The laser is a high quality blue laser module for laser engraving. The laser can cut soft materials as well, but the laser is designed for engraving, so cutting with this laser for extended periods of time will degrade the laser.
It has a variable lense to set the focus. The aluminium housing and forced air cooling ensures efficient cooling for optimal operation and long service life. The intensity of the laser can be adjusted via the TTL/PWM signal. Please see the table below for the materials that can be processed with this laser.
|Material||0.5W Laser||2.5W Laser||5.5W Laser|
|3mm Balsa Wood||Engrave||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut|
|5mm Balsa Wood||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut|
|250g Card Board||Engrave||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut|
|300g Card Board||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut|
|250g Craft Card||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut|
|Non-woven Fabric||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut|
|Cotton Fabric||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut|
|Polyester Fabric||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut|
|Canvas||Engrave||Engrave & Cut||Engrave & Cut|
|Leather||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut|
|MDF Wood||Engrave||Engrave||Engrave & Cut*|
|Acrylic / Perspex||–||Engrave||Engrave & Cut**|
|Stone / Ceramic||–||–||Engrave|
|Painted Metal Surface||–||Engrave||Engrave|
|Bare metal surface||–||–||Engrave***|
|Anodized metal surface||–||–||Engrave|
*Can cut MDF with multiple passes, but extended periods of cutting will degrade the laser. Yellow MDF or Laser MDF is recommended rather than normal MDF.
**Only dark colours of Acrylic and Perspex
***Metal engraving spray, powder or tape required for laser marking on bare metal surface.