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Peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.6 W laser engraver operation

Peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.6 W laser engraver operation

What you want to know when running the Endurance MakeBlock XY

Peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.6 W laser engraver operation

Basic parameters for the BenBox program operation:
• Weak light
• Intensity
• Speed
• Time
• Number

Benbox settings effect engraving and cutting results.

Weak light – is setting of the lightest spot on the image.
Intensity – is setting of the darkest spot on the image.
Speed – is setting of the travel speed along the X axis.
Time – is the laser exposure duration per one spot.
Number – is setting of the laser repeats.

Parameters and intervals
Weak light – {0; 255}
Intensity – {0; 255}
Speed – {1; 2500}
Time – {1; 10000}
Number – {1; 1000}

The Number parameter is not processed correctly in some program versions.

BenBox enables to work both with vector and raster images.

Programs for the work with Endurance MakeBlock and image processing:
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Download center – lasers

All of them work with the G-code.
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Peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.6 W laser engraver operation

To engrave gray tones it is enough to upload an image and click “play”.
It is important to correctly set the engraving parameters first.
The following parameters are recommended to engrave an image with 8-16 shades of gray on wood or plywood using a

5.6 W Endurance laser:
Weak light – 50
Intensity – 200
Speed – 1000
Time – 1
Number – 1

These parameters allow reproducing of the shades and making a beautiful image.

To laser cut plywood with the Endurance MakeBlock 5.6 W engraver we recommend the following values:
plywood 2 mm thick
speed – 200-250, number of repeats – 1

3 mm thick
speed – 150-200, number of repeats – 2-3

4 mm thick
speed – 150-200, number of repeats – 3-5

5 mm thick
speed – 150-200, number of repeats – 5-15

For laser cutting black acrylic with the Endurance MakeBlock 5.6 W engraver we recommend the following values:

black acrylic 3 mm thick
speed – 200-250, number of repeats – 1-2

5 mm thick
speed – 200-250, number of repeats – 3-4

8 mm thick
speed – 150-200, number of repeats – 5-10

These parameters are optimal in terms of quality and speed of cutting.
By quality, we mean accurate cutting edges (without charring or melting).
By speed – an acceptable time to get the result.

How to make an image ready for laser cutting watch on our YouTube channel

These parameters are experimental and depend on the temperature, humidity and the material itself.

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Peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.6 W laser engraver operation
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