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Lasers: Exciting!

Also, dangerous.

Only safety-conscious adults should operate lasers of any kind.

CO2 Lasers

Hyrel offers 40w and 80w CO2 lasers on some of our Hydra models.

Hyrel Specific

Laser Alignment

Below are great videos about laser alignment in very similar setups:

  1. RDWorks
  2. ThunderLaser
  3. BossLaser

Informational Videos

Below are links to some VERY helpful videos from a gentleman named Russ, who purchased a laser engraver very similar to ours. In these videos, he shares his experiences, advice, and safety tips. While some of what Russ explains does not apply to using lasers on Hyrel equipment, much of it does. Please watch all these videos, even if you don't feel you need the information. Safety first!

  1. Introduction to Laser Cutting
  2. Laser Theory and Safety Issues
  3. Software (n/a for Hyrel users)
  4. Initial Setup and Powerup
  5. Test Prints
  6. Focal Distance and Power Analysis
  7. Modifications and Recommendations from a Year of Use

Diode Lasers

While less powerful than CO2 lasers, diode lasers are still dangerous, and the same safety precautions apply.

Hyrel offers diode lasers in two configurations: