Black Text Laser Engraved Onto Stainless Steel Laser Engraving Marking Machines

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Engraving Marking Machines: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business

Are you in the market for a laser engraving marking machine, but feeling overwhelmed by the options available? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know to choose the perfect machine for your business needs. Laser marking and engraving machines have become increasingly popular in a wide range…

READ ARTICLE
Large Scale Cardboard 3D Profile Model

Project Time Laser Cutting Cardboard & Choosing the Correct Lens for the Job

LightbladeFlatbed product range

A return to normal service this week, as we take a look at  laser cutting cardboard with some tips and tricks along the way.  Laser Cutting Cardboard There are a large number of applications that cardboard can be used for; from presentation boxes to gaming landscapes and prototypes. So it’s a useful material to learn…

READ ARTICLE
Laser Beam Modes

Laser Beam Modes – Looking at Differing Laser Beam Profiles

Welcome back to the Thinklaser Lightblade blog, I apologise its been a few weeks since we last posted. Lets kick back off with a more detailed look into the science behind the beam by looking at Laser Beam Modes. Before we crack on – this post is going to be a more detailed look at…

READ ARTICLE
Mirrored Image Featuring Bruce Lee

Mirror, Mirror, on the…….Lightblade. Or Cleaning Flatbed Laser Machine Mirror

In this week’s blog, we take a look at how to monitor the efficiency of your Lightblades mirrors, and demonstrate the importance of cleaning flatbed laser machine mirror. We have mentioned in the past about the effect of dirt on the optics and the detriment to performance – but what does that actually look like…

READ ARTICLE
Feng Shuai Garden

Laser Feng Shui….kind of. The RDWorks Cutting Order

Imagine this – you spend hours creating a beautiful design for a customer or event. It’s a masterpiece. You then set the machine up. Correct lens: Check. Correct power and speed settings in RDWorks: Check. You load your expensive, lovely material, and use ball bearings or bolts to space the material off the honeycomb and…

READ ARTICLE
Laser Engraving Bitmap Images

Understanding Laser Focus, Focus, Focus!

Understanding Laser Focus When laser cutting, understanding laser focus is critical in ensuring that the maximum amount of available energy produced by the tube reaches the work piece. If you are “out of focus” then the machine will not cut as effectively, as you are lessening the effect of the beam on the part. A…

READ ARTICLE
Laser Machine Consumables

How to maximise the life of your laser tube and reduce consumable costs

How does a laser work? More importantly – how is a laser beam generated and what should you do to maximise the life of your laser tube? In a glass tube CO2 laser’s the most expensive consumable item is the laser tube, these typically range from around £220.00 for a reputable 60W tube all the…

READ ARTICLE
Mountain View With Hikers

Best Laser Marked Medical Products – OneLife iD

Special Project

OneLife iD specialise in providing innovative, personal ID laser marked medical products that carry your choice of emergency, medical or contact information.  Wearing or carrying a ICE (in case of emergency) product ensures immediate identification, medical alert, quick communication with your next-of-kin and peace of mind. Our multi-function emergency, sports and medical ID laser marked…

READ ARTICLE
Image Of Safety Glasses

Best methods to prolong your CO2 laser tube life with these 8 simple tips

Laser systems are increasingly becoming a vital component of a modern workshop or production facility. One of the most cost effective routes to introduce laser technology into a business is via the Flatbed machines utilising glass C02 laser tubes. The glass CO2 laser tubes used in these machines are relatively inexpensive compared to other laser…

READ ARTICLE
Bespoke M-Series Laser Marking System

Industrial Laser machines – What to measure?

Industrial Laser machines – What to measure? Deciding which metrics to use when you measure the impact of an industrial laser is a fundamental part of being able to assess the success and effectiveness of the tools you’re using. Without performance metrics, it’s difficult to use reliable data to inform your manufacturing decisions. Industrial lasers…

READ ARTICLE
Russ Sadler Laser Guru Face Picture

ThinkLaser Partner with Russ Sadler Laser Guru from RDWorks Learning Lab

ThinkLaser have partnered with Russ Sadler Laser Guru and self professed tinkerer from RDWorks Learning Lab, a YouTube videographer and laser machine enthusiast, to offer how-to videos and tutorials on ThinkLaser machines. Gareth, from ThinkLaser, introduces the video series and tells us how it all came about: It all started with a request from a…

READ ARTICLE
Barcode Tray

Cost Effective Solutions for Laser Marking Medical Devices UDI

Laser Marking Medical Devices All medical devices that are sold and distributed in the USA and increasingly on a global scale, require a Unique Device Identification, so essential information can be held on each device. Devices can then easily be tracked and traced using a UDI database. It means that if there are issues and…

READ ARTICLE