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    Default Need advise on adding a laser for engraving to existing cnc machine

    Hi all.

    Im currently finishing my vertical machine and have been thinking about adding a laser for engraving, mostly aluminium.

    I was inspired by someone who simply added a laser on the side of his spindle.

    Question far a laser noob is:
    What parts do I need? (PSU, Laser, software?)
    What power is sufficiant for ”deep” engraving. About 0.5mm into aluminium?
    Will it work using my existing setup with Mach3?

    Thankful for any insights.

    Pictures of first quick test of machine.

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    Default Re: Need advise on adding a laser for engraving to existing cnc machine

    To engrave aluminum you need a fiber laser, in the kW power range I think. I think used models are $10k+



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    Talking Re: Need advise on adding a laser for engraving to existing cnc machine

    This may be something we can help you with!

    https://www.hanbury-autogil.co.uk/laser-systems/



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