Why does the LaserBeam exist?
We created the LaserBeam to tackle several issues our users have had with using other laser systems with their machines:
Many low-cost lasers advertise a high laser power, but these ratings only show the peak power of the laser module, or laser modules are using lower rated diodes that have been overclocked to output higher wattages. This results in a lower lifespan of the lasers, as well as inconsistent cutting and engraving power.
The LaserBeam is designed, tested, and rated for continual use rated at 7 watts, which means you can expect high performance and consistent results every time.
Lack of support
Many users have found that the lack of resources and support from laser suppliers has made it difficult to set up their lasers properly.
The LightBurn is plug-and-play for LongMills, as well as with additional resources and technical support to make adding a laser simple.
Can I use the laser for machines other than the LongMill?
At the time of writing, the LaserBeam system has only been tested on the LongMill. We cannot guarantee that this system will work with other devices. However, we are planning to test compatibility with other CNC machines and systems. Users that are interested in tinkering with the laser should be able to make the LaserBurn compatible with most GRBL based CNC machines and 3D printers using the TTL/PWM input system.
When will the Laser ship?
Pre-orders are expected to ship in August 2021. Want email notifications about the project? Subscribe below.
When do you take payment for the laser?
Payment is taken immediately when you place your pre-order.
What does my LaserBeam order come with?
Your order will come with the laser module, electronics, and hardware to attach it to your LongMill. The LaserBeam also comes with resources and guides to help you set and learn to use the laser.
Can I cancel my pre-order?
You can cancel your order with no penalty any time before your order ships. Please contact us with your order number and a request to make a cancellation. A refund will be processed through your original method of payment.
What software do I need?
The laser will be compatible with any GRBL based machine interface software that has a laser/spindle PWM control mode like gSender/UGS/CNCjs
We also recommend checking out these softwares that allow for creating gcode for laser cutting:
How thick of material can I cut?
We’ve tested the laser to cut up to 6mm or 1/4″ plywood reliabily.
Do the Safety Goggles fit over regular glasses?
Yes they do, we cannot confirm that they will fit every frame type with every face type but it will accommodate most.
How much will the LaserBeam cost after the Pre-order phase?
The price of the laser will remain the same: $400 CAD after the pre-order is over, the only change will be the safety goggles will cost an additional $60 CAD.