Felder Group Lasers for Felder Group CNC

Opt Lasers introduces the ultimate solution for enhancing your Felder Group CNC machine: a high-precision, 6W laser designed to seamlessly integrate with your equipment. As pioneers in laser technology, we understand the craftsmanship and precision required in woodworking, whether for professional operations or personal projects. Our dedication has led us to develop PLH3D-series lasers for Felder Group machines, setting a new standard in the industry. This transformative upgrade is engineered to revolutionize your woodworking process, offering an unparalleled level of detail and efficiency. With Opt Lasers, unlock the potential of your Felder CNC and elevate your creations to new heights.

The Felder Group's Hammer CNC is a versatile and precise CNC portal milling machine designed for compact spaces. With a solid construction and adherence to Austrian engineering standards, it offers stability and accuracy. Featuring an intuitive control system and open interface, it supports various software postprocessors. The T-slot table enables flexible workpiece fastening, and numerous available accessories cater to diverse machining needs. Produced by Felder Group since 1997, known for quality woodworking machines, the Hammer embodies Austrian engineering excellence in its robustness, precision, and user-friendliness.

Crafting Success: The History of Felder Group

The Felder Group, a globally recognized leader in woodworking machinery, was founded in 1956 by Johann Felder in his parents' house in Absam, Tyrol, Austria. With his wife Gertraud, Johann Felder began the journey of what would become an innovative and pioneering company in the field of wood and composite material processing. The first products were showcased at trade fairs in Vienna and Innsbruck, marking the beginning of the company's long and successful history.

Over the decades, the Felder Group achieved significant milestones, including the introduction of their legendary BU 4 combination machine in the early 1960s, which led to the company's breakthrough and establishment in the German market. The expansion and internationalization of the company were propelled by constant growth, necessitating a move to a new headquarters in Hall in Tyrol in 1982, where the company remains to this day.

By the 1990s, Felder had expanded its product line to include not just combination machines but a complete range of solutions for the trade, commerce, and industry sectors. This was a period of rapid innovation and growth, with the introduction of brands like Hammer in 1997, offering high-quality yet affordable woodworking machines.

The turn of the millennium saw the Felder Group evolve into a global player in the woodworking machinery industry, transitioning from a sole proprietorship to a limited partnership with the Felder family at its core. This period was characterized by further expansion, including the extension of their logistics center and production area to meet growing demand.

Johann Felder, the company's founder, passed away in 2021, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and quality in woodworking machinery. The Felder Group remains a family-owned business, committed to excellence in the field of woodworking machinery and technology.

Hammer logo made with Opt Lasers PLH3D-6W

Opt Lasers PLH3D-series for Felder Group

Our flagship PLH3D-XT-50 laser head transforms your Felder Group Hammer machine into a precision engraving powerhouse. Boasting a 50 μm spot size, it delivers unmatched detail and accuracy, allowing for intricate designs on a variety of materials. This upgrade is not just about enhancing the capabilities of your Felder machine; it's about revolutionizing the way you work, enabling you to achieve results that were once thought impossible.

Felder Group CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Felder Group Laser

At the Ligna 2023 trade fair, Felder Group showcased the integration of the Opt Lasers PLH3D-XT-50 laser head onto their Hammer CNC machine. This demonstration underscores Felder's dedication to harnessing cutting-edge technology, particularly blue laser precision and efficiency, within their woodworking machinery. Blue lasers are renowned for their exceptional precision and effectiveness in cutting and engraving tasks, exemplifying Felder's commitment to advancing manufacturing capabilities in the woodworking industry.

Mounting the PLH3D-XT-50 onto the Felder Group's Hammer CNC machine transforms it into an ultra-precise laser engraver for woodworking, capable of intricate designs and smooth cuts across various wood types. This laser head, known for its adjustable and microscopic square beam spot, achieves beam widths below 50um, enabling ultra HD resolution engravings over 500 DPI. It allows for unparalleled detail in graphics rasterization and consistent cut thickness, empowering users with the tools to craft both artistic and practical woodwork with ease and precision.

Safety and ease of use are also prominent features, with the PLH3D-XT-50 equipped with indicators for power and overheating warnings, a pre-set lens for optimal focal distance, and compatibility with various input signals, making it versatile across different CNC platforms, including the Felder Group Hammer CNC machine. The built-in driver promotes high-frequency modulation, supporting intricate work at swift speeds without compromising on precision.

In essence, the PLH3D-XT-50 laser empowers Felder CNC Hammer users to push the boundaries of what's possible in cutting and engraving, offering a level of detail and speed unmatched by standard equipment. Whether for intricate artistic designs or precise industrial components, this combination heralds a new era in CNC machining.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

The PLH3D-XT-50 laser, when paired with a Felder CNC machine like the Hammer, transforms it into a highly precise and versatile woodworking tool. This combination enhances the machine's capability to perform intricate designs and achieve smooth cuts across various wood types, including softer materials such as balsa and MDF. The ability to fine-tune the depth, shading, and clarity of engravings through adjustments in laser power, focal length, speed, and number of passes enables unmatched precision in both artistic and utilitarian woodworking projects. The PLH3D-XT-50 laser head's user-friendly design is particularly appealing to hobbyists, granting access to advanced woodworking capabilities without requiring extensive expertise.

Opt Lasers 6W mounted of Felder Group Hammer Machine

Opt Lasers 6W mounted of Felder Group Hammer Machine

Cutting & Engraving Wood with Felder Group CNC Laser 

The efficacy of laser cutting and engraving on wood using Felder Laser Upgrade Kits is significantly shaped by the wood's inherent properties. These include the type of wood, its hardness, the amount of moisture it holds, and its texture. These factors collectively have a crucial impact on the success of the laser operations. Woods such as balsa and superior plywood are particularly favored for their uniformity and consistency, which make them excellent candidates for laser work. Especially notable is high-quality plywood, which is constructed with a core of light balsa wood encased by layers of tougher wood, presenting a remarkably smooth and flawless surface ideal for laser applications. The laser cutting and engraving outcomes achieved with these types of wood are largely due to their impeccable and consistent composition.

When choosing wood for laser projects, the key is to consider the material's consistency. Balsa wood, despite being cost-effective, may sometimes present patches of denser wood that could hinder the laser's efficiency. Likewise, for high-grade plywood, it's essential to ensure the material's uniformity to secure optimal results in laser cutting and engraving. The goal is to select wood that not only suits the project at hand but also meets the laser's requirements for achieving precision and uniformity in the finished product.

Comparison of the electrical design and lifespan of Opt Lasers engraving lasers versus competition

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Felder Hammer CNC equipped with Opt Lasers PLH3D 6W