i2R Lasers for i2R CNC

Upgrade your i2R CNC machine with Opt Lasers' comprehensive laser engraver kits, available in 6W, 15W, and 45W configurations. These kits include all necessary components for easy integration, allowing you to maximize your CNC router's capabilities.

Attach a PLH3D-series laser head to your i2R machine for enhanced versatility in woodworking projects, both for professional applications and DIY endeavors, expanding the realm of creative possibilities in carving and laser engraving. The i2R CNC series is known for its precision and versatility, designed to cater to both beginners and professionals in CNC machining. Their lineup includes the A-Series, B-Series, and i2R W42, with the i2R W42 being notable for its larger working area of 24" x 48". These machines are engineered for high precision with features like prismatic linear guides and a fully recirculating ball screw drive system, enhancing their moving accuracy and reliability.

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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for i2R

The highest performace 45W optical power and best laser kit available for i2R:

  • $1,799.00 $2,199.00 -$400.00 Lead time 3 weeks
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    I2R PLH3D-XT8 Laser Upgrade Kit Specs: 45W Optical Power, HD 125DPI 180um spot, max wood cutting thickness 20mm (¾” ) Best For: CO2-like Ultra High Speed Cutting and Engraving, Thick Materials Cutting Includes: Laser Head, PLH3D-CNC Adapter, Mount and Screws, PSU, Wiring, ...

    $1,799.00 $2,199.00 -$400.00
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    Lead time 3 weeks

For other laser upgrades for i2R machines go to our i2R Laser Upgrade Shop Category.

i2R CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - i2R Laser

Integrating the i2R CNC machines with the PLH3D-XT8 laser head from Opt Lasers creates an advanced setup that significantly enhances the precision and versatility of the i2R platform.

These machines, known for their accuracy and robust construction, align perfectly with the high-performance laser heads, ensuring top-notch engraving and cutting on diverse materials.

The i2R CNC machine's standout feature is its seamless integration with the PLH3D-XT8 laser head by Opt Lasers, through an aluminium mount or the LaserDock PRO. This powerful combination amplifies the i2R's functionality, enabling it to efficiently cut through materials like wood and foam with thicknesses up to 20mm and 40mm, respectively. This fusion not only brings the precision of the i2R to new heights but also matches the speed and depth capabilities of CO2 lasers, making it a versatile tool for both intricate designs and heavy-duty tasks.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

Integrating the PLH3D-XT8 laser head with the i2R CNC machine enhances its woodworking capabilities, enabling precise engravings and cuts across diverse woods such as oak, pine and other harwoods, and cutting softer woods like balsa, pine, birch and MDF. It excels in creating detailed art and practical pieces, allowing adjustments in engraving depth, darkness, and resolution by fine-tuning laser power, working distance, engraving speed, and pass count. Its compactness suits home enthusiasts, making advanced woodworking accessible.

Opt Lasers PLH3D-15W laser on the i2R machine.

Opt Lasers PLH3D-15W laser on the i2R machine.

Cutting with PLH3D-15W on i2R CNC by i2R CNC Official

Cutting & Engraving Wood with i2R CNC Laser 


Achieving precision in wood cutting and engraving with i2R's Laser Upgrade Kits is influenced by several factors such as the type and hardness of the wood, as well as its humidity and texture. Balsa and aviation-grade plywood are among the most laser-friendly woods due to their consistent structure. Aviation plywood, often made with a balsa core sandwiched between denser wood layers, is particularly suitable for laser work for its uniformity. The process of laser cutting these woods is notably efficient and consistent, attributed to the smooth, knag-free nature of the materials. When selecting wood for laser projects, evaluating the material's consistency is crucial. While some balsa types may be cost-effective, they might include harder wood fragments, complicating the laser cutting process. This principle also holds true for aviation plywood, where homogeneity is key for optimal results.

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

What Accessories are included in the i2R Laser Upgrade Kits?

Our laser heads are compatible with various accessories available in our offerings, providing versatility and upgrading performance options for your laser CNC upgrade kit. Each kit specifies the included accessories, ensuring clarity about what comes with your purchase.

The accessories listed below are commonly used with our laser heads:


The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle speeds up laser cutting and engraving by up to 6.5 times, and also greatly improves the quality of the processed material. By using the High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle, the resulting material will have noticeably higher quality and uniform and well-defined features.

The LaserDock magnetic laser

LaserDock Magnetic Docking Station

Thanks to the LaserDock equipped with the laser attachment, you can effortlessly dismantle the laser unit when you are finished engraving or laser cutting. A clean focusing lens ensures consistent optical performance during subsequent laser engraving and cutting jobs. Keeping it clean also extends its lifespan.

Magnetic LaserDock PRO

Magnetic LaserDock PRO

The Magnetic LaserDock PRO is designed to streamline operations with simultaneous connections for electricity and compressed air. Equipped with a safety disconnection feature, it prevents hazardous vertical collisions, ensuring workplace safety. Its heavy-duty mounting capability accommodates even the heaviest laser heads, while gold-plated, spring-loaded pins ensure protected and reliable connections. Enjoy rapid attachment or removal of the laser head in mere seconds for efficient workflow.

PLH3D-CNC Adapter Pro

PLH3D-CNC Adapter

Our PLH3D-CNC Adapter serves as a versatile interface and safety unit connected in between a CNC machine and a high-performance PLH3D laser head. Many types of CNC machines and 3D printers with different control voltage standards and levels available on the market may be used to control the PLH3D head. The PLH3D-CNC Adapter converts all these signals to the standard compatible with the PLH3D-series laser.

Laser Safety Glasses

Laser Safety Glasses

Protect your eyes with our CE-rated 450 nm Laser Safety Glasses. Offering 50% Visible Light Transmission for clear visibility, they boast a High Optical Density (OD) rating of 7+ across the 190 nm to 540 nm range. Effectively reduce harm from diffusely reflected laser radiation and safeguard against blue laser exposure..

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Laser Safety Window

Perfect for CNC machine enclosures, our Laser Safety Window blocks deep ultraviolet, blue, and green light, enhancing overall safety. With a rating of OD 6+ across the range of 190 to 540 nm, it provides comprehensive protection. Plus, it's available in various sizes to suit your needs.

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Mount and Height Reference Tool

Achieve precise laser head adjustments effortlessly with our Height Reference Tool. Securely attach your laser head or docking station with the sturdy aluminum Mount, complete with all necessary screws included. Avoid hidden costs and enjoy straightforward setup.

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Power Supply and Wiring

All necessary wiring is provided for seamless connectivity, compatible with international outlets (US, AU, and Europe). Benefit from a high-quality, low-noise power supply designed to streamline setup and enhance user experience with the Opt Lasers Kit. No hidden costs involved.

Explore Boundless Creativity: Inspiration Gallery

Visit our Inspiration page, where we showcase the possibilities offered by using our blue laser heads for i2R.

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