Can a LaserPecker Engrave Metal?

You may be wondering can a LaserPecker engrave metal. The answer is yes depending on which LaserPecker you have or intend to purchase.

  • LaserPecker LX1 – 10W and 20W Blue Diode Laser: Metals must be pretreated for engraving.
  • LaserPecker LX1 – 10W and 20W Blue Diode Laser + 2W 1064nm Infrared Laser: Metals don’t need any pretreatment.
  • LaserPecker 1 Pro – 5W Blue Diode Laser: Metals must be pretreated for engraving.
  • LaserPecker 2 – 5W Blue Diode Laser: Metals must be pretreated for engraving.
  • LaserPecker 3 – 1W 1064nm Infrared Laser: Metals don’t need any pretreatment.
  • LaserPecker 4 – 10W Blue Diode Laser + 2W 1064nm Infrared Laser: Metals don’t need any pretreatment.

Any LaserPecker that does not include the 1064nm Infrared Laser will require metals to be coated for engraving.

Can a LaserPecker Engrave Metal

What Materials Can The LaserPecker Engrave

LaserPecker LX1 10W and 20W

Wood, Paper, Plastics, Leather, Ceramic, Dark Glass, Coated Metals and many more.

LaserPecker LX1 10W and 20W + 2W 1064nm Infrared Laser

Wood, Paper, Plastics, Leather, Ceramic, Dark Glass, Coated Metals, Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Platinum and many more.

LaserPecker 1 Pro – 5W

Wood, Paper, Plastics, Leather, Ceramic, Dark Glass, Coated Metals and many more.

LaserPecker 2 – 5W

Wood, Paper, Plastics, Leather, Ceramic, Dark Glass, Coated Metals and many more.

LaserPecker 31W 1064nm Infrared Laser

Plastic, Acrylic, Silicone, ABS, PVC, Acetate, Faux Leather, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Platinum, Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass and many more

LaserPecker 4 10W Blue Diode Laser + 2W 1064nm Infrared Laser

Wood, Paper, Plastics, Leather, Ceramic, Dark Glass, Coated Metals, Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Platinum and many more.

LaserPecker 4 Review

LaserPecker 4 Dual Laser Engraver

Easy to assemble and use, the LaserPecker 4 Dual Laser Engraver has a 10W 450 nm Blue Diode Laser and a 2W 1064 nm Infrared Laser. The built-in dual laser heads of the LaserPecker 4 are simply interchangeable with the help of the on-machine LED display. Additionally, while creating projects and designating material types in the LaserPecker app, they can be automatically linked.

Because it is intended to be used as a desktop engraver and cutter, the LaserPecker 4’s work surface is just 160 x 120 mm. However, the Slide Extension more than doubles the length to 160 x 300 mm, which is more than adequate for most applications. Along with some sample materials for your initial projects, you will also receive some gloss acrylic cards, metal tags, and a piece of wood.

Assembling the LaserPecker 4 is quite easy and takes around ten minutes. The LaserPecker Design Space app must then be downloaded. I advise you to go to the LaserPecker website and get the most recent version from there. You can start engraving and cutting with the LaserPecker 4 after the app establishes a Bluetooth or USB connection.

The 10W diode laser works best for engraving on ceramics, glass, wood, and leather, while the 2W infrared laser works best for engraving on metal and plastic. With this dual laser engraver, you may cut and engrave on the same material, among many other things. Accuracy is also great since the LaserPecker 4’s mirrors adjust to reposition the laser beam because the head is stationary.

Technical Details

  • Laser Source: 1064nm Infrared Laser and Blue Diode Laser Module
  • Output Power: 2W Infrared and 10W Diode
  • Engraving Area: 160mm x 120mm and with extension: 160mm x 300mm
  • Engraving Speed: 2000 mm/s

Pros

  • Very simple to use with easy assembly
  • Can be used on almost all types of materials
  • Excellent engraving speed of up to 2000mm/s is possible
  • Long lifespan and incredibly durable

Cons

  • The software takes a little getting used to
  • The infrared laser has a power output of only 2W, which is much less than that of traditional fiber lasers

Final thoughts

The LaserPecker 4 is not only convenient, but it is also powerful. Unlike the previous model, this one has a cutting tool as well. A two-in-one package can be beneficial in many ways. As a whole, the LaserPecker 4 is a very exciting tool for ambitious hobbyists.

The well-thought-out extension with two rollers is equally good. The portability of it makes it unlike anything else on the market. In our opinion this is an excellent engraver if its within your budget.

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