Endurance L-Cheapo is an attachment for CNC devices and 3D printers that simply and cheaply adds them the ability to cut and engrave many materials. These devices could have never done it before. You could engrave only with a CO2 laser machine or very expensive fiber lasers. Now a 445 nm diode laser is available with a 2.1 watt (2100mW) blue laser diode at its heart that can run continuously without additional cooling and has enough power to burn through acrylic, wood, plywood and leather.
So, you can cut and engrave almost on any surface except.
|Laser cut*:||Laser engraving:|
* If you are not sure ask us about material if our 2.1W laser can cut it or not
Initial attachment and calibration of the L-Cheapo should not take more than 30-60 minutes, after which switching from printing to engraving/cutting is a tool-free one-minute task. There is no need for a separate power supply for the L-Cheapo either. The average 3D printer’s hot end uses significantly more power than this laser draws, so it can simply draw from the same supply.
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Our laser cutter is a compatible and tested accessory for most 3D printer models.
Our solution is flexible and easily installed. We have many tutorials and additional video guides on how to install our laser and run your 3D printer or CNC mill with it.
A lot of happy customers enjoy our solution and send us very positive commentaries with their pictures.
Endurance has invented a really magic thing for a 3D printer. A laser cutter/engraver that can be easily installed on a 3D printer to use it the way you have never done before.
As this tool can also engrave, it is equally useful for artists interested in adding to their capabilities and for amateurs who just want to add a logo or a cute little touch to their next prototype or that laptop they love. Capability of working with leather opens up the possibility for translating all those complex intricate designs they have in mind to physical reality. The laser can also be used to ablate material, creating arbitrary 3D relief, though, it should be mentioned the high temperature will blacken most materials.
The L-Cheapo can cut plywood or acrylic up to 3/16″ (4-5mm) thick. This requires multiple passes. The effective “dot size” is about 10 mils (0.25mm) at 1/8″ depth and more at 3/16″. Watch more videos about laser engraving and cutting with the 2.1W (2100 mW) diode laser Endurance L-Cheapo.
Convert your 3D printer and CNC router into an engraving machine. Enjoy laser engraving with our powerful and efficient laser.
The Endurance L-cheapo (2.1 watt) diode lasers are equipped with a PWM controller, which allows you to change the output power during engraving. The PWM controller is a third wiring for connection to a 3D-printers or CNC machine.
Setup does not cause difficulties:
Turn your 3D printer or CNC machine into an engraver. Engrave with pleasure.
|Power output||2.1W (2100 mW)|
|Maximum engraving speed||0.8 inch / sec|
|Maximum cutting speed (0.04 inch of a cardboard)||0.1 inch / sec|
|Maximum cutting depth (plywood)||0.1 inch|
|Maximum cutting depth (acrylic)||0.1 inch|
|The maximum height of the workpiece||depends on a platform|
|Maximum cutting / engraving area||depends on a platform|
|The accuracy of engraving (grain)||0.004 inch|
|Compatible software||depends on a platform|
|Lifetime||More than 1000 hours|
|Operating conditions||-20 C - +40 C|
|Power input||12V, 2A|
|Average energy consumption||~ 20W|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||2 x 2 x 4 inch|
|The weight||~0.3 pounds|
|Mount||Compatible with many 3D printers and CNC routers|
|Power input||12V, 2A|
|Focal length||1 - 4 inch|
|Restrictions||Can not cut transparent, ceramic and metalic things|
|Average delivery pricing||5-25 USD world wide|