having an adjustable laser engraving bed or platform, will allow you to minimise any … Read more