How to Laser Cut MDF

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.

How to Set Your Maximum Laser Cutting Power % in Vendor Settings

Laser cutting power - setting max power %

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 Power %? There is one item and one piece of information you need in order to accurately determine the … Read more

How To Make An Adjustable Laser Engraving Bed

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

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

How To Laser Engrave Photos: 10 Epic Tips For Success

THE RUSS FORMULA FOR SUCCESSFUL PHOTO ENGRAVING Learning how to laser engrave photos is one of the more difficult, but rewarding activities you can carry out on your laser machine. Here, I go through the steps I go through to achieve the best possible results. Russ has revised his techniques and they are available in … Read more

How to Laser Cut 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. Subsequently, heir Warranty is generally 3 ~ 12 months. … Read more