Ortur laser equipment is designed so user-friendly that you can easily get one of our machines up and running. When you're setting up your laser engraver, there are a few other items you'll want to make sure you own or acquire. It matters what those items are so that you can properly integrate them into your workspace. Here, HTPOW integrates the items needed by the laser machine into the conditions needed in the current operation.\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tTo start using your laser machine, you'll also need a computer, a graphics software program, an exhaust, and any machine accessories of your choice.Laser Eengraving MachineHome laser cutting\/engraving systems range in price from $200 to about $2,000, depending on the size of the engraving table and the wattage of the laser. Higher-powered machines will engrave and cut faster than less-powered systems, and higher-powered systems will also allow you to cut thicker materials. All laser engravers made by Ortur are air-cooled, so you don't need a separate external tank, hose or recirculation pump.ComputerYou'll need a computer so you can use whatever graphics software you choose, and the Ortur Laser Master 3 software suite for controlling the laser. On your computer, you'll create and\/or print your creations, as well as configure the laser to achieve your desired cutting and engraving results. All new Ortur systems are compatible with Windows 10, 8 and 7. We recommend the following hardware specifications for laser applications.RAM (Random Access Memory)RAM determines what your computer can do at any given time. More RAM usually equates to better efficiency. Most computers come with at least a few GB of RAM, but you'll want to make sure you have at least 512 MB of RAM available to run laser-related software.Processor SpeedThe speed of your processor affects how smoothly your software runs. A faster processor will ensure your software performs well, allowing you to get more done in less time. Processor speed is measured in gigahertz (GHz). You need at least a 2.0 GHz processor.Hard DiskThis is permanent memory in your computer where you will store your artwork files, as well as install your graphics software and the Ortur Laser Engraver software suite. How much space you need depends on how many files you use. Some users feel that you can never have a large enough hard drive, but for most laser applications, a 20 or 30 GB hard drive is enough storage for many years.Graphics Software\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tWhen you work with a laser machine, you print artwork through a graphics software program and send it to the machine. Ortur's open architecture design means you're not locked into proprietary software and you can use virtually any Windows-based graphics program. Most engraver operators after Ortur Laser Master 2 use LightBurn, but you can use LaserGRBL, AutoCAD, or another program you are already familiar with.Exhaust FanCutting and engraving with a laser creates fumes and debris as the laser burns away the material you are working with. To maintain the health and safety of the laser operator and those around them, you must remove the air from the system. Exhaust air can be vented outside or into a portable filtration system.Exhaust Blower...\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tThe easiest way to bleed air out of the laser is to pipe it to an exhaust electric blower. This blower draws air out of the machine and pushes it through the ducts to wherever you specify. A simple setup would direct the airflow directly to the outside, while some more complex setups would connect the exhaust to a larger airflow system. Your method will depend on your work area and budget. We recommend consulting with an HVAC professional to determine how best to integrate an exhaust solution into your workspace and to confirm your compliance with local regulations. If you can't ventilate outside, you'll need to invest in a portable filtration unit, which we discuss below.Air Filter\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tThe filtration system is a self-contained exhaust that draws air from the laser's working area through ducts and through a filter to trap harmful particles. These units are more mobile than other exhausts, so if you plan to travel with your laser or move it frequently, a filtration system may be the right choice for you. If you're able to ventilate outside, you don't need this option, but if you plan to use a portable filter unit, you can recommend the make and model from HTPOW.Optional AccessoriesDepending on the laser system you choose, we offer a range of accessories to choose from. These accessories expand the capabilities of your machine and open the door to new production opportunities. Some popular accessories are outlined below.Vector Cut Mesh\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tThe Ortur Laser Engraving Machine comes standard with an engraving table. If you're going to be laser cutting, you'll want to make sure you also have a vector cutting mesh. The cutting grid is designed to minimize the surface area of \u200b\u200bthe table in contact with the material. This reduces residue build-up and minimizes flashback that can result when laser-cut material then meets a flat surface on the other side. A vector cutting grid should be used when laser cutting as it will give you a cleaner and safer cut.Air Assist CompressorThis is a popular feature that blows a constant stream of air at the point where the laser focuses and burns away the material. This reduces possible burning from combustible materials, reduces residue, and allows you to run the laser at slower speeds to cut thicker materials. Some of our machines have built-in air assist compressors, such as the Fusion Pro 48, while others require the connection of an external compressor. If you plan to use laser cutting, we highly recommend an air-assisted compressor.Rotating Attachment\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tIf you want to etch glasses, mugs, wine bottles, and other cylindrical objects, you'll need a rotary attachment. Using the rotation attachment, you can place your product on the drum and the laser will automatically rotate the object as it engraves, resulting in sharp, focused engravings on cylindrical surfaces.While a laser machine is the most important tool in building a custom service, it is important to consider what additional components you will need - both in the short and long term - that will enhance your setup and ensure your success.Is it time to integrate laser engraving and cutting services into your operation? Contact HTPOW today to set up a demo so you can see our system in action!