Setup LONGER Laser engraver and material selection 

Setup LONGER Laser engraver and material selection


Machine Setup
Material Selection and Preparation


LONGER laser engravers employ highly accurate technology, using focused laser beams to cut various materials with precision. This process is vital in both development and production. To effectively execute laser cutting, one must understand the principles, material selection, design, machine operation, and safety measures. The LaserB1 and Ray5 series, are renowned for their performance in laser cutting. Operating a LONGER laser cutting machine involves several key steps:

Machine Setup: 
Start with put LONGER laser engraver in right place. Make sure the area can provide sufficient space for air access to the device and that it also stands on solid ground. The device can go on working at full capacity under such conditions. Attach the machine to the power source and test any fail-safe features like the emergency stop button and guard lock by pressing the emergency stop button and confirming the machine's reaction. 


The laser must be placed in an acceptable environment to reduce unintentional or unplanned disasters. The environment should be well-ventilated, stable, and clean to prevent shaking/vibration of the machine. The electrical source should be a per the maker's standards whereas it has to be earth and insulation grounded. The machine set up process should be carried out within the actual configuration of its laser beam deliver components and these components should be cleaned regularly. Software such as LaserGRBL LaserBurn LightBrun, MKS app and controls need to compatible to the operating system. First step of calibration and test of machine should be performed by adopting steps defined in machine manual.

Material Selection and Preparation: 
Choose the most compatible option out of many options for your laser cutting task in a proper way. The laser cutter machine (WEED) is very versatile since it can handle different materials like wood, acrylic, leather, metal, and fabric, just to name a few. The initial step involves preparing the front assembly by removing dust, smoothing out any imperfections, and securely mounting it onto the operating area board. Utilize masking tape to protect the surface and the soot from accidental damage.


The rectification of laser machining involves defining the material's characteristics, including its reaction to laser wavelength and energy level, and ensuring safety measures. Material properties like hardness, melting point, and thermal conductivity influence the process outcome. Thicker materials may require multiple passes. Proper material surface preparation, such as cleaning and degreasing, is crucial for effective laser processing. Safety considerations include adherence to laser safety protocols, the use of approved personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard awareness, and implementing ventilation or filtration systems. Refer to the LONGER laser machine's specifications, guidelines, and standards for material selection and processing operations.


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