Laser Plotter

An insight into Cutting machines

How a Laser is Created

August 16, 2017 Posted by:

Lasers are widely used in manufacturing and fabrication. They are an extremely effective way of cutting, marking and measuring. But how are these laser beams created? To create a laser, the energy level of atoms need to be raised to an excited state. This allows them to release light as they fall back to their original ground state. Once a beam of light is generated, it is then amplified to produce a focal point. It’s at this focal point that the laser cuts or marks the surface of a material. As the atoms move, they create a weak light. As more energy is added this light becomes more and more...

The Desktop Laser Engraver 300mW

May 21, 2017 Posted by:

When laser engraving, sometimes all that’s required is a straightforward, compact desktop engraver. A desktop engraver such as the 300mW allows for smooth and mellow surface carvings to be created from a variety of materials. They  can be used for both professional as well as personal use and are ideal for amateurs getting started in laser engraving. Features Th 300mW Desktop Laser Engraver is equipped with a V4 control system, allowing for one-click engraving. It supports multiple control software and is comes with a selection of 42 stepper motors. It features hidden fasteners offering more free space around the sculpture area, and low-light positioning, making imaging position simple and easy. The 300mW...

Test Cuts And Presets

September 25, 2016 Posted by:

When laser cutting, its important to understand the settings and functions of the cutter before anything has been permanently cut into. This can be done in a variety of ways, using presets is one method of setting up your cutter before hand. Your laser should have some suggested settings for cutting or engraving different materials and different thicknesses. You should also be able to load these settings into your computer or laser and save them as presets. Be sure to name them something that makes sense so you can easily find them again. Test cuts are also used to set up a cutter before hand. This can be done by creating...

3D Printing Software – Open Source Programs

April 16, 2016 Posted by:

Even though the learning curve is a steep one, open source programs are some of the most effective pieces of software that can be used with a 3D printer. With  the world’s largest community of 3D print enthusiasts and a wealth of training and reference material is enough for any serious thoughts about 3D printing. Printing functionality is part of the designing tools, therefore you can print just as easily as you can select the draw tool and draw a line. This and the vast support for 3D printers, printing formats and other community-contributed printing resources, open source software is leading the way in economical yet effective 3D printing package arena. Usually 3D printers come...

Understanding Water Jet Cutting Technology

February 16, 2016 Posted by:

The technology used to cut materials is a crucial part of many manufacturing processes. One such technology is water jet cutting, a process especially used for the fabrication of machine parts. Water jet cutting is a process that uses a high pressure jet of water to cut high density materials, such as metals or plastics. A mixture of water and an abrasive substance is used; shot through a water jet nozzle at the material on which the cut is to be made. There are many benefits to using water jet cutting, as opposed to other cutting technologies, such as laser or saw cutting. One such benefit is the fact that water jet does not create any...