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Some new great laser experiments from Endurance

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Posted March 8, 2017

Today we want to share with some good news from Endurance – their team is in the final step of testing new L-Cheapo 7.8W diode laser. It will be the most powerful diode laser from this company.

Just a quick reminder: Endurance is making a powerful diode laser attachments for any 3D printers and CNC machines.

We did not believe that it is true.

For a while we were afraid to do a laser engraving on aluminum, we knew that only powerful CO2 lasers 80W+ could do that and also not all. Then we decided to make an experiment in a different way. We painted an aluminum and focused a laser beam on it. The result was pretty amazing…

3.5W diode laser succeeded with engraving on aluminum.

Many DIY suppliers and producers of diode lasers say that their lasers do not engrave on metal, for some reasons our 3.5W diode laser can.

We used a DIY machine for that. By the way if you purchase a DIY xy plotter from Ali and you need a video tutorial how to assemble it – we are happy to provide a tutorial:

Or if you need to know how to assemble MakeBlock 2.0 XY plotter you are also welcome to watch this guidance:

Another useful application for your 3D printer or CNC mill

We know that a lot of makers like to create their own PCB at home and about a year ago we made a video showing how to make a PCB just using laser, film and FeCl3 with water:

But we still wanted to give a better tool and finally we tuned 5.6W laser and installed on a Neje engraving machine (just as a good mount machine). And it appeared that with a help of 5.6W diode laser you can do laser soldering. So it is quite easy, just press a button, wait for 1-2 sec and it is ready.

Anyone who knows how to improve this process can share with us ideas, just email: [email protected]

And the last one nice experiment we made

We received a lot of requests asking if diode lasers can be useful for companies that are selling something and would like to put their stickers on their product.

It was important that we heard from people that they want to use self-adhesive labels.

We do not know about how many different types of self-adhesive films are being sold world-wide but we took something like a shiny sticker (seems like a self-adhesive foil). We were afraid that it would not be enough to cut and all light power will be reflected. Also it was important to make sure that only foil is cut but not the paper on which this foil is glued.

We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with makers, hobbyists and 3D printing community.

Written by George Fomitchev, founder of Endurance Lasers

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