Orion Motor Tech 40W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter
If you’re looking for a laser cutter that’s a little more high-end than this entry-level Orion but still keeps the price tag within budget, consider checking out the TEN-HIGH CO2 Engrave Machine.
This entry-level offering from TEN-HIGH has a larger work area, at around 15.7 inches by 11.8 inches. It also boasts features like a water-cooling pump and safety water valve and an integrated exhaust fan.
If you’re working on a budget of under $1,000 or taking your first foray into laser cutting, you’ll get more bang for your limited buck with the Orion Motor Tech 40W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter than you will from any other laser engraving machine.
Who wants to engrave, cut out, and create only flat objects? We like the versatility of the Orion Motor Tech engraving machine. The dual engraving platform lets you fit materials of a variety of shapes and sizes in the laser cutter’s 12-inch by 8-inch engraving area.
The included stability clamp allows for CO2 laser engraving of irregularly shaped objects and non-flat surfaces—think cups, trophies, and more—without having to rig the machine like a game of Mouse Trap. There’s also a leveling board to help keep materials in position and laser cuts precise.
Although it comes with its own design software—Shenzhouyike Software—the laser machine is also compatible with widely used software like CorelLaser, CorelDraw, Inkscape, and K40 Whisperer (not included with the product). You can also use it to create from a variety of other file types, including JPG, JPEG, and BMP.