Probably the most common question we hear is how will PiBurn work with my laser machine?
There’s not a single rotary attachment on the market that can guarantee you that it will work any laser engraver out there. Most Laser machine manufacturers will offer an attachment that works ONLY with their machine. The goal of PiBurn is to be compatible with as many machines as possible.
While we could not possible have access to every single laser engraver in the world we can say with confidence that it will work with most Ruida controller based machines. PiBurn has been tested with Boss Laser machines as well as so called “50 Watt Chinese Laser” array of machines. So, if you have a Boss Laser or something like the SH-G350 or “Red Sail” lasers, you are all set!
For everyone else, we are willing to work with you on identifying and customizing PiBurn rotary attachment to work with your laser engraver.
Available space inside your laser machine is something to keep in mind. If PiBurn cannot physically fit, it will obviously not work for you. Please make sure you have enough clearance between bottom of your bed and focal point of your laser. You will need about 4 inches plus diameter of your desired object like cup or tumbler.
Most important is that you need to know what kind of stepper motor is supported by your stepper driver, so we can ship you the correct one. It’s either a 2-phase or a 3-phase stepper. Boss Lasers for example use 3-phase steppers, and cheaper Chinese lasers use 2-phase. Please visit this guide that will help you to identify which motor your machine has.
A manual and user configuration guide will be provided as well. It will explain everything you need to know and how to setup PiBurn with your laser (i.e. things like circle pulses, diameter, etc.) as well as guide with useful settings for various engraving materials.
Still feeling have questions? Don’t worry, we’re here to support you and answer any questions.