Laser Burn Plate

I notice most of the open frame LASER cutting systems use a “spoil board” under the item being through cut. This “spoil board” is usually MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). When having been in use for awhile, I notice the board is usually well burned from being exposed to the LASER beam after target material cut-through. …

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LASER Pyrogravure

Image By User:Eino81 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8003112 The original LASER invention (as I recall) was a glass like mineral ruby rod with a photo (xeon) flash tube wound around the outside. One end of ruby rod was reflective. The firing end was semi-reflective. I don’t think these were used as industrial LASERs. …

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Slow Boat

I ordered my LASER engraver direct from China (5/8/21) as it was on sale at the lowest price. However, I have not seen any sign in almost a week that it has begun its’ journey. So, I cannot yet blame the proverbial “Slow Boat from China” for my lengthy wait time. I can only blame …

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LASER Beams

New tool is about to be added to my KautzCraft workshop. I have ordered a small 4.5-watt (output) LASER engraver. Work area is only 160mm x 150mm. So, it is quite small. So is the purchase cost. Less than $200. The low cost was the fatal attraction. I have considered LASER engravers for years. However, …

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