Stepcraft Lasers for Stepcraft CNC

Opt Lasers introduces the ultimate laser upgrade kits designed specifically for Stepcraft CNC machines, bringing unparalleled precision and versatility to your woodworking projects. With offerings in 6W, 15W, and 45W, our PLH3D-series laser kits seamlessly integrate with your existing setup, ensuring a plug-and-play experience that simplifies the transition.

At the heart of our innovation lies a commitment to redefine woodworking, catering to both the needs of professional setups and the aspirations of personal hobbyists. Our specialized PLH3D-series Stepcraft lasers are crafted to elevate your creative potential, reshaping the way you bring your ideas to life. Whether you're looking to enhance the capabilities of your CNC machine or seeking to infuse new energy into your projects, Opt Lasers is your partner in pushing the boundaries of what's possible. From the compact precision of the D-Series, perfect for hobbyists and small-scale creators, to the robust power of the Q-Series, engineered for heavy-duty professional use, each model is crafted with the user in mind. These machines excel in precision, speed, and efficiency, capable of milling, 3D printing, engraving, cutting, and much more, making them highly versatile for any CNC project. Stepcraft's guiding principle revolves around making CNC technology accessible to a broad audience, emphasizing that "Everyone can do CNC," regardless of age or professional background.

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

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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Stepcraft

The highest performance 45W optical power and best laser kit available for Stepcraft:

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

Stepcraft CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Stepcraft Laser

The PLH3D-XT8 laser and Stepcraft CNC machines synergize in several key ways to enhance the capabilities of CNC projects:

Precision and Versatility: The PLH3D-XT8 laser head offers high precision with its 45W maximum optical power, allowing for both detailed engraving and efficient cutting. This complements the Stepcraft CNC's ability to handle a wide range of materials and projects, from hobbyist creations to professional-grade products.

Enhanced Efficiency: The integrated air-assist nozzle on the PLH3D-XT8 improves cutting efficiency by removing debris and minimizing the risk of heat-related damage. This feature works seamlessly with the Stepcraft CNC's precision engineering to ensure clean, accurate cuts and engravings.

Safety and Operational Awareness:With safety features like the armed LED indicator and automatic thermal cutoff, the PLH3D-XT8 ensures a safer working environment. This is particularly important when integrated with Stepcraft CNC machines, which are often used in educational settings and by hobbyists who may have varying levels of experience.

Ease of Integration: The PLH3D-XT8 laser head is designed for hassle-free installation, making it an ideal upgrade for Stepcraft CNC machines. The included mounts, power supply, and wiring ensure a smooth setup process, allowing users to quickly enhance their CNC machine's capabilities without extensive modifications.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

Integrating the PLH3D-XT8 laser head with a Stepcraft CNC machine significantly enhances its woodworking capabilities, allowing for detailed work and precise cuts on a variety of woods like oak and pine, as well as softer materials such as balsa and MDF. This setup excels in producing nuanced engravings with customizable depth and clarity, thanks to adjustable settings like laser power and speed. The PLH3D-XT8 stands out for its compatibility with the CNC machine, capable of cutting wood up to 20mm thick and foam up to 40mm, with cutting and engraving speeds that rival those of CO2 lasers. Its ease of use appeals to hobbyists, providing sophisticated woodworking functions without a complex learning process. This combination opens up a broad spectrum of woodworking projects, from detailed artistic pieces to practical items, offering precision and versatility for enthusiasts looking to expand their creative and functional woodworking endeavors.

Opt Lasers PLH3D-15W mounted on Stepcraft CNC

Opt Lasers PLH3D-15W mounted on Stepcraft CNC

Opt Lasers PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Kit for Stepcraft CNC Machine

Cutting & Engraving Wood with Stepcraft CNC Laser 

The effectiveness of laser cutting and engraving on wood significantly depends on the wood's inherent properties, including its type, hardness, moisture levels, and grain patterns. These elements are crucial in determining how well a laser interacts with the material. For instance, woods like balsa and high-quality plywood are particularly conducive to laser work because of their homogeneous nature. Especially notable is high-grade plywood, which is constructed with a balsa core and covered with layers of harder woods, providing a smooth, consistent surface ideal for laser operations. This composition allows for efficient and even laser cutting, attributed to the material's seamless texture. In choosing wood for laser projects, the key is to consider the material's consistency. While balsa might be an economical option, variations in its density could hinder the uniformity of laser cuts. Similarly, the consistent quality of high-grade plywood is essential for optimal laser cutting and engraving outcomes. Ensuring the wood's uniformity is vital for achieving the best results with laser applications, as inconsistencies can impact the process's efficiency.

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What Accessories are included in the Stepcraft 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 Stepcraft.

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