The manufacturer Creality offers with the CR Laser Falcon 2 a new combination of engraving machine and laser cutter. What is new is the bundling of four 6W lasers to a total output of 22W at the point of use. Last but not least, this ensures that engraving can be carried out quickly and precisely, up to 25.000 mm per minute. Wood with a thickness of up to 15 mm can also be cut with just one cutting operation. The supporting "Air Assist" function is also integrated, which blows away smoke and dust so that the lens of the laser head remains clean and the cutting edge is even more precise than with previous models.
22 watts of power thanks to FAC technology with four 6 watt laser diodes
Four 6-watt diodes are used to create the powerful laser. These are bundled using FAC technology. FAC stands for Fast-Axis Collimation, i.e. bundling the different light sources aligned parallel to each other onto a single point by means of a converging lens.
Overall, this lens manages to bundle the light from the diodes to a point with a laser power of 22 watts. This allows clean cuts in wood up to 15 mm thick and fast engravings of up to 25.000 mm / min. This ensures that more can be engraved and/or cut in less time. This is particularly worthwhile for jigsaw puzzles or mechanical devices with many parts.
Compared to 10-watt or 20-watt lasers, the Falcon 2 CR Laser can remove more material in one pass, cut deeper, and deliver the same result in fewer passes. If you reduce the number of passes when cutting, the end result is a more precise cut.
New integrated "Air Assist" function
Where previously a dust and smoke removal blower was only available as an additional component, the CR-Laser Falcon 2 now comes standard and is built right into the unit – no need to buy and install accessories.
The connection is also very easy. The Air Assist function and the machine use the same power supply. Not only can it be continuously adjusted manually, but also can automatically adjust the airflow strength through LightBurn software to meet various cutting and engraving needs, which is easier, more convenient and smarter.
In addition, of course, you can also make manual corrections. The strength of the air flow can be continuously adjusted manually to support individual cutting or engraving processes according to your own ideas. By using Air Assist, the edges created on the workpiece become even more precise and fine.
Triple monitoring for more safety when working with lasers
The processing of workpieces with a strong laser must of course take place under certain safety precautions. Modern devices are equipped accordingly and bring their own safety functions with them. The Creality CR-Laser Falcon 2 engraving machine offers three technologies for this.
The airflow monitor can remind the user whether the airflow is sufficient. The built-in lens contamination monitoring system triggers an alarm when the lens is dirty to a certain degree to prevent the lens from being destroyed or producing unclean cuts or engravings.
Flame control is also for safety and fire prevention is very important, especially with 22W lasers. I've already had a burning work piece because I set the cutting speed too low on the wood. Since then, a small fire extinguisher has always been next to my workplace.
Despite all the safety features, the Note: Laser devices should never be left unattended.
Application of the Creality CR Laser Falcon 2
The Creality CR-Laser Falcon 2 engraving and cutting machine can be used for a wide variety of creative projects. When creating puzzles, wooden decorations, mechanical or motorized creations and much more, the device can cut precisely and quickly.
Engraving can be done on a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, leather, tile, glass and metal. From the name tag on the door to the dog tag to furniture, a lot can be designed and embellished. Pictures burned onto wood or lasered into acrylic are also impressive and can be given as gifts on various occasions.
The performance of the CR Laser Falcon 2 means that processing is so fast that engraving and cutting work can also be offered commercially on a small scale.
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