X-Carve Lasers for X-Carve CNC and X-Carve Pro CNC

Equip your X-Carve and X-Carve Pro CNC machine with a 6W, 15W or 45W laser for precision cutting and engraving. Opt Lasers offers laser engraver kits that contain all the elements needed to easily attach the laser to your CNC router or another CNC machine. Experience the diverse capabilities of laser engraving on your X-Carve machine with the advanced PLH3D-series laser heads for all your projects. Enabling comaptibility of our PLH3D-Series of engraving laser heads with X-Carve and X-Carve Pro machines opens a world of possibilities for both carving and laser engraving.

We want to change woodworking at both the business and home project levels, and have accomplished this goal with our lasers for X-Carve or lasers for X-Carve Pro. The Inventables™' X-Carve® machines are one of the leading CNC's for makers with three axes. These mills have leading precision and resolution, which is only complimented by incorporating our laser heads. This X-Carve laser can be integrated with software such as Easel and grbl. The result is an excellent laser engraving machine.

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

5-year Opt Lasers Warranty
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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for X-Carve and X-Carve Pro

The highest performace 45W optical power and best laser kit available for X-Carve and X-Carve Pro:

For other laser upgrades for X-Carve and X-Carve pro machines go to our X-Carve Laser Upgrade Shop Category and X-Carve Pro Laser Upgrade Shop Category.

X-Carve CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - X-Carve Laser

Our PLH3D-Series laser heads synergize perfectly with your X-Carve or X-Carve Pro CNC machine. These laser heads are engineered to enhance precision and versatility in your machining processes.

The X-Carve Dust Control System can be used to remove smoke generated by the laser for X-Carve while engraving, making it a perfect fit. If the dust control system is not purchased from Inventables, the fan integrated inside the laser head will remove the generated smoke from the laser beam path.

In addition to being compatible with Inventables' X-Carve mills, these laser heads can be used with other three-axis CNC machines such as Shapeoko 2, which uses parts from the X-Carve® machine. Our engravers are compatible with most CNC machines, since they are controlled by a PWM spindle signal, as well as analog and TTL signals. 

The X-Carve CNC machine, produced by Inventables, is renowned for its versatility and accessibility, making it a popular choice in the realm of CNC machining. Known for its user-friendly interface, the X-Carve allows both beginners and professionals to easily create intricate designs and precise cuts. Its ability to handle a wide range of materials makes it stand out in the market.
A key advantage of the X-Carve is its compatibility with advanced laser heads, particularly the PLH3D-XT8 from Opt Lasers. The XT8, acclaimed as the best laser head in the industry, enhances the X-Carve's capabilities dramatically. Capable of cutting through wood up to 20mm thick and foam up to 40mm, it brings the power and speed of CO2 lasers to the X-Carve, allowing for faster, deeper cuts and detailed engravings. This combination of the X-Carve's precision and the XT8's power creates an unparalleled tool for a wide range of applications, from intricate artistic projects to practical manufacturing tasks.

With these upgrades, users can extend the capabilities of their X-Carve CNC machine beyond traditional boundaries, achieving professional-level results in both cutting and engraving. The seamless integration of Opt Lasers' technology with the X-Carve machine exemplifies the perfect synergy between CNC machinery and laser innovation, making it an ideal solution for anyone looking to expand their creative or industrial output.

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

This engraving laser is an excellent choice for woodworking projects when combined with the Inventables' X-Carve. The wood engraving machine can write and engrave on various types of wood including pine, oak, and other hardwoods. In addition to engraving, the laser head can cut most low-density woods, which include balsa, pine and birch plywood and MDF (medium-density fiberboard). This laser for woodworking can also create three-dimensional profiles on these woods. It is possible to engrave wood with different darkness levels, resolution and depth by adjusting the laser power, working distance, engraving speed and the number of passes. It brings laser engraving for woodworkers to an entirely new level. In addition, the small dimensions of this laser wood engraver make it ideally suited as a home CNC machine.

laser cutting with X-Carve machine

Working with the laser on the X-Carve machine. Author: Michael L. Hewitt.

laser engraving with X-Carve machine

Laser engraving with X-Carve. Author: Michael L. Hewitt.

Laser Engraved Map with X-Carve Laser add-on by Last Leg Woodworks.

Cutting & Engraving Wood with X-Carve or X-Carve Pro CNC Laser 

Cutting and engraving wood using Laser Upgrade Kits for X-Carve & X-Carve Pro depends on the type of wood, its hardness, as well as other parameters like humidity, or texture. Materials that are easiest to cut with a laser are balsa and aviation plywood. Plywood is made of two layers of slightly harder wood, and a filler - usually balsa. Laser cutting these materials is the least problematic method, and the process is highly repeatable, since wood has no knags, and has a foam-like, homogenous structure. When selecting material suitable for laser cutting or engraving, you should check its uniformity. Some variants of balsa are cheaper but may contain splinters of harder wood that are more difficult to cut with a CNC laser. Similar guidelines apply to aviation plywood.

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

What Accessories are included in the X-Carve 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 X-Carve.

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