ELEGOO, a well-known 3D printer brand, is about to start a funding campaign on Kickstarter for their first laser marking and cutting machine.
Established in March 2015, ELEGOO Inc. is a thriving technology company dedicated to open-source hardware research & development, production, and marketing. In 2019 they announced their first LCD 3D printer named MARS, which became quickly popular among DIY hobbyists. Last year, they released the Neptune 3 series, which includes Pro, Plus, and Max FDM 3D printers.
Laser engraving machines are widely used in various industries, including manufacturing, jewelry making, automotive, aerospace, and more, for creating detailed and intricate designs, logos, serial numbers, and text on various surfaces. They are also popular among hobbyists and artists for creating personalized gifts, decorations, and artwork.
The ELEGOO PHECDA uses a 10W/20W laser beam to etch or mark a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, wood, leather, and more. It has a work surface of 400x400m. The laser beam creates a precise, high-quality image or design on the surface of the material by vaporizing or melting the material, leaving behind a permanent mark. The depth of the mark can be controlled by adjusting the laser power and speed, and the design or image can be created using a computer-aided design (CAD) program or by importing an image into the laser engraving software. It supports a WiFi connection, freely uploads and edits pictures through the APP, and creates text, painting, and other creations.
What’s new compared to other Laser engraving machines?
Different from the traditional vertical structure engraving head on the market, ELEGOO has redesigned the laser head module with the left, middle, and right structures. The left and right sides are equipped with dual fans to ensure heat dissipation to the greatest extent and prolong the service life of the laser head. The laser head adopts a plug-in design, which can be inserted directly through the backplane rail, and is easy to install and replace.
Generally, laser engraving usually produces a lot of smoke. In order to protect the environment and protect the health of users, the Z-axis of this machine adopts a magnetic visor, and a smoke filter is installed on the top, forming a relatively sealed and silent engraving environment as a whole, which can effectively filter Hazardous gases reduce smoke to escape. The machine package contains goggles to protect eyesight from laser damage and enjoy carving DIY creation.
ELEGOO PHECDA: Technical Parameters
- Engraving area：400mmx400mm
- Laser head power：10W/20W
- Spot diameter：0.06mm
- Engraving depth：0-8mm
- Maximum engraving speed: 160mm/s
- Laser head height adjustment: 0-79mm
- Connection method: TF card, USB cable, APP
- Support system： windows/mac/ios/android
- Rated voltage：100V-240V 50/60Hz
- Output voltage：12V
- Machine power：40W
- Product material: Aluminum alloy
- Net weight：6.5kg
- Machine size：673x660x190mm
This looks like a great hobby laser engraver machine.
Can you cut natural leather at 20w? Or is it just an engraving machine?
Elegoo says that will be two versions of the PHECDA laser cutter:
– 10W for $239.99
– 20W for $399.99