Discuss laser machine here freely.

Moderator: baker

Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:45 pm


Post by rhyne » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:39 pm

Hi all,

I'm rhyne and I've been a professional laser engraver for 5 years now... with a focus on custom engravings on firearms/guns. My office has 2 fiber lasers...

1. Epilog Fibermark 30 watt
2. Laserstar 80 watt

I've been a member on this forum for a while, but haven't really chimed in much or explored all that much either. Looking forward to getting more familiar with what's happening around here. I also am interested in purchasing a laser to have at my home and am trying to research some of the various options, costs, support, etc... Does anyone know a good place to compare the wide variety of offerings that are now available? it's a lot to wrap my head around so far. Thanks.

Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:00 pm


Post by mikesinclair » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:17 pm


I'm Mike and I have a laser problem. It seems that most of my problems I try to solve with my laser :-( I have been a happy laser user for 19 years now. Even did preliminary research in CO2 lasers in late 60's. Happy to be a member here :-)

Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:15 am


Post by Gazell16 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:19 am

Hi all.
I'm a complete newby to lasers.
I built the MPCNC last year using a makita router . I'm planning on making a couple of flight sim panels. It works great for cutting however the engraving quality is very poor.
I've got some translucent opal acrylic and sprayed it black with plasticoat.
I've seen a few people on YouTube etch the black to reveal the white underneath using the k40 laser.
My question is would a diode laser etch the black paint away. I don't need to cut the acrylic with a laser, just engrave text into it
Many thanks

Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:05 pm


Post by richmcc1 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:57 am

Hi my name is Rich I recently converted a Davinci' duo 2.0 to a laser engraver using UNO/CNC shield with GBRL 1.1.x I am using a Neje 30w input laser.

I am hoping to sell my own designs through various online outlets.

Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:00 am


Post by swilker » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:13 am

Hi I'm Drew. I just upgraded from my 60W Orion to OMTech 100W Laser Engraver and Cutter. I've been hooked on laser cutter engravers since 2013 when I discovered them at the CCBC FabLab. I've been using laser engravers ever since. I'm a college professor and we have a Universal 150W at the college, thanks to me. UMBC also has that same unit thanks to me.

I also own a CNC machine and it has seen little use since I've been using lasers. I'm also an avid 3D printer enthusiast and combine the laser and 3D printing to make experiments for mechatronics, robotics and control theory. Anyhow, hi


Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:35 pm


Post by idplasma » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:10 pm

Good afternoon!

Thank you for the add, I just setup my new laser last night and having a blast already. I previously had a CNC plasma so a lot of the basics have crossed over but excited and impressed to see all the designs you guys are doing!

Post Reply