Openbuilds WorkBee Lasers for Openbuilds WorkBee CNC

Advance your Openbuilds WorkBee CNC experience with Opt Lasers' premier laser upgrade kits. Tailored specifically for your machine, our range includes powerful 6W, 15W, and 45W options, ensuring a perfect match for any project scale. The PLH3D-series lasers embody the epitome of convenience with their plug-and-play functionality, seamlessly integrating with your CNC to enhance precision and efficiency.

At Opt Lasers, we're committed to redefining woodworking and fabrication processes. Our cutting-edge Openbuilds WorkBee lasers are at the heart of this vision, designed to elevate both professional and personal projects. By infusing innovation into every laser kit, we transform your creative workflow, making intricate designs and precise cuts a reality for artisans and fabricators alike. The OpenBuilds WorkBee CNC machine stands out as a versatile and robust tool in the world of precision cutting and carving. The machine's reliance on V-Slot Extrusion and C-Beam profiles not only strengthens its structure but also keeps the drive systems shielded from debris, enhancing durability and reliability. OpenBuilds' dedication to open-source principles, as evidenced by the freely shared and modifiable designs, underscores their commitment to community-driven innovation. This ethos, coupled with the machine's affordability and ease of assembly, positions the WorkBee as a valuable tool for both hobbyists and professionals aiming to push the boundaries of their creative and manufacturing projects.

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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Openbuilds WorkBee

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

  • $1,799.00 $2,199.00 -$400.00 lead time 2 weeks
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    OpenBuilds WorkBee 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, Air Nozzle, CNC Adapter Pro, Laser ...

    $1,799.00 $2,199.00 -$400.00
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For other laser upgrades for Openbuilds WorkBee machines go to our Openbuilds WorkBee Laser Upgrade Shop Category.

Openbuilds WorkBee CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Openbuilds WorkBee Laser

he PLH3D-XT8 laser upgrade from Opt Lasers brings a new dimension of precision and efficiency to the Openbuilds WorkBee CNC machine. Boasting a maximum optical power of 45W, the PLH3D-XT8 stands out with its capability for both high-speed cutting and detailed engraving, thanks to its dual operating modes. This laser head is equipped with an advanced air-assist nozzle that enhances cutting efficiency by up to six times, removing debris and minimizing thermal damage to materials​.

The integration of this laser head with the WorkBee CNC allows for a seamless transition between tasks, whether it's engraving with unparalleled grayscale precision or cutting through thicker materials in a single pass. Safety features, such as the signaling LED, provide users with operational awareness, enhancing the overall safety during use​.

Moreover, the PLH3D-XT8 upgrade kit includes essential accessories like the PLH3D-CNC Adapter Pro, laser safety glasses, a height reference tool, and all necessary wiring, ensuring a comprehensive solution for enhancing the capabilities of the Openbuilds WorkBee CNC machine. This upgrade not only amplifies the machine's versatility but also its performance in a variety of materials, making it an ideal choice for users looking to elevate their CNC machining projects.

Opt Lasers' commitment to innovation and quality is evident in the PLH3D-XT8 laser head, making it a compelling addition for WorkBee CNC users seeking to expand their machining capabilities with precision laser cutting and engraving.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

By integrating the PLH3D-XT8 laser head with the Openbuilds WorkBee CNC, the machine transforms into an unparalleled woodworking tool, offering unmatched precision and versatility. This combination excels in creating detailed designs and smooth finishes across diverse wood types, from dense hardwoods like oak to lighter materials such as balsa and MDF. The PLH3D-XT8 stands out for its ability to cut wood up to 20mm thick and foam up to 40mm, rivaling the performance of popular CO2 lasers in both speed and efficiency. The synergy between the WorkBee CNC and the PLH3D-XT8 laser head allows for intricate artistic creations and functional woodworking projects. Users gain the ability to precisely control engraving depth, shading, and clarity, thanks to adjustable laser power, speed, focal length, and pass counts. This level of customization ensures exceptional results for both decorative and practical pieces. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, the PLH3D-XT8 laser head is particularly appealing to hobbyists, enabling access to advanced woodworking capabilities without requiring extensive technical knowledge.

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 WorkBee CNC Laser 


The effectiveness of laser cutting and engraving on wood using Openbuilds WorkBee Laser Upgrade Kits greatly depends on the wood's properties. Factors such as the type of wood, its hardness, the amount of moisture it holds, and its overall texture are crucial in determining how well the laser interacts with the material. For instance, woods like balsa and premium plywood are particularly compatible with laser operations due to their homogeneous nature. Especially notable is high-quality plywood, which often features a core of light balsa wood encased in layers of tougher wood, providing a smooth, consistent surface ideal for laser work. This composition ensures a uniform and clean cut with minimal defects. When choosing wood for laser projects, the key is to consider the material's consistency. Although balsa wood may be an affordable option, variations in density can sometimes hinder the laser's performance. Similarly, for high-quality plywood, the uniformity of the layers is essential for optimal laser cutting and engraving outcomes. It's the material's uniform texture and lack of imperfections that contribute to the successful application of laser technology on these specific types of wood.

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What Accessories are included in the Openbuilds WorkBee 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 cutting and engraving 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 WorkBee.

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