Good day good people of the LaserWeb community!
You’ve helped me many times before and once again I come here seeking a bit of your wisdom.
I currently run an Eleksmaker A3 engraver with a 2500mW 445nm 1.3A diode laser and a controller that looks like the one in the attached image (grbl).
It works fine, but I was looking to upgrade to something that could engrave in shade (variable power output I’m guessing) and if possible also cut at least 4mm plywood.
First off I’d like to know if engraving in shades would even be possible with my current controller or do I need to upgrade that too?
Secondly, I started looking around but as I don’t know much, I am not sure where to buy (saw DTR’s Lasers mentioned a couple of times), which diode to buy and what else alongsidethe diode I need to buy (I’m guessing I need a lens, driver, casing…?) so I am seeking some professional guidance.
Thank you for your continued help with my newbie laser troubles!