The next generation in safe classroom laser cutting & engraving
The Emblaser 2 utilises what is traditionally available only on industrial machines to improve the output quality of the engraved or cut parts. The technique involves injecting a stream of high pressured air into the cutting region simultaneously as the laser works to cut or engrave the area.
As seen in the photos, the effect of Air-Assist on the different types of materials is noticeable; the circles on the left are without the air-assist. Burn marks are significantly reduced if not present when Air-Assist is utilised.
Equipped with an in-built extractor, fumes produced during operation will be vented outdoors. For complete indoor use, simply add the Fume Filter System. Both systems will work to clean the out the fume, making it safe for the user and prolongs the life of the machine.
Or simply just known MIA, never miss in action with this smart monitoring and notification system. MIA constantly monitors for the potential ignition of a material and the Emblaser will be put into safety mode.
Expand your canvas with a larger work area of 500mm x 300 mm x 50mm
Don’t want to be tethered to the Emblaser 2 and just walk away with your laptop? Or are you working from another room? Simply connect to the Emblaser 2 through Wifi and gain access to full control wirelessly. Of course, you still have the option to directly connect your computer to the laser cutter via USB connection.
Fine tune material aligntment with ease through the use of the in-built camera.
Emblaser 2 – 12 month from date of purchase
Filtration unit – 12 month from date of purchase – Read the Fume Filtration Unit Spec Sheet
Air Assist – 12 month from date of purchase
Laser Diode – 6 month from date of purchase
Designed to be straight-foward to use in a classroom setting, the Emblaser 2 is easy to operate. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t be there to help guide you through the process and make sure your laser cutting and engraving experience is anything but seamless. Find help online or give us a ring; we are here to help.
Yes, you won’t get some long distance call center, wait on the line listening to elevator music while your hairs go grey. Our trained team will pick up the phone and sometimes if you’re very lucky on the weekends too.
We also have supports centers in the major centers across the country, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Most traditional laser cutters use a bulky high voltage CO2 fragile glass tube, water-cooling and a series of mirrors to redirect the laser. We all know that water and high voltages don’t make for a great cocktail. CO2 systems are complex, have many moving parts and are difficult to align and calibrate. Also, CO2 laser put out infrared invisible light, so is very unsafe as you just can’t see the light. For example, if a mirror was knocked out of calibration, this could potentially blind you or cause other damage to you.
Pros: A CO2 system can cut a wider variety of materials at a greater speed.
Cons: Complex and unsafe system
The Emblaser 2 uses a 5watt Laser Diode mounted directly on the head, this reduces the parts and complexity. Being laser diode it uses UV-visible light and the system has protection systems to disable the laser if the door is opened.
Pros: Much safer than CO2 systems, with superior photographic accuracy. Approximately 30% the cost of a basic entry level CO2 system.
Cons: About 30% slower than CO2 and can’t cut clear acrylics, but can cut tinted acrylics.
It depends what you are looking at doing. There are two type of files that generally work with laser machines, vector and raster.
Vector files are files created in packages such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw or CAD. The vectors define an accurate path or area for the laser to work on. These files can be imported with the current Emblaser software. The Emblaser 2 software will initially accept SVG, DXF, JPG and PNG files. Additional formats will be added over time.
Raster files photos or images made up of pixels. These can also be used but in a different way to vector files. This is called raster engraving. The E2 software will allow you to import these images as well and raster engrave them. Formats for these are JPG, PNG, BMP etc.
The short answer is no. Laser diode based machines work on a light frequency that passes directly through transparent materials.
However the EmbLaser 2 can cut and engrave tinted and solid colour acrylics.
Black glass with most likely be engraved.
3mm plywood 1 pass at 200-300mm/min
6mm plywood 3-4 passes at 200-300mm/min
6mm Corrugated Cardboard 1 pass at 350mm/min
2mm Black Opaque Acrylic 2 passes at 200mm/min
6mm Black Opaque Acrylic 4 passes at 150mm/min
This varies from material to material but is between 0.12-0.20mm for cutting. It can be as low as 0.10mm for raster engraving.
Work with the software you are familiar with to create your designs. Lightburn software will import all standard formats from software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Inkscape, Corel Draw, Sketchup etc.
LightBurn is fully compatible with both Windows and OSX.
Run it on your favourite computer or tablet, even over Wifi!
I’m generally working as an artist making books, but occasionally inspiration strikes and I have an idea for something to make physically. The Emblaser is critical for my rapid prototyping needs.