Operational specifics

Can Mr Beam II engrave on rounded material? (eg. on a cup)
Round materials are not possible, cup would not fit below the laser. Maximum object height is 38mm / 1.4".
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Is it possible to cut and engrave in one step?
Cutting and engraving in one step is possible. First the engraving will be done, then the cutting.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Is it correct that the positioning camera is only useful with the lid open?
Correct. If you close the lid, the preview picture is already taken and you are not able to move the item until you open it again.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
How do you keep dirt from accumulating on the lens/optics?
There is a constant airflow along the beam down to the material which avoids smoke settling on the lens.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
What is a beam divergence when cutting?
The beam exits the diode with a diameter of 1.8mm and is focused to the spot 60mm afterwards. This means the focus angle is really sharp so that there is al...
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Is it possible to adjust the depth or power of the laser?
You can vary the laser's intensity and the speed. Those two parameters will affect the depth of a cut.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Is it possible to cut thicker materials by running a cutting cycle, leaving the material in place, and rerunning the same cycle?
Yes, it is possible. But some materials will get burned edges from this procedure. Especially light woods do not stand the multiple heat injection very well...
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Which platforms does Mr Beam II support?
Mr Beam II is platform-independent. The software is web-based.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Can Mr Beam II focus on different heights?
At the moment Mr Beam II has only a manual focus which must be adjusted to the material. But the laser beam has a very steep angle. Which means the laser re...
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM
How can I cut out a lettering? Mr Beam II only shows me the option to engrave.
Yes, fonts as such can only be engraved on the Mr Beam surface. To cut a font, it must be laid out as the path of a vector graphic (e.g., SVG). Cutting font...
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 at 7:47 PM