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Openbuilds WorkBee/Lead Laser Upgrade with PLH3D-6W-XF

PLH3D-6W-XF+ High Performance Plug&Play Laser Kit with Laser Dock for OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC

OpenBuilds WorkBee PLH3D-6W-XF+ Laser Upgrade Kit

Specs: 6W Optical Power, SD 85 DPI 300um spot, max wood cutting thickness 6 mm (¼”)

Best For: Standard Engraving, Soft Materials Cutting, MultiPass Material Cutting

Includes: Laser Head, Laser Dock, PLH3D-CNC Adapter, Mount and Screws, PSU, Wiring, Air Nozzle, Height Reference Tool

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$680.00 tax excl.


$948.00 tax excl.

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SKU: 002226
GTIN: 5902693111610

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Product description

High-Performance All-Inclusive XF+ OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC Laser Add-on Kit

Our High-Performance All-Inclusive WorkBee CNC Laser Upgrade Kit enables you to upgrade your OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC machine (OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 CNC machine, OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 CNC and OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 CNC) with high precision laser engraving and laser cutting functionalities. This OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC Laser Upgrade Kit can also be used with any OpenBuilds CNC Machine with BlackBox controller (including LEAD, Sphinx, C-Beam, Acro System and other CNC machine builds). It is a professional laser upgrade kit made with the highest quality components. The mounting and wiring are designed with the focus on the easiness of installation and the quality of user experience.

Benefits offered by Opt Lasers for the first time on this market.

5-year Opt Lasers Warranty
Free Shipping for Individual Customers
Lifetime Technical Support
#1 in Customer Support
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee for Returns
Optional Collision or Laser Head Drop Insurance
Product Originating from the Laser Head Concept Creator
Made in Poland, EU

What are the Advantages of OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC Laser Upgrade with XF+ Laser Head?

  • Simple user-focused installation on all OpenBuilds CNC machines. PLH3D-CNC Adapter ensures compatibility with all different CNC machine builds from OpenBuilds parts store. You will effectively still be able to use your XF+ OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC laser if you get an upgrade to a different cnc machine build.
  • Compatible with the High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle for laser cutting & engraving, which increases your laser processing speed by up to 6.5 times compared to the base speed (typically doubling or tripling your laser processing speed).
  • Compatible with the uSpot Lens Upgrade for XF+, which significantly increases the resolution obtained, the optical power density as well as boosts WorkBee CNC laser engraving and laser cutting speed by up to 2.5 times the base speed (typically allowing you to achieve 40% to 80% higher throughput).
  • The kit already includes the LaserDock System. This laser docking station allows you to quickly attach and detach your XF+ WorkBee laser. The LaserDock ensures that the laser head is always placed back exactly at the same spot on your WorkBee CNC. Repeated laser attachment and disattachment are not a problem anymore as they don’t require working distance calibration reruns.
  • Laser Diode Driver is integrated inside the laser head for flawless performance.
  • No additional cooling is needed, the Opt Lasers' XF+ laser for OpenBuilds machines incorporates the strongest fan for its size to provide the best cooling and to remove smoke.
  • The achievable precision allows you to complete projects that are simply not possible with just a milling bit or a spindle. The majority of our laser head users earn money with their laser units on OpenBuilds machines.

What's the difference between 6 W and 7+ W OpenBuilds WorkBee Laser Units that are available on the market?

Opt Lasers' Laser Heads for OpenBuilds CNCs are based on the highest power laser diodes that are available on the market. Thus, if you see any cnc laser module that uses a single laser diode with an optical power rated at 7 W or 8+ W, it means its laser diode has been overdriven with extra current to increase the power rating. This, however, has an adverse effect on the unit's longevity. From the user's perspective, it is better to use a 6 W OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC laser, because you will achieve much higher yield over our 6 W laser head's lifetime. Nevertheless, if you are happy with a shorter laser diode lifespan, we could overdrive the laser diode for your OpenBuilds WorkBee or LEAD laser upgrade to 7 W upon customer request.

All Vital Elements are Strictly Free of Plastic to Ensure Top User Safety While Using Your Cutting Laser on WorkBee machine

The XF+ CNC laser cutter and engraver upgrade unit for OpenBuilds WorkBee machines, just like the rest of Opt Lasers Grav's laser heads and other products, does not contain crucial elements that are made of plastic. Being aware of what any WorkBee CNC machine operation involves as well as its working conditions, Opt Lasers made a decision not to use any plastic in all crucial parts to ensure proper user safety. This is especially important for WorkBee CNC machine's laser housing and laser assembly parts. While it might seem that plastic elements in laser upgrade units are safe for use, they can easily crack, bend or break. If that happens, the WorkBee CNC or LEAD CNC user has little to no control over where the scattered or direct laser radiation goes, which constitutes a major safety hazard.

The Kit Includes Innovative LaserDock System:

  • LaserDock ensures repeatable and precise working distance positioning of your laser unit without the need for WorkBee laser working calibration reruns.
  • All vital LaserDock parts are plastic-free to maintain top user safety from laser radiation in case of a collision. While it might seem that plastic parts in a laser docking system would the safe to use, they could easily crack, break or bend upon collision. If that happens the user would have little to no control over where the laser radiation goes.
  • Ensures quick and effortless laser unit removal when different tools are used on the same OpenBuilds CNC machine.
  • Protects the laser head from contamination, which could otherwise affect its lifetime.
  • Neodymium magnetic inserts ensure easy mounting as well as stable and repeatable alignment
  • Utilizes secure 3-point suspension in between male and female parts of the docking station to uniformly distribute axial forces and minimize the planar distortion of the laser head.
  • Enables electronic connection via 5 gold plated contacts.

Includes Our Highest Quality Cutting and Engraving Laser Head - PLH3D-6W-XF+

XF+ is a best-selling 6 W laser from PLH3D Series. Featuring a robust high-quality design, it is a professional high-performance cutting and engraving laser head designed for hobbyists and industrial applications alike. This laser is compatible with every Openbuilds CNC machine. Even though the kit already includes a power supply unit, the XF+ laser for OpenBuilds CNC Machines is compatible with a wide range of common PSUs. This WorkBee CNC laser from Opt Lasers has the strongest-for-its-size fan to provide the best cooling as well as smoke removal. What's more, the kit is shipped with a lens adjusting tool (lens spanner wrench), which facilitates changing the focus distance in case the LEAD CNC or WorkBee CNC laser user wishes to do so. You can also discover further interesting information about the Cutting and Engraving Laser 6W-Series for Openbuilds machines. The XF+ laser head can also be bought with an Eco Saver range kit, valued at $629. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that Eco Saver CNC Laser Add-on kits are only compatible with controllers that do not require an enable signal. As such, they might not be compatible with all custom OpenBuilds CNC machine builds. They would however work with the OpenBuilds BlackBox controller.

Why the PLH3D-CNC Universal Adapter is Beneficial for Controlling Your OpenBuilds CNC Lasing Unit?

The fundamental functionality of the PLH3D-CNC Adapter is to “arm” and “disarm” laser heads for WorkBee. Arming is understood as turning the laser head power supply on. Once armed, the cutting and engraving laser can then emit the laser processing beam. Conversely, disarming (turning off the laser power supply) brings the OpenBuilds laser unit to a safe state where emitting the laser beam is utterly impossible.

The adapter also provides the means to swiftly check your laser for WorkBee by generating a short laser pulse at maximum power. At the same time, this feature also verifies if you wired your WorkBee CNC laser head correctly.

Built-in safety features prevent unexpected behavior and misuse in case of an emergency. The key switch guards the cutting OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC laser against being armed by minors and other unauthorized people. Arming the laser is always done manually by the user (by pressing a button). In addition, special circuitry prevents laser arming in case of any malfunction of the internal electronics.

More importantly, your OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC laser module is automatically disarmed in case of emergencies such as:

  • Disconnecting or Breaking the Laser Head Wire
  • Loss of the Power Grid
  • Power Supply Unit Failure

Once disarmed, your OpenBuilds laser module from Opt Lasers stays in a safe state and rearming demands the user to press the mode button.

Key PLH3D-CNC Adapter Features:

  • One-Second Laser Pulse Test
  • Universal Compatibility With All PLH3D Series Laser Heads in Case You Would Like to Get an Upgrade to New Laser Head Releases, our Multi-Laser-Diodes Lasers or Specialized Laser Heads.
  • Soft Start
  • Built-in Smart Microcontroller
  • Indication LEDs - Power, Armed, Laser On
  • Two Programmable Enable Inputs
  • Two External Safety Terminals (For Instance: Safety Key, E-Stop)
  • Automatic Disarm After Power-Off
  • Keylock for Preventing Unauthorized People From Usage
  • Quality Machined Aluminum Enclosure
  • Simple One-Button System (For Arming, Pulse Testing and Adapter Program Setting)


  • Bear in mind that your OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC PLH3D-6W-XF+ laser is not a toy.
  • Laser radiation is dangerous even when scattered or reflected from any type of surface.
  • Always use proper protection laser filter on your CNC machine designed for the 430 - 480 nm wavelength band to avoid reflected radiation.
  • Never point laser head at animals or other people.
  • Do not touch the laser beam, it can cause burns or other injuries.
  • Do not glare at the beam or the beam spot while the material is being cut.
  • Laser radiation - Avoid eye or skin exposure to scattered or direct radiation. 
  • Class 4 laser product when properly powered.



Got one in 2022

worth every penny I paid for them....


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The quality of engravings it produces on wood and other materials is top

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