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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

K40 Lens Specifcations, Orientation & Cleaning

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Some links that pertain to K40 lenses

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Lens focus, orientation & cleaning:

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Lens Application Vs Focal Length:

From Epilog
From Trotec
From Engravers Network
1.5-inch lens

  • Optional lens for high resolution engraving.
  • Recommended for raster engraving above 600 DPI resolutions.
  • Recommended for small font or fine detail engraving.
  • Produces spot size of 0.003 to 0.0065 inches in diameter.
  • Good cutting lens for thin (less than 1/16 inch) material.
2-inch lens
  • Standard lens on most laser systems.
  • Multipurpose for both engraving and cutting applications.
  • Recommended for raster engraving from 300 DPI to 600 DPI resolutions.
  • Produces spot size of 0.004 to 0.007 inches in diameter.
4-inch lens
  • Produces focused beam over longer vertical distance
  • Specialty lens typically used for engraving within recessed area (bowl or plate).
  • Used for cutting thick materials.

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Maker Don