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How to maintain your laser engravers?


What's the essential of making a perfect handcrafted wood piece? A fine engraving or clean-cut. To guarantee this, you need to clean your laser module and machine structure parts as a routine, if you think this really gives you the hump, please at least set a reminder every 3 weeks at a time if you use the machine not really often. The reason why we mention that maintaining your laser engraver is important is not only to consider your creative work completeness but also the side of cost-effectiveness. Cost you a new laser engraver or save this budget to invest in your other habits? It's your choice. Maintaining your laser machine is neither difficult nor time-consuming. We truly suggest you just take clean after using as something handy to do.
General laser engraving machine maintenance
The most common maintenance tasks are cleaning laser cutter lenses and mirrors. You should do this every day (or after about eight hours of use). A lot of dust and debris from cutting can be deposited on this part, and without proper cleaning, you could risk the laser cutter not working properly or permanent damage to the lens and mirror.
Some laser engravers have filters, charcoal, and dust collectors. After a week of use, you will need to replace any pre-filters and clean the laser engraver's dust collector. You'll know it's time for maintenance when you see smoke coming from the laser cabin, notice flames or sparks during cutting, smell more than usual, or see a dirty filter. If your laser cutter has charcoal to help deal with the fumes from the cutting process, especially plastic, then you will need to replace the charcoal every six to twelve months. 
  • Clean Laser Module 

You need a clean cotton cloth and a bottle of alcohol, wipe the filter components, and laser nozzle clean and carefully, clean all of the dust off. The fan is also needed to be lightly cleaned. When you finish, assemble your laser module back together then fix it back to the machine's X-axis.

  • Maintain accessories: Honeycomb Panel
The honeycomb panel of a laser engraving machine is a very important component that needs to be regularly cleaned and maintained to ensure the normal operation of the machine. The following are the steps for cleaning these components:

1. Remove the honeycomb panel from the laser engraver machine.

2. Use compressed air to blow the surface of the honeycomb panel to remove any dust or debris.

3. Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the surface of the honeycomb panel. Be careful not to use a brush that is too hard or worn, as this could scratch the honeycomb panel.

4. If there are stubborn stains on the surface of the honeycomb panel, you can use a mixture of neutral cleaner and water to gently wipe the surface. Be careful not to use too much water or liquid, as this could affect the performance of the honeycomb panel.

5. After the honeycomb panel is dry, use compressed air again to blow the surface to ensure that it is clean and free of dust.

When cleaning, be sure to pay attention to safety and avoid using chemical cleaners or excessive force that could damage the honeycomb panel.
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