5.6W (5600 mW) diode laser attachment for 3D printers and CNC routers. Laser cutting / engraving tool

Would you like to turn your 3D printer into an ultimate laser engraving or cutting machine?
Endurance has invented a way to convert your 3D printer or CNC router into a cutting or engraving machine with an Endurance diode laser. The Endurance laser is the best upgrade for your current 3D printer. Add to your 3D printing experience by turning your printer into something you previously were only able to do through a professional studio.

With a 5.6W Endurance diode laser you can engrave faster and cut deeper into materials such as: plywood, wood, acrylic, cardboard, hardboard, felt, leather, plastic (ABS, PLA), and more.

The 5.6W (5600 mW) diode laser is one of the most powerful and advanced laser to upgrade your 3D printer or CNC router with and is able to create beautiful engravings and laser cuts. It is very easy to install and does not require any special knowledge. It can be installed on almost any 3D printer or CNC mill. If you have any issues during installation or operation, we are always available to lend a hand.

With our laser, you can engrave and cut a variety of materials such as:

  • plywood / wood
  • acrylic
  • PLA / ABS
  • felt / fabric
  • paper / cardboard
  • hardboard
  • stone
  • glass
  • aluminium
  • and more
Laser Type
Laser Output
5600mW ± 15%
Focal Length
2-10 cm (variable)
Laser Wavelength
Lens Type
Crystal glass
Operation Time
Tested 48 hours continuous
12V DC
3-4 Amps
Air blowing
Installation process
Described in details
Robots Everywhere

The 5.6 WATT (5600 MW) diode laser is very easy to install on almost any 3D printer using compatible mounts for the Prusa i3, Wanhao Duplicator i3, Ultimaker, RepRap, Magnum, Prism, Makerbot Cube, Picasso, Hercules, SolidDoodle, Original Prusa i3 MK2, BCN3D SIGMA, Form 2, PowerSpec 3D Pro, ORD Bot Hadron, Zortrax M200, Kossel, FlashForge Creator Pro, CEL Robox, FDM and others. If you have a printer not listed, please contact us and we will organise a mount for you.

Our lasers are very easy to operate using standard software and run on the existing 12v of your printer or router.

In order to create a laser engraving or a laser cut with our 5.6W laser all you need to do is put the piece you want to cut or engrave onto the work top. Just convert a jpeg image into a vector image and then convert it into gcode. Start the machine and enjoy watching it do its job. If you have any questions we will be happy to assist you any time. Just contact us via email or on our Facebook page.

A 5.6W laser can cut up to 3-10mm of wood and plywood (with multi passes and sometimes require additional blowout).

You may cut and engrave using this diode laser

Material Laser cutting
(5-25 passes to cut)
Laser engraving
(speed ~400-500)
Wood / Plywood 5-8 mm +
Acrylic 3-5 mm +
PLA 3-5 mm +
ABS 3-5 mm +
PVC 3-5 mm +
Felt + +
Fabric + +
Paper + +
Cardboard + +
Hardboard + +
Glass - +
Stone - +
(painted and anodized)
- +
Ceramics - -

Speed and amount of passes are really depends on material, color and even humidity.

Laser cut and laser engraving pictures

New design of 5.6W (5600 mW) and 8W (8000 mW) Endurance lasers (released in Sep 2017)

Why do our customers buy lasers and engraving machines from us?

  • Ability to choose the right laser or engraving machine. We help to qualify customer needs by phone / email / facebook messenger / telegram / whatsapp / viber. Our contact information
  • We provide qualified after-sales service.
  • Our lasers and engraving machines are fully assembled and ready to go.
  • Delivery time from 24 hours. All systems built to order.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • We provide with video tutorials and guidance.

Laser engraving for yourself and for your business.

Advantages of our lasers

  • Assembled in the USA.
  • Reliable. The guaranteed duration of continuous operation is 48 hours.
  • True continuous power output as advertised – unlike many Chinese analogues.
  • All our lasers cut plywood, felt, fabric, acrylic, leather.
  • All our lasers can engrave on leather, acrylic, plastic, plywood, wood.
  • Lasers with an output of 5.6W, 8W can engrave on anodized and painted aluminum, glass, or stone.

Why our customers buy lasers and engraving machines from Endurance

Promo video for 5.6W (5600 mW) diode laser

More guidance and tutorials:

Endurance 5.6W (5600 mW) Semiconductor (Diode) Laser Operation

We’d like to tell you about possibilities, which a 5.6W laser opens.
We have already written about relative features of the various diode lasers we tested in Endurance’s laboratory.

Now we’d like to tell about a more powerful diode laser, a 5.6W (Robots Everywhere production).

5.6W laser appearance

Can be mounted to almost any 3D printer or CNC mill.

Its main difference from 2.1W and 3.5W is inside. It has a more efficient cooling system and a more powerful solid-state diode. Another difference is the current strength demand. It draws 3 – 4 amps, while a 2.1W (2100 mW) and a 3.5W (3500 mW) lasers need only 1.7 – 2 amps with the same voltage of 9-12 volts.

Our tests showed that the laser is able to work 48 hours non-stop or perhaps even more.

Spotlights of the 5.6W laser

The 5.6 watt laser easily cuts plywood and acrylic 3-5 mm (0,1-0,2″) thick, and it even cuts plywood 8 mm (1/3″) thick with many passes.

This fact is remarkable because a СО2 laser needs to have more than 60 W to cut plywood this thick.

The ability to cut 8 mm plywood and 5 mm acrylic allows solving a lot of customers’ practical tasks.

It should be mentioned that the same materials in different environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) might require different parameters of cutting. The color and transparency of the material matter.

The table below shows the tested materials and cutting parameters of the 5.6 W diode laser.

Cutting parameters


Please note that when cutting plastic, acrylic and PVC you need to use the hood or work in a ventilated area to avoid poisoning with harmful gases, such as chlorine.

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Samples of the cat image we cut during the experiment.

It should be specified that these data are approximate, as there are many varieties of material.

Parameters for laser cutting using 5.6W Endurance laser.

Regular long focal lens with focal range 2-10 cm (1-4’’)

Plywood width Speed Repeats
2 mm (1/12’’) 3000 10
3 mm (1/8’’) 8000 30
4 mm (1/6’’) 500 10

Short focal lens G2 with focal range 5 mm (1/5’’)

Plywood width Speed Repeats
2 mm (1/12’’) 3000 8
3 mm (1/8’’) 1400 10
4 mm (1/6’’) 500 10
5 mm (1/5’’) 550 20


We used a few kinds of three-ply. Though all ply samples looked absolutely the same we obtained different results.


You can not just cut plywood, wood and acrylic with the 5.6W laser but you can also make work pieces for bread boards (on copper-plated glass fiber plastic) and for aluminum engraving.

The laser fits not just for cutting but for engraving as well. We wrote about it in our early articles.

Lasers are compatible with any CNC machines, plotters and 3D printers and are easy to install.

Laser cuts are made using 5.6W (5600 mW) Endurance laser

Samples of engraving and cutting

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