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Co2 Laser Focal Point Tolerance - Video

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Understand why you should use a 1.5" focal length lens for engraving and a 4" focal length for cutting. American Photonics is constantly working to improve the quality of your Chinese design Co2 laser.

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What lens or What mirror should I buy for my laser machine?

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  That is a very difficult question to answer, every day new machines come to the market and some lens can be used in more than one kind of machine. We will update this list as we learn with our customers, if your machine is not here send an emails to sales@americanphotonics.com and we will contact you by email with the link of your lens. Click the links to open the product on American Photonics website. Here you will find pricing, availability and can order online. Most products are available for immediately delivery and shipping is worldwide. Co2 Laser Lens &...

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What is the Right Len ?

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American Photonics - 100% made in America   With quality control. ISO   We have more than 4000 lens part numbers. Here are the most popular part numbers for marking and engraving:   Co2 Laser Lens & Mirror Spare Parts & Upgrades Engraving and Cutting 10W-500W Item Lens Diameter Focal Length Website Link  Price 1 15mm 1.5" 1.5FL  $        42.00 2 15mm 2" 2" FL  $        42.00 3 15mm 2.5" 2.5" FL  $        42.00 4 15mm 4" 4" FL   $        42.00     5 18mm 1.5" 1.5FL  $        42.00 6 18mm 2" 2" FL  $        42.00 7 18mm 2.5 2.5"...

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Mirror Quality?

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In a high energy laser situation like Co2 laser, there are 2 things that make a better mirror (energy loss is not a big deal, absorption is): The loss of power is directly converted to heat. Excess heat in the mirror and in the mirror holder will have negative effects on flatness of the mirror, and possibly beam alignment. The other difference in mirror quality is flatness. The images below are of a Mo mirror that came with a K50 and one of American Photonics.  The lines should be parallel and evenly spaced if the mirror was flat. The one from...

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Getting the best pptical performance out of your laser beam

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Beam alignment is #1;  optic quality is #2; and focal point is #3 Beam Alignment: You will never be 100% satisfied with your machine until you learn to master this process. Watch as many videos as necessary until you completely understand this concept. Then go to your machine and mess it up just to practice aligning it. Beam alignment is not something to be feared it is something to mastered if you want to produce the best possible work. Optic Quality: Don’t be afraid to spend $100 on optics. Super flat mirrors and a high-quality lens will pay off in...

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