Our laser upgrade kits are versatile tools that can be used for many projects and applications. It is very good at carving objects like wood and can even cut thin materials like plastic and balsa.
The laser can be focused to a very small point, which can give it the opportunity to engrave and mark very small fonts and logos or pictures with very fine detail. Due to the small spot size, some other diode laser etchers do not exhibit a noticeable "rectangular" anomaly.
Engraving on Wood
Engraving on wood is easy with the Atomstack A5 M40 Laser. The more power you have, the faster you can sculpt. Different types of wood will carve different shades. Texture also affects the color of the sculpt.
Engraving on Slate, Granite, and Stone
Carves well on dark stone, granite and slate and leaves a permanent white finish on the product.
Cutting Wood and Veneers
Cutting thin plywood and veneer is possible, but sometimes slow. The best way is to slow down and use multiple passes. Items that are difficult to cut with a router are easily cut with a laser, such as mother-of-pearl. Getting a higher power laser and adding an air assist option will result in better cutting capabilities.
Engraving Photos on Wood
It would be especially cool to have engraved photos done on wood. Here are some nicely detailed examples of what was achieved with the A5 M40 laser. Lightburn software is great for taking pictures on GRBL based machines!
Laser Engraving on Leather
Leather carving can be a really cool outlet for artistic creations. From belts to wallets to handbags, there are plenty of items to personalize. When using the laser on leather, make sure you have a fume extraction or good ventilation.
Laser Engraving Glass and Clear Acrylic
Our lasers are in the visible spectrum, so they can pass through transparent objects. If you put a coat on it like a marker or paint then you can engrave on it and it will leave a mark. You can also use painter's tape.
Laser Engraving Foam
Open and closed cell foams are great for packaging and boxes. You can cut the foam and carve it. The S10 Pro can cut 4 inches at a time and engrave at high speed.
Laser Engrave EVA Marine Foam
The marine industry uses many different types of EVA foam brands and our laser can engrave them all. Customize your foam deck installation with your boat name, logo or design.
Laser Engraving on Mirrors
You can engrave the back of the mirror to remove the reflective coating for cool artwork. You can even paint over the area you sculpted to make it pop.
Laser Engraving 3D Reliefs
When you add a laser to your CNC, it's cool to engrave and then engrave on it. What if your sculpt is in 3D? Well, you can refocus the laser under the shield, or take it off and do some amazing work.
Laser Engraving Food
You don't necessarily think of carving food, but it's cool. Add your logo, photo or words to your favorite foods. Every Thanksgiving we carve pumpkin pie. Start your own carving food tradition!
Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminum and Painted Metal
Engraving on anodized metal is best done with a laser of at least 10W, but it works very well. Make sure the anodizing is dark for better results. Painted metal surfaces can also be sculpted by removing the paint.
Laser Engraving and Cutting Fabric
Can be engraved on your favorite jeans or shirt for a cool look. Also, fabrics for making clothes or quilts can be easily cut.
Laser Engraving Cups
You can easily remove paint from the glass or engrave directly on the stainless steel cup. For stainless steel you need to be very slow but remove paint quickly.
Laser Engraved Cork
The Atomstack A5 Pro laser engraver can engrave cork well. You can make coasters all day!
Laser Engraving Gun Parts
We are often asked this question but never know the right answer. Below are some of the parts that customers have engraved with our lasers so you can judge if it will work for you.
Laser Engraving Painted Tile and Canvas
Another way to make really cool sculpted art is to use multiple layers of paint, then sculpt just enough to remove one layer to reveal the layer below.
Acrylic material laser engraving