Diode lasers, also known as semiconductor lasers, are a popular type of laser that generates coherent light using semiconductor materials. Their compact size, versatility, and energy efficiency have made them a popular choice for a wide range of applications. In particular, blue diode lasers at 450nm are excellent for high-resolution engraving on various materials, including paper, fabric, wood, leather, glass, ceramic, stone, and more.
Meanwhile, IR lasers generate longer wavelengths of light, oftentimes without the need for complex gain medium and pumping processes. The LaserPecker LP4’s 1064nm IR pulsed laser, paired with advanced galvanometer technology, is ideal for engraving on metals like 304 stainless steel, silver, and gold. It’s also great for colored plastics. If you’re interested in exploring the different types of lasers and their respective benefits further, check out our article, “Diode, CO2, Fiber, Blue and Infrared Lasers. What are the differences?”
◆ Strengthened engraving and cutting capabilities
The latest galvanometer technology has taken LaserPecker 4’s engraving and cutting capabilities to another level! The engraving speed now hits up to 2,000 mm/s, and the preview speed is a blazing 16,000 mm/s - faster than ever before. And not surprisingly, our R&D team is still devoted to the engraving speed, which is expected to reach 6,000 mm/s in the following months. In addition, the engraving accuracy can now reach an unprecedented resolution of 8K.
But that’s not all - LaserPecker 4 has also stepped up its cutting game. It can now cut through 8mm (0.3 in) thick wood materials with 2 passes, high speed, and top-notch quality. And it gets even better - one pass is enough to cut a precise 5mm (0.2 in) thick wood board or opaque acrylic, making it a significant upgrade from its previous version.
Plus, LP4 offers a larger engraving area, with a whopping 160*120 mm (6.3*4.7 in) maximum working area that can be expanded to 160*300 mm (6.3*11.8 in) with a slide extension.
Last but not least, LaserPecker 4 allows users to engrave and cut simultaneously, thanks to its multi-layer processing feature. Users can set unique parameters for different layers, making the entire process more efficient and productive.
Hence, the new upgrades to LaserPecker 4’s engraving and cutting capabilities are not to be missed, especially for those who demand precision and speed in their work.
◆ More accessories for your options
As we previously shared in one of our blogs, the LaserPecker 3 was highly praised for its batch engraving capabilities using alignment fixtures on the removable base plate. And guess what? This feature is also available on the newer and better LaserPecker 4, making it ideal for business or large-scale projects that require producing multiple copies of the same design efficiently.
As always, we strive to make all our products cost-effective for our customers. Hence, the LaserPecker 4 is designed to be compatible with existing accessories like the versatile electric roller, which can be used for the new model and its Cylinder mode, Slab mode, and Trolley mode. Check out our article, “Guide to Purchasing Compact Laser Engraver & Cutter” to learn more about these modes.
But that’s not all - the Rotary Extension is another excellent addition to the LaserPecker 4. It supports engraving irregular cylinders and objects ranging from 3 mm (0.12 in) to 200 mm (7.9 in) in diameter, making the device more versatile and expanding the variety of projects it can handle. Compared to the Cylinder mode, the rotary extension especially allows engraving on spherical or small-diameter items, such as on the inner wall of a ring or bracelet.