In this week's post we will talk about the K40 laser, its scope and what this machine is for, this is a compact laser machine that allows us to get started in the world of laser engraving and cutting.
- What do I need to know to get started in this area?
The ideal would be to have knowledge in the area of graphic design and some computer software, which will allow you to reduce your learning curve.
- If I don't know anything about anything, can I buy one?
Yes, at EMI we offer workshops on the use of the laser, and we have also shared content on our channel showing you the first steps of it.
What you must have patience to adapt to it.
Here is a video video of the installation process.
- What do I need to work?
Be in a ventilated space, have a bucket with distilled water and ice, have protective glasses and wear a protective mask.
- What software should I use?
inkscape to create the designs and k40 whisper to send to the machine.
- What is the thickest you cut?
The biggest thickness is 3mm .
- What materials does it work?
You can make cuts in: Acrylic, * Wood, Leather, Plastics, Fabrics, MDF, Cardboard, Paper, Corian, Foam, Fiberglass, Rubber.
* Hard woods such as mahogany cannot be cut.
- What can I record with it?
You can engrave materials such as: Acrylic, Wood, Leather, Plastics, Fabrics, Glass, Rubber, Cork, Brick, Granite, Marble, Tile, River Rock, Bone, Melamine, Phenolic, *Aluminum, *Stainless Steel, *Titanium
* CO2 laser machines only mark bare metals when anodized or treated.
Why does it cut so little?
It is the capacity of the laser, if you want to work thicker materials or have a higher capacity, we recommend a 60w-100w machine, which has the power to cut up to 10mm.
- Any recommendation?
Before acquiring a piece of equipment, confirm which project you want to carry out and seek advice from the vendors to find out if it is the most convenient for you.
We hope that this explanation of the K40 laser has been helpful, these are frequently asked questions that we ask when purchasing your equipment.