A Video Diary: Learning About Chinese Laser Cutting Technology 02

By Russ Sadler Introduction This technically is a video diary of my mistakes and successes as I gradually come to terms with the mysteries of owning one of these little Chinese dragons {Russ’s videos are also considered to be some of the best tutorials on Chinese laser cutting machines on the web}. It seems illogical … Read more

A Video Diary: Learning About Chinese Laser Cutting Technology 01

By Russ Sadler Introduction This technically is a video diary of my mistakes and successes as I gradually come to terms with the mysteries of owning one of these little Chinese dragons {Russ’s videos are also considered to be some of the best laser cutting and engraving videos on the web}. It seems illogical that … 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

How To Get A Longer Life From Your Laser Tube

Although the glass CO2 laser tube used in many laser cutting and engraving machines are classed as consumables. There are a number of ways to prolong the life of the tube and get more “bang for your buck”. So, how to get a longer life from your laser tube? You need to consider a number … Read more

What Can a Laser Cutter Cut?

I’ve laser cut a wide and varied number of materials over the years, but not everything that cuts great with a laser is great to cut. So what can a laser cutter cut? Your standard CO2 laser cutter (up to 150W) is capable of cutting a wide variety of organic materials such as wood, paper, … Read more

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