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Picture Engraving with GRBL Machines

We have been doing upgrade kits for GRBL machines like the X Carve and Shapeoko 2 and Shapeoko 3 machines for years now.  Besides these machines, there are tons more that use GRBL for the base firmware to run the machine.  One of the coolest things you can do with these machines is picture engraving. […]

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Lens Comparisons

We ship all of our lasers with the High Efficiency AR Coated lens and have been doing this for about 3 years now.  They push through a lot of power to the work surface.  However, especially on the 3.8W lasers, the long axis of the laser diode is quite long and it can be visible […]

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LaserSuckit™ Dust Boot

The guys over at Suckit Dust Boot have made a very nice dust boot for the X Carve and are working on the Shapeoko3 and Shapeoko2.  We got our hands on one of the X Carve versions and decided it would make a great addition to our machine!   First thing we thought was if you […]

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Laser Etch Software Basics

  Here in the shop we use several software solutions for the purpose of engraving. Laser Etch is a very practical method for etching black and white designs, logos, or PCB’s. This is simply because the G-code that is generated by Laser Etch will either tell your machine to turn your laser on (to the […]

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5 Amp Dual Driver Setup

We have had a lot of questions on if our drivers can be put in parallel to allow more current.  The short answer is YES! The unique design of the J Tech driver is built around parallel linear regulators all sharing the output load.  Because of this, they can be paralleled with multiple boards as […]

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Laser Engraved Anodized Aluminum Tag - J Tech 2_8W laser Upgrade

Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminum

We get asked a lot whether the 2.8W laser upgrade kit can engrave anodized aluminum.  The answer is yes, for most materials.  We have tried many in house for the last two years that people have sent us and that we have bought and have not found one it doesn’t work on.  That being said, […]

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