The Lightblade Learning Lab with Russ Sadler
The Lightblade Learning Lab is a series of videos that Russ did for Thinklaser Limited based on using the Lightblade 4060 Laser Cutting and Laser Engraving Machine. Thinklasers Lightblade 4060 has a 400 x 600mm bed size and was supplied with a 60W EFR laser tube. In this session, Russ shows us photo engraving slate and granite.
You can’t cut minerals like granite and slate with your laser.
Description of Foliated Metamorphic Rock
Test pulses on different slates and granite and examination of results.
Production of glass by melting of the surface.
Testing different settings to see what size dot one can produce on slate.
Examination of results.
Comparison with wood/card technique.
Trial engraving on slate.
Seeing the picture created has less contrast as it is only shades of grey.
Use of furniture polish to enhance the contrast.
An experiments engraving the photograph on a different slate and granite.
Changing the configuration to get better results.
Using Briwax to enhance the results.
My thanks go out to Tom at Thinklaser for giving permission to embed these videos on this site. If you are looking for a new laser machine from a quality supplier, then I would suggest you check out their website: www.thinklaser.com.
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