Shapeoko 4 Lasers for Shapeoko 4 CNC
Opt Lasers presents an unparalleled solution for enhancing your Shapeoko 4 CNC machine with our cutting-edge laser upgrade kits. Tailored specifically for Shapeoko 4, our offerings include a diverse range of power options - 6W, 15W, and 45W - to cater to every unique need and project scale. Our PLH3D-series laser kits epitomize simplicity and efficiency, designed for seamless integration, ensuring a plug-and-play experience that gets you up and running in no time.
At the heart of our innovation lies a commitment to redefine woodworking. By integrating our specialized PLH3D-series Shapeoko 4 lasers, we aim to elevate both professional and personal woodworking ventures, bringing about a transformation in your creative execution and output. Trust in Opt Lasers to bring precision, versatility, and power to your fingertips, revolutionizing your projects with every cut. The Shapeoko 4, crafted by Carbide 3D, stands out as a robust and versatile CNC machine designed to meet the diverse needs of hobbyists, educators, and small business owners alike. This machine comes in three sizes: Standard, XL, and XXL, accommodating various project scales with ease. The Shapeoko 4 is distinguished by its significant upgrades over the previous models, including larger, more robust V-wheels and wider 15mm belts, enhancing its strength, rigidity, and precision. The Shapeoko 4 by Carbide 3D is engineered to push the boundaries of CNC machining, offering a powerful, precise, and versatile tool for a wide range of creative and industrial applications
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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Shapeoko 4
The highest performace 45W optical power and best laser kit available for Shapeoko 4:
Hyper Performance Shapeoko/Shapeoko Pro CNC Laser Upgrade Kit with PLH3D-XT8 45W Engraving Laser Head
Shapeoko/Shapeoko Pro 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 ...Lead time 3 weeks
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Shapeoko 4 CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Shapeoko 4 Laser
The PLH3D-XT8 laser upgrade from Opt Lasers seamlessly enhances the capabilities of Shapeoko 4 CNC machines, introducing a new dimension of precision and versatility to your projects. With an impressive 45W of maximum optical power, this cutting-edge laser head is designed for both high-speed cutting and intricate engraving tasks, complementing the precision of Shapeoko 4 CNC. The machine becomes adept at swiftly carving through various materials, including wood and foam, boasting impressive cutting capacities of up to 20mm and 40mm, respectively. This fusion not only elevates the precision of the Shapeoko 4 but also rivals the speed and depth capabilities traditionally associated with CO2 lasers. The outcome? A versatile and reliable tool that excels in executing intricate designs as well as tackling demanding, heavy-duty tasks with ease.
Installation is made simple and reliable with sturdy aluminum mounts, and the laser head comes housed in a durable anodized aluminum enclosure. The entire kit, including the PLH3D-CNC Adapter Pro, is designed for seamless integration with the Shapeoko 4, ensuring compatibility and enhancing safety with features like the safety key and LED indicators for operational awareness.
By integrating the PLH3D-XT8 laser with your Shapeoko 4 CNC, you not only expand the machine's material capabilities but also its operational efficiency, making it a powerful tool for a wide array of creative and industrial applications
Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking
The PLH3D-XT8 laser upgrade for the Shapeoko 4 CNC machine is a game-changer in the world of woodworking, delivering unparalleled precision and versatility. This 45W powerhouse enables intricate designs and smooth cuts across a spectrum of wood types, from hardwoods like oak and pine to softer materials such as balsa and MDF. Its superior capabilities allow for detailed artistic endeavors and practical applications, with the flexibility to adjust parameters for depth, shading, and clarity of engravings to achieve precise outcomes. or woodworking enthusiasts, the PLH3D-XT8 laser head not only expands the creative possibilities but also brings CO2 laser-like efficiency and speed, making it an essential tool for anyone looking to elevate their woodworking projects, whether at home workshop or professionally.
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Cutting & Engraving Wood with Shapeoko 4 CNC Laser
The effectiveness of laser engraving and cutting on wood with Shapeoko 4 Laser Upgrade Kits is heavily reliant on the inherent characteristics of the wood being utilized. These attributes encompass various factors such as wood type, hardness level, moisture content, and grain structure, all of which exert significant influence on the outcome of laser operations. Wood varieties such as balsa and premium plywood are particularly well-suited for laser work due to their uniformity and consistent composition. Notably, high-quality plywood stands out due to its construction, typically featuring a balsa core enveloped by layers of denser wood, resulting in a smooth and even surface ideal for laser tasks. The ability to achieve precise and uniform cuts with these wood types stems from their flawlessly seamless nature. In the selection of wood for laser projects, the uniformity of the material plays a pivotal role. Despite balsa wood being a cost-effective option, it may occasionally exhibit areas of denser wood, potentially impeding the efficiency of the laser cutting process. Similarly, with high-grade plywood, ensuring uniformity in material composition is essential for attaining optimal performance in laser engraving and cutting endeavors.
What Accessories are included in the Shapeoko 4 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:
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.
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
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
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
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