I can’t overstate the importance of “compactness” when it comes to machine/tool design and manufacturing. Most mainstream 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines focus on usability and price to make their machines more accessible to hobbyists, but they don’t always pay as much attention to making their machines as compact as possible. . Meet Optic, an incredibly smart laser cutter/engraver that uses a unique folding design to shrink down to the size of a rolled up yoga mat. Designed to make professional-grade laser cutting and engraving truly accessible to anyone and everyone, Optic sports a brilliant folding design with its own built-in fume filtration system and the ability to work on an infinite surface, so you could potentially create works of art as small as a penny or as big as a penthouse.
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One of Optic’s most notable innovations is its folding design. Reminiscent of a filmmaker’s marker slate (you know, the thing they use when the director shouts “Action”), Optic takes up the space of a long linear cuboid when folded, but pops open into an L-shaped device when you need to use it. The L-shaped design ends up defining the X and Y axes of the laser cutter, and Optic also comes with its own foldable laser-resistant work mat to keep your objects on while you engrave/engrave/cut them. The mat, smartly enough, comes with an engraved grid on it, making it easy to measure, space and align your work, and if you ever need to work on an item larger than the mat itself , the mat plugs in directly, allowing you to place the L-shaped laser module on any external surface.
Optic sports a smooth, machined aluminum outer body with its own integrated protective tinted clear cover. Under the hood is the device’s powerful dual diode laser module capable of producing a single 15W beam, powerful enough to work on a wide variety of materials including paper, wood, cork, glass , marble, stone, concrete and fabric products as well as specific metals, plastics and foams. Since working with lasers can lead to fumes caused by burning materials, Optic comes with its own exhaust and filtration system – a unique feature for consumer laser cutters/engravers. The L-shaped design again proves useful, as one of the linear arms of the device helps channel the airflow from the laser diode to the other end, where the air passes through a replaceable HEPA filter, keeping your workspace clean and smoke-free.
Designed with a truly limitless approach, Optic sports a portable design, with a USB-C input that lets you run the device on your Windows, Mac or Linux laptop or desktop. The laser cutter supports a multitude of software and input formats, and comes with “LightBurn”, a well-known desktop laser cutting software that even lets you engrave larger-than-life artwork. Lightburn helps to divide your artwork into smaller “tiles”, allowing you to burn your artwork piece by piece seamlessly without any hassle. For objects that are thicker than the standard clearance, Optic’s optional work envelope extension kit allows you to process objects up to a few inches thick.
Designed for professional as well as personal/hobby use, Optic’s unique design packs a punch without the massive space requirements of a larger industrial machine. When folded, the entire machine measures just 2 feet long, 4 inches wide, and 6 inches high, allowing you to store it easily when not in use. Each optic comes complete with filter cartridge, washable/reusable pre-filter, power cable (USB-C 100W), laser safety goggles, cleaning and maintenance kit, included LightBurn software and warranty one year on the product. . If you’re looking to upgrade your manufacturing arsenal (or just set up your own prototype/hobby lab in your bedroom), you can pick up an Optic Handheld Laser Cutter for a discounted price of $1,995 using the link below.
Click here to buy now: $1995
$2995 (33% reduction). Hurry up, only 5/73 left! Over $660,000 raised.