LightBurn Tutorial 21 – Installing LightBurn for Mac OS

The LightBurn Software Series

The Lightburn Software is probably the best generic laser cutting software available (I use it for almost all of my laser work). This series has tutorials, hints and tips as well as the occasional speed comparisons between it and RDWorks. In this LightBurn Tutorial Session, we learn all about installing LightBurn for Mac OS. My thanks to the team at Lightburn for allowing me to embed their videos.

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A quick demonstration on Installing LightBurn for Mac OS.


Installation of Lightburn for Mac
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If you enjoyed this series of Lightburn Software Tutorials. Why not try out one of our other video series such as:

The Tangerine Tiger Series where Russ has purchased a new 500 x 300mm, 50W laser machine from eBay with a view to modifying and upgrading it. In fact, he rips out the glass laser tube and high voltage power supply and replaces them with an RF laser source and PSU from Cloudray. Find out how the expensive RF laser source compares to a glass CO2 laser tube and prepare to get your hands dirty!

The Lightblade Learning Lab is a series of videos that Russ did for Thinklaser Limited based on using the Lightblade 4060 Laser Cutting and Engraving Machine. The Lightblade 4060 has a 400 x 600mm bed size and was supplied with a 60W EFR laser tube.

The Fiber Laser Series is all about Russ’s adventures and investigations with a 30 watt fibre laser, loaned to him by Dean at Lotus Laser Systems. If you are looking for a laser solution to engrave metal, without the fuss of using coatings such as Thermark, Cermark or Molybdenum Disulphide spray, then this is the series for you.

The Top 10 Ranked RDWorks Learning Lab Videos.

The K40 Xtreeem Laser Cutter Upgrade Series is a series of 6 videos covering how Russ, strips down a generic K40 laser. He then designs and builds a number of new components and completely upgrades and overhauls the K40 into a high specification K40 Xtreeem Laser cutting and engraving machine.

Why not check out The Concise RDWorks Learning Lab Series that condenses all of Russ’s work into an easy to follow encyclopaedia of laser knowledge.

Installation of  Lightburn for Mac
Installation of Lightburn for Mac

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0:00Click the download link

0:03Wait for the download to complete.

0:08Double click the downloaded file

0:14Drag the LightBurn icon into your Applications folder

0:19Click Replace

0:22Double click to open Applications folder.

0:25Find the LightBurn icon

0:28Hold the Control key and click the LightBurn icon to bring up the menu.

0:32Choose Open

0:36When you get the pop-up, choose Open again.

0:40You only have to do this when you download and install.

0:48If I run it again, I no longer have to do that.

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