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Why Buy A FLUX Laser Cutter?
A Laser cutter offers precision and detail that would normally be tough to achieve without an industrial grade machine.
Not only can these machines cut, but they can also engrave on many different materials.
Flux offers three different laser cutters: Beamo, Beambox Compact, and Beambox Pro which allows for an even larger variety of applications.
So what is the difference between the Beamo and Beamo Pro?
When comparing the Beamo vs the Beambox Pro, each model has an increased workspace size and wattage (power), allowing for bigger and thicker objects to be cut at a faster speed.
Laser Cutting Compatible Materials
When using Flux laser cutters, there are many options to choose from when creating and crafting. A few of the materials that can be cut or engraved are:
- Anodized Aluminum
- Fabric and Felt
What File Types Are Supported?
Load the file, Edit the art, then Laser cut!
What 3d printer files does Beam Studio support?
Beam Studio supports 3d printer files like DXF, and standard graphics files like JPG, PNG, SVG, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape, CorelDraw, and even Microsoft Word!
There is also an iOS/Android app called BeamCam that lets you edit text, vector files, modify bitmap images, arrange objects and much more.
User Friendly Software
When it comes to controlling a laser cutter, custom software like Beam Studio can be used by beginners and experts to create amazing projects like a pro!
Is Beam Studio free?
Yes, it is completely free and you can download it before you buy the laser cutter. The laser cutter software works on Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS.
Further, features like a live camera preview, allow for ease-of-use with the ability to drag and align an image directly onto an object for perfect placement.
High Quality Laser Cutting on Wood
Flux laser cutters are equipped with a CO2 laser. In combination with a sturdy frame, high precision is always the standard.
Beamo is a 30 watt laser cutter which is diverse and has a small footprint. Flux says it is “The World's Smallest CO2 Laser Cutter”. Due to the affordable price this high powered cutter is perfect for many different uses such as hobby enthusiasts, education and schools, business, and crafters. Can Beamo cut metal? Currently the laser power levels are not high enough to cut metal. But Beamo can etch on anodized aluminum and stainless steel with a specialized coating. The Beambox Pro further down on the page can engrave on select metals.
The Beambox Compact is equipped with a 40 watt laser cutter, allowing it to cut thicker materials and perform faster laser cutting. The Beambox Compact can cut a sheet of material as big as: 15.7” x 14.7”
The biggest, most powerful, and fastest Flux laser cutter is the Beambox Pro. It can cut thick materials and engrave on some metals. It has a work area of 23.6” x 14.7”, and can cut/engrave at fast speeds with its 50 watt laser, while still maintaining outstanding detail and quality.
FLUX Laser Cutters, Accessories, Upgrades and Add ons
Beam Air Fume Extractor
The perfect partner for a laser cutter!
The Beam Air minimizes particles and fumes that are emitted by the process of the CO2 laser cutting.
The Beam Air also allows for laser cutters to be used indoors without having to worry about running a hose to the outdoors. Inside the Beam Air, there are four main filters that extract fumes. Additionally, a user can control the level of power on the Beam Air using a knob. The Beam Air can be used with any Flux laser cutter, including most other laser cutters as well.
Experience the ability to engrave on curved surfaces with the rotary add-on.
Since Flux laser cutters can engrave on glass, stone, and anodized aluminum, commonly round objects such as water glasses, coffee mugs, or anodized aluminum reusable water bottles can all be engraved.
Each Flux laser cutter includes a USB WIFI antenna for wireless control. While the laser cutters can also be controlled through an Ethernet cable, having the option of WIFI allows for more flexibility and accessibility.