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Maker Machine Blog by Full Spectrum Laser


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Laser Engraving on Acrylic:  What you need to know
Laser Engraving on Acrylic:  What you need to know

Laser Engraving on Acrylic: What you need to know

Posted by Travis Richards on Jun 30th 2022

There are many materials that are safe to use with a laser cutter and engraver. There are many types of plastic that come in forms that are a convenient fit for any laser, whether it's a desktop … read more
Laser Engraving on Wood:  What you need to know
Laser Engraving on Wood:  What you need to know

Laser Engraving on Wood: What you need to know

Posted by Travis Richards on Jun 29th 2022

Wood is one of the most commonly applied materials that are used with laser cutters and engravers, and there are many reasons for that. Compared to other materials, it has relatively inexpensive … read more
Leather Laser Engraving:  What you need to know
Leather Laser Engraving:  What you need to know

Leather Laser Engraving: What you need to know

Posted by Travis Richards on Jun 15th 2022

There are so many different types of materials that you can use with your laser cutter and engraver. Most people know about the basics, such as wood and acrylic, but when it comes to going beyond tho … read more
Why Air Assist is Important for a Laser Cutter
Why Air Assist is Important for a Laser Cutter

Why Air Assist is Important for a Laser Cutter

Posted by Ashley Curless on Jun 9th 2022

What is Air Assist for a Laser Cutter? When you’re new to the world of lasers, it’s great to have a built in piece of hardware in your laser cutter engineered to assist you - the air assist. I … read more
An Introduction to Galvo Fiber and UV Lasers
An Introduction to Galvo Fiber and UV Lasers

An Introduction to Galvo Fiber and UV Lasers

Posted by Travis Richards on Jun 8th 2022

Galvo fiber lasers are different from the more common CO2 laser etching machines. The galvo fiber laser machines are smaller and more compact than a typical gantry style CO2 laser cutter and engraver … read more
Laser Cutter and Engraver made in the USA
Laser Cutter and Engraver made in the USA

Laser Cutter and Engraver made in the USA

Posted by Travis Richards on Jun 3rd 2022

There are many laser cutter and engraver companies that are scattered all over the world. Many of them are based in the United States, though some have all of their product designed and manufactured … read more

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