Year: 2021

More Air

Air assist is a “must have” feature with a LASER engraver.  The LASER works without the air assist but so much better with the air in use. Dense smoke is eliminated and the cuts are so much cleaner.  I am certain there will be reasons for not using the air assist. It must be a …

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Air Assist

Today I will experiment with air assist with the laser engraver. The process is very similar to mist cooling with metal cut milling operations and also similar to chip clearing with my overheard CNC wood router and with my wax milling on my Taig.  This is not my first experience with air assist. This time …

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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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