Laser cutting metal is nothing new, but recently it’s becoming more and more accessible to the

Laser cutting metal is nothing new, but recently it’s becoming more and more accessible to the average hobbyist. Follow these simple guidelines to design your first laser cut metal part! In short, a laser is a focused beam of light, concentrating a lot of energy on a very small area. When this happens, material in front of a laser will burn, melt, or vaporize, making a hole. Add some CNC to that, and you get a machine that can cut or engrave very intricate parts made of wood, plastic, rubber, metal, foam, or other materials. Every material has its limitations and benefits when comes to a laser cutting. For instance, you may think that a laser can cut through anything, but that’s simply not the case. Not every material is suitable for laser cutting. That’s because every material requires a particular amount of energy to be cut. For example, the energy needed to cut through paper is a lot less than the energy needed for a 20-mm thick steel plate. Keep this in mind when buying a laser or ordering through a laser cutting service. Always check the laser’s power or at least what materials it can cut. As a reference, a 40-W laser can cut through paper, cardboard, foam, and thin p...

HP Launches ‘World’s First Laser Tank’ Printers in India Starting Rs. 15,846

To enable small and medium businesses (SMBs) save critical time and cost of business operation, PC and printer major HP on Wednesday introduced world’s first and high-capacity “HP Neverstop Laser” printers in the Indian market. HP Neverstop Laser Printers will be available across HP World Stores, Large Format Retail Outlets, Multi-Brand Outlets, HP Online Store, and e-commerce platforms. HP Neverstop Laser 1000 series is available from Rs. 15,846 (non-wireless) and Rs. 17,236 (wireless) while Neverstop Laser MFP 1200 series would cost Rs. 22,057 (non-wireless) and Rs. 23,460 (wireless). With the advantage of replacing the toner in 15 seconds and reducing common printing interruptions through innovations and digital integration, HP Neverstop Laser printers give businesses a competitive edge, said the company. “With breakthrough innovations like Laser Tank, we are helping businesses enjoy high-quality laser printing at an affordable rate and run their print-based workflows without interruption,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP India. “Now, a larger number of customers can affordably take advantage of HP’s market leading laser pr...