Openbuilds Sphinx Lasers for Openbuilds Sphinx CNC

Opt Lasers presents the ultimate laser upgrade kits for the Openbuilds Sphinx CNC, offering unparalleled precision and versatility with our 6W, 15W, and 45W PLH3D-series laser kits. Designed for effortless integration, these plug-and-play solutions enhance your CNC experience, whether for professional applications or personal projects.

Our goal is to redefine woodworking and CNC machining, providing specialized lasers that revolutionize your crafting and manufacturing processes with the Openbuilds Sphinx. Embrace innovation and transform your approach to projects with our PLH3D-series Openbuilds Sphinx lasers, where advanced technology meets user-friendly operation. The Openbuilds Sphinx CNC machine, celebrated for its strength and accuracy, is known in the OpenBuilds community for its easy assembly and adaptability, courtesy of the V-Slot Modular Framing System. This machine is not only open-source, allowing for widespread community modification and enhancement, but it is also designed to be affordable and customizable, encouraging users to take their creative projects to new heights. The Sphinx's compatibility with various controller and driver packages offers flexibility in machine control, ensuring that users can select the best option for their specific needs. The machine supports a range of software for CAD, CAM, and machine control, making it a versatile tool for different types of projects

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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Openbuilds Sphinx

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

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

Openbuilds Sphinx CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Openbuilds Sphinx Laser

The PLH3D-XT8 laser head and the Openbuilds Sphinx CNC machine come together to form a dynamic duo in the world of precision crafting and woodworking.

Seamlessly Expanding Capabilities: The PLH3D-XT8 laser, when combined with the Openbuilds Sphinx CNC, creates a synergy that significantly boosts the machine's versatility and efficiency in woodworking and other materials. The Sphinx, known for its open-source design and community-driven enhancements, provides a robust platform for the PLH3D-XT8's advanced capabilities.

Enhanced Precision: The symbiotic relationship between the robust construction of the Openbuilds Sphinx machine and the cutting-edge technology of the PLH3D-XT8 laser results in a synergy that not only enhances efficiency and accuracy but also expands the scope of achievable projects. This dynamic duo offers a seamless blend of sturdy construction and precision engineering, facilitating the creation of intricate inlays and intricate architectural models with unparalleled ease. Whether you're delving into the realm of delicate craftsmanship or tackling more robust projects, this powerful combination empowers you to push the boundaries of what's possible in CNC machining, ensuring exceptional results every time.

Empowering Innovation for Everyone: This powerful combination not only aligns with Openbuilds' mission to democratize access to advanced manufacturing tools but also empowers users, from hobbyists to professionals, to explore new realms of creativity and productivity. The ease of setup and user-friendly nature of the PLH3D-XT8 ensures that even those new to CNC machining can quickly achieve professional-grade results, making this partnership a cornerstone in the evolution of CNC craftsmanship.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

The integration of the PLH3D-XT8 laser head with the Openbuilds Sphinx CNC significantly enhances its woodworking capabilities. This upgrade enables the creation of detailed designs and clean cuts across a spectrum of woods, including oak, pine, and softer materials like balsa and MDF. It extends the possibilities for both artistic and practical projects, granting users precise control over engraving depth, shading, and clarity through adjustable laser settings. This level of customization ensures precision in both creative and functional woodworking tasks. The PLH3D-XT8's user-friendly design is particularly appealing to hobbyists, offering advanced woodworking features without the need for extensive technical knowledge. It encourages users to confidently undertake a wide array of projects with ease.

The XT8, known for being a top-tier laser head in the market, allows the Sphinx to perform cuts in wood up to 20mm thick and foam up to 40mm, with speeds that rival those of CO2 lasers. This pairing not only enhances the machine's precision in cutting and engraving but also expands the range of materials it can handle, opening up new avenues for creative and functional projects. Together, the Openbuilds Sphinx and the PLH3D-XT8 laser head form a powerful duo that pushes the boundaries of what's possible in CNC machining, embodying Openbuilds' vision of making advanced manufacturing technology accessible to all.

Opt Lasers 6W on Openbuilds CNC machine

Opt Lasers 6W on Openbuilds CNC machine

Plywood Clock Cut with PLH3D 6W on Openbuilds CNC

Cutting & Engraving Wood with Openbuilds Sphinx CNC Laser 


The effectiveness of Openbuilds Sphinx Laser Upgrade Kits in wood cutting and engraving heavily depends on the specific properties of the wood utilized. Various factors such as wood species, hardness, moisture levels, and texture significantly impact how well the laser processes work. Certain wood types, such as balsa and high-quality plywood, are particularly suitable for laser applications due to their consistent and uniform characteristics. High-grade plywood, especially, is noteworthy for its composition, typically featuring a lightweight balsa core encased in layers of denser wood. This unique structure results in a smooth, flawless surface, making it perfect for laser tasks. The success and uniformity achieved when laser cutting these wood types can be attributed to their seamless composition. When choosing wood for laser projects, it's essential to evaluate its uniformity carefully. While some balsa wood variants may offer cost advantages, they may occasionally contain denser areas that could impact laser cutting efficiency. Similarly, maintaining material consistency in high-grade plywood is crucial for achieving optimal laser cutting and engraving outcomes.

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

What Accessories are included in the Openbuilds Sphinx 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 Openbuilds Sphinx.

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