Liberate your Laser Cutter (like K40) to use better software, variable power for full grayscale engraving, and Z Table/ Rotary capability.Designed by Cohesion3D in United States of America
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The all-new Cohesion3D LaserBoard can be dropped into the K40 Laser Cutter provide an immediate performance upgrade. It has the same size, mounting hole pattern, and connectors of the M2Nano board...Read More…
The all-new Cohesion3D LaserBoard can be dropped into the K40 Laser Cutter provide an immediate performance upgrade. It has the same size, mounting hole pattern, and connectors of the M2Nano board in a lot of the K40-style lasers, but it can also run many other Laser Cutters and even CNC Machines.
Our Cohesion3D LaserBoard Buyer's Guide can help you understand compatibility with your machine and which parts you will need to accomplish your goals!
LaserBoard has 4 embedded Trinamic Drivers that provide quiet and clean motion for the XY head AND a Z table AND a rotary attachment directly. If you need more current for larger motors, it is easy to connect an external stepper driver with our direct wiring solution. No firmware or configuration changes between the onboard and external drivers, it just works. You can even run them simultaneously.
LaserBoard requires more power than the weak 24v rail on a Laser Power Supply can provide, but with a DC Jack right on board and paired with the LaserBoard Power Supply option, you can ensure that the board is receiving a clean and stable source of power to run your machine and a Z table and Rotary attachment if you have them.
With a variety of outputs, LaserBoard can run CO2 lasers and diode lasers of many types. Between the built in drivers, and the ease of hooking up external drivers, and the buffered endstops, this board could even run some CNC’s.
Firmware wise, this board can run the Smoothie firmware which has a lot of features such as running jobs off a memory card and supporting a GLCD Screen (make sure to get the GLCD adapter as well) for headless operation. However, because of this overhead, Smoothie struggles with high detail raster engraving at higher speeds. For this we have GRBL-LPC which is blazing fast and much more barebones. It cannot run the screen/ memory card, so it has to stream the job over the USB Cable from computer to board. It is capable of much faster raster engraving if this is important to you. We leave this choice up to our customers based on their desired uses and priorities. If you intend to raster engrave high detail images often and want to do so at higher speeds, we would recommend not getting the GLCD Screen and using the GRBL-LPC firmware on LaserBoard.
(Screen is shown installed in a custom front panel a customer made, the panel is not included, you can make your own panel too!)
Between the separate power supply, integrated board isolation, and an optoisolated laser fire “L” output, the board should resist the electrically dangerous environments inside cheaply made laser cutters (poor grounding, high voltages, noise). Of course, it is impossible to guard against all scenarios and stupidity – we are going for “resilient”, not “indestructible.” Reverse polarity, overvoltage, fiddling with wiring while the board is powered, and shorting stuff on the board while live, are all great ways to kill the board.
The Cohesion3D Power Supply and pre-configured SD card are included with the board.
Installation instructions are available at cohesion3d.com/start
This board comes with forum support only, via our Cohesion3D Support Forum. If you require more a more personalized and one-on-one level of assistance with your upgrade, please check out our Premium Technical Support offering.
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