Best laser cutting software for beginners

Depending on the brand and the type of the controller in your machine there are several options regarding which software you can use. But, before we get any further first we need to make a distinction between laser designing software and laser control software. They are often used in pairs…

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CO2 laser tubes – everything you need to know

CO2 lasers tubes have been around for a long time (since the sixties) and are still the most widely used type of laser tubes. Their efficiency, high continuous power, versatility, and cost have allowed them to find its application in many different industries as well as hobby applications, especially with…

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Laser cutter safety guide

Laser cutting machines have become less expensive and are making their way into an increasing number of homes and personal workshops. And while modern laser cutters are not particularly dangerous machines to own and operate, it is important to be aware of risks involved and safety measures that can be…

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What materials can laser cutters cut

The laser cutter is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment, one that has found applications in many different industries. One of the key advantages of a laser cutter is a wide range of materials it can be used on. But because laser cutting involves burning, it means that not all…

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Laser cutter advantages and disadvantages (vs CNC router, 3D printer)

With advancements in technology, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines have become standard in modern manufacturing. All these machines use similar principles for motion control, but they do operate in different ways and each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. No CNC machine does everything perfectly. In this particular article,…

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Laser cutting software for Mac OS

If you were a Mac user trying to get into laser cutting a couple of years ago your options regarding software would have been quite limited. You could either: Buy a cheap PC and install windows on it (popular option even today because you probably don’t want to keep your…

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Buying a CO2 laser cutter – how much power do you really need?

Laser cutters are usually defined by their working area in (mm or inches) and rated power (in watts). While picking working area is pretty straightforward (for most people), deciding on wattage is a different story. This is where variables like tube type, brand, materials and few others come into play.…

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How to price your laser cut products

One of the hardest things to figure out in the laser cutting business is not how to set up your machine or how to create designs, but how to figure out the price of your products. At least it was for us when we first started. Price is driven by…

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