Engraving the laser cutter with Benbox Software: sample and example of use

In this tutorial an example of engraving in cardboard is made for the following parameters: intensity and low of laser light 1, relatively low burn time of 7 ms and steps of 1 mm motors.  In the Benbox software it has been seen that the speed can vary in the range [10-2000] so we choose an intermediate value of 900. It has been decided that these values are adequate following initial tests in which the quality of axle movement and laser engraving results have been evaluated.

HARDWARE

We connect the USB data cable to the controller board and to our PC as well as the power supply of the cutter, also to the plate.

SOFTWARE

Insert the image or drawing that you want to record using the drawing tools menu. In this case it is the letters ABC at a size 2.0 with a real size of 1 cm.

In the menu on the right we specify the USB port on which we connected the USB data cable and specify the desired laser characteristics.

 Next, we leave the recording mode to Scan by line and continuous mode (recommended to record letters) and activate Server mode.

Turn on the machine by pressing the left button on the plate (ON-OFF cutter) and the right button (ON-OFF beam light) and click on the preview button on the engraving border to see the area in which it is Will perform the engraving and thus be able to fit correctly to the desired area in the material. Finally, we modify the laser mode and give PLAY to start recording. If any problem occurs during recording, the process can be stopped at the STOP button. The result obtained is:

CALIBRATION SAMPLE

Finally we attach the calibration sample made for different engraving modes and materials.

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