MDF Cut by laser module?

Hi, does the Snap Maker 2.0 laser module cuts 3 mm MDF?

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Thanks for the link!

It is a pitty it dosen´t cut MDF… Might cancel my order…

You could look forward to a high power laser module. Haven’t tried to cut anything.
What’s your project idea with mdf?
All the best!

We are about to release a 7 watt laser module in the second half of 2020, which can work on the stainless steel. But more experiences need to be done so that we can have a list of material it supports.

I am not sure when you ordered the machine and when is the estimated machine, but you can wait for the upcoming module and decide to keep or cancel it at that time.

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Hi @Edwin, any news on the higher power laser module? I am considering preordering A350, but I know already that I will need it (and would ideally just want to pay the difference, as I don’t need two laser modules). What would you suggest?

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@Edwin, same here, I’m also interested in having the high power laser instead of the 1600mW. My order (A350 incl. enclosure) is due for shipment in October.

Same here @Edwin any news for the new laser?

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Hi all,

Sorry for the late reply.

The 8-watt laser module and the air purifier are being developed now. We have built the prototypes for more tests. In addition, the products need to pass many official certifications.

I will keep you all updated about this issue.

Best regards

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Thanks for the update. But what about the question regarding the possibility of swapping the weaker laser with the new one before delivery?
(I do suspect that “pass many official certifications” means it would probably cause a lot of waiting though)

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Sorry for the late reply.

The high power laser module is under review. I think this add-on will be released in the second half of the year but will not be delivered with the machine.

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I guess that with a 7-8 power laser, it will cut mdf about 3mm with ease?
Will it also have a fan that blows away the smoke (an air assist)?

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Thank you for reaching to us.

The 8 watt laser module can engrave stainless steel and 3 mm MDF board with easy. In addition, an air purifier will be released in the end of 2020.

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@Edwin just to be clear the air purifier will be designed to work within the enclosure, not as a standalone attachment (such as an air assist would be). Is that correct? I want to be sure because I did not purchase the enclosure.

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Hi @Atom

Sorry for the late reply.

The air purifier is an add-on of Snapmaker and is compatible with the enclosure. The machine generates gases and fumes inside the enclosure, which are directed to the air purifier through the exhaust pipe for purification.

In a word, you need an enclosure for the air purifier.

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i´m interested too, more power for the laser and also the air purifier, actually the enclosure is nice because of the light and the noise insulation, but for the laser it´s a bit worthless.

hoping it´ll be available soon :wink:

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Is there an update on the 8-watt laser? I bought some 3mm mdf board not realizing the 1.6 Watt laser couldn’t cut it.

Yeah the laser even has problems with some 1/8" (3mm) plywood. Seems to depend on type of wood and type of glue used.

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just another person very interested in this 8 watt laser, i find i have to preform 45 passes at 100mm/min with a depth of cut of 0.05mm per cut. that was just to get thru baltic birch that was 2.8mms

i also find that 30 passes at 50mm/min with the same depth of cut gets thru it but the width of the cut is slightly too large.

you honeslty should just make us some adapters to fit a 20watt china laser on these bad boys. im about to start modding this machine. how amazing this machine would be with alot more power available. with a warning … MUST HAVE ENCLOSURE AND EXHAUST FAN !!!

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@Edwin,

Is there any update on this?
Thanks