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

Benbox software

All you need to know about running the Endurance MakeBlock XY with an Endurance 5.5-5.6 watt diode laser.

Benbox software

 

This article is about the peculiarities of the BenBox and Endurance MakeBlock XY 5.5- 5.6 watt laser engraver operation. Basic parameters for the BenBox program operation: Weak, light, Intensity, Speed, Timе, Number. To engrave grey tones (greyscale) it is important to correctly set the engraving parameters first.

 

Basic parameters for the BenBox program operation:

• Weak light
• Intensity
• Speed
• Time
• Number

Benbox settings affect engraving and cutting results.

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

 

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Programs for the work with Endurance MakeBlock and image processing:
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All of them work with the G-code.
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Benbox g-code console

 

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 – 5.6 watt engraver we recommend the following values:
plywood 2 mm thickness
speed – 200-250, number of repeats – 1

3 mm thickness
speed – 150-200 mm / min, number of repeats – 2-3

4 mm thickness
speed – 150-200 mm / min, number of repeats – 3-5

5 mm thickness
speed – 150-200 mm / min, number of repeats – 5-15

 

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

black acrylic 3 mm thickness
speed – 200-250 mm / min, number of repeats – 1-2

5 mm thickness
speed – 200-250 mm / min, number of repeats – 3-4

8 mm thickness
speed – 150-200 mm / min, 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.

 

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

 

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Learn more about the Endurance MakeBlock

The Endurance MakeBlock XY 2.0 cutter and engraver with powerful diode lasers. The Engraving and cutting machine with a big working area.

 

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