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CO2, Fiber, or Both – What Types of Laser Sources Do I Need?

Which Type of Laser to Use
August 2019

CO2 and fiber lasers are the most common laser types for material processing including laser cutting, laser engraving, and laser marking. This overview introduces the materials appropriate for CO2 lasers and fiber lasers at power levels below 200 watts. It also introduces links to resources to help you determine the best laser system configuration for your requirements.

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Where to Get Free and Low-Cost Design Files for Laser Cutting and Engraving

Inexpensive Software for Laser Design Files
June 2019

As a good supplement to your own creativity or for base designs to add to, there are a wide variety of online sources for free and low-cost design files. These design files will work with your design software and laser system for laser cutting and laser engraving.

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Software for Laser Cutting and Engraving Machines

Software for Laser Cutting and Engraving Machines
June 2019

There are a variety of software programs commonly used to design graphic files for laser processing. These programs include text, graphic design and layout, photo editing, CAD/engineering design, and serialization and coding software.

Here is a list of some of the more common software programs used with laser systems (also known as laser cutters, laser engravers, or laser machines).

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7 Safety Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Laser System

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May 2019

As laser cutting, engraving and marking systems become more common for business and educational use, it can be easy to assume that manufacturers have taken precautions to make their products safe. But with different laser safety standards all over the world, it is smart to take a closer look to make sure the system is really safe for your intended use and environment. If you buy a system without assessing safety, you could end up with property damage or severe user harm.

As a laser system owner, you are responsible for meeting all workplace safety requirements for operation. Failure to follow local and federal regulations or otherwise ignore safety obligations not only puts employees at risk, but it also can increase your liability in the case of an accident. Even if you unknowingly bring an unsafe laser system into your facility, you may be found guilty of negligence.

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What’s the Difference Between DC Glass Lasers and RF Metal Lasers?

Glass Laser Tubes
January 2018
There are major differences between DC glass lasers and RF metal lasers that should be considered when selecting a laser system.Read More

Using Your Material Requirements to Select a Laser System Configuration

Plastic Materials
January 2018
Laser material processing affords the use of many materials, including plastics, thin films, paper, wood, metals, adhesives, glass, foams, and fabrics to name a few.Read More