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CO2 Laser Engraver Beam Alignment

Laser beam alignment can be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t have to be. First time users find it overwhelming and often give up and accept unsatisfactory alignment. Alignment shouldn’t be a task that you avoid, it gets easier with ...
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Looking after your mirrors and lens

Caring for your optics The goal of this article is to educate and inform the end user of the best methods to clean and maintain optics using industry proven best practices. Optics are considered as consumable items, but there is ...
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Bad laser engraving quality

Why is my engraving not solid and why am i using more power

One of my clients informs me he is having issues with his engravings, he is having to run the job at a higher power to engrave and cut and is getting bad results, intermittent lines, gaps etc. My first step ...
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Things to consider when buying a laser engraver

Thinking about purchasing a laser engraver? At ATKlaser we deal with people everyday who have been duped into buying low quality faulty eBay Chinese machines. These machines are made to a budget which is constantly being slashed in order to ...
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ATK SUREMARK Fiber laser

The new ATK Suremark system is a low maintenance fiber metal marking laser system. Unlike a co2 laser a fiber laser source can last as long as 100,000 working hours. This equates to a working life of around 8-10 years ...
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ATK9060 Co2 laser engraver

The ideal business or production machine, manufactured to our specification using high quality and sensibly source components. Years of expertise in the field servicing, operating and maintaining laser engravers have helped us create the perfect recipe.   Related posts: Things ...
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X700 Co2 Laser Honeycomb Bed Leveling Guide

X700 Co2 Laser Bed Leveling Guide Your bed must be perpendicular to your linear rails, if this is not the case you are not utilizing the full power of your machine across the entirety of your work space. Each corner ...
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Ruida automatic fan upgrade with fan stop timer

x700 automatic exhaust fan and air assist guide. Ever forget to switch your exhaust fan on? Tired of reaching behind the machine to that hard to get plug to start and stop your air assist? We have the soloution for ...
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CO2 Laser Tube Problems – March Question & Answer session

CO2 Laser tube arc to the machine body or stepper motor I get sent a lot of questions from new and existing readers of my blog in regards to issues they have been having with their CO2 laser tubes. 90% of these ...
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NEW STOCK ALERT! We have some exciting machines arriving

We have managed to secure a number of duel head machines.   These machines feature tandem laser tubes and two lense head arrangements, as standard a 60w for fast engraving and a 100w for cutting. Depending on your requirements we can ...
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Battle of the Backlash

Backlash – “Recoil arising between parts of a mechanism.” A problem i am almost guaranteed to find on 90% of the machines i visit. Backlash occurs whenever the laser head changes direction, mostly apparent on the X axis of the x700 ...
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Your Responsibility as an Employer

It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. This means making sure that ...
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Different types of CO2 laser

The physical design of a CO2 laser consists of a gas filled tube sand wedged between a pair of mirrors, this tube is excited by a RF or DC electrical discharge. Contrary to popular belief CO2 is not the only ...
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