Why does my laser need air assist?

Why does my laser need air assist?

So, do you have a laser? We all know that laser engravers are amazing tools for making intricate designs, making precise cuts and even marking items with text, logos or photos. However, without the right accessories, you risk missing out on your laser's full potential. This is where air assist comes in. This small but powerful addition to your laser engraver can make a huge difference in your final product. So why does your laser need air assist?

First, air assist can help you make deeper cuts and minimize scorching of the workpiece. When you laser cut or engrave material, you want the laser to go straight through the material. If the laser hits a rough or irregular surface, it may slow down or even stop. Air assist helps remove any debris from the kerf, allowing the laser to make clean, deep cuts. This will make your final product look more professional and reduce the chances of making mistakes or having to redo work - which we all know is frustrating and expensive.

Next, air assist helps keep the lens clean. Lasers generate a lot of heat, fumes, and can cause debris to adhere to the lens. These debris are very difficult to remove and if not removed may prevent your laser from cutting effectively in the short term and may cause permanent damage to your lenses in the long run. With air assist, any debris is quickly blown away from the lens, keeping it clean and protected. Not only does this help extend the life of your laser engraver, but it also makes it easier to use and maintain.

When placing, you want the air assist to be about 2mm from the point where the laser touches the material being burned (again, the incision). The air assist should be positioned at a 45-degree angle to the material to ensure airflow will help properly remove any debris. 2mm nozzle diameter provides ideal airflow for incisions with a 65L-80L commercial air pump. When it comes to pressure, aim to keep it between 10 psi - 25 psi.

Finally, air assist is a lot of fun to use! It adds a whole new level of excitement to your laser engraving and cutting projects. Feel like a master laser engraver as you watch the laser beam cut through material with ease and the air helps keep everything clean!

All in all, an air assist unit for your laser engraver/cutter is an absolute must-have. Whether you're a professional woodworker or just enjoy DIY projects, air assist will help you get the best results from your laser machine. It's affordable, easy to install, and will quickly become your new best friend. Don't mess with another job - get air assistance today and start creating amazing projects with your laser!

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