A Deep Dive Into FLUX beamo and Beam Studio | 3D Engraving Tips

Want to create an exquisite fine-tuned artwork with a laser cutter?

But don’t know how to start?

No worries!

There are several easy tips to learn and implement on your creations provided by one of our amazing users – Declan Cheng.

 

 

He magically turned a piece of normal wood pallet into a masterpiece of Malaysia Petronas Twin Tower.

In the video, he describes how to operate Beam Studio in detail and use FLUX beamo to maximum advantage.

It’s great for every user of FLUX laser cutter, even the beginners, to learn the tips and create your own artworks.

Discover the unknown mysterious tips hidden in Beam Studio and create a more fine-tuned masterpiece on your own!

After watching the video, it will greatly help refine your artwork into 3D engraving creation.

 

Go check out Declan Cheng’s YouTube channel to find out more laser engraving and cutting tips in the video.

 

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Happy Lunar New Year | DIY Paper Cutting of Window Decoration

Have you ever thought that New Year’s elements can be combined with laser engraving?

2020 is coming. Are you ready to get rid of the old stuff?

To celebrate 2020 Lunar New Year, FLUX has created four exquisite, high-quality window paper cuttings for FLUXers to refresh the house decoration.

This year, let’s make it happen!

 

Material: Red Linen Paper

Thickness: 0.15mm

There are four types of paper cutting decorations, each of which has its unique meaning for Lunar New Year.
1. spring

Celebrate the spring is coming!

Laser-cutting time: 10~15 minute

2. happiness

Best wishes for 2020!

Laser-cutting time: 20~25 minute

3. blessing

A good blessing for the family in 2020!

Laser-cutting time: 10~15 minute

4. fortune

Look forward to a big fortune in 2020!

Laser-cutting time: 10~15 minute

Useful Tips For “Vectorize” Laser Carving

You can select the “Vectorize” function in Beam Studio to modify the carving paths, and it will greatly reduce the engraving time.

Follow these three simple tips and start carving:
  1. Place the file to the working area and click the image
  2. Click “Edit”-> “Image”-> “Vectorize” in the upper left corner of the software
  3. Turn off the button of “Infill” 

 

It is easy to make a paper cutting of window decoration with FLUX laser cutter and Beam Studio. 

Take advantage of the New Year holidays to refresh your house!

 

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How To Make Your Own Gift Box In 5 Simple Steps

It’s time to customize a gift box using your FLUX laser cutter. Don’t know how to design a 3D box?

Don’t worry – with Beam Studio and free online resources, you can make your own gift box in 5 easy steps.

The idea is simple: you’ll design the box by selecting preset options, import the file to Beam Studio, and your FLUX laser cutter will help you create a box that’s uniquely yours.

STEP 1:Go to Makercase.

Link:https://www.makercase.com/

You can use the “select language” list to set your language preferences.

STEP 2:Select the design you like. 

In this tutorial, we picked the basic box option.

  1.   Units setting:Choose inch or millimeter (mm)
  2. Set the length, width, and height.
  3.   Measure the thickness of the material you will be using and fill in the value.
  4.   Select with or without the lid.
  5.   Select the type of edge joints.
  6.   Set the finger size.

STEP 3:Download and import the file.

  1.   Click “Download Box Plans”, adjust the settings and download the file. (Both SVG and DXF file works in Beam Studio)
  2. Open Beam studio and import the file.

STEP 4:Start printing!

  1.   Place the material in your FLUX laser cutter (beamoBeambox or Beambox Pro)
  2.   Use the focus bar to set the focus. If you’re not sure how, please visit our Support Center 
  3.   Use Camera Preview to make sure the design is aligned. 
  4. Set the parameters and click “GO”, your personalized box is just minutes away!

STEP 5: Put it together

Turn the collection of box pieces into an actual gift box by putting the pieces together.

LOOKING FOR MORE IDEAS?

We invite FLUXers to join our Facebook community and share your creations online with us! You will also find inspiration from other members.

Beam Studio 1.1.7

Fix:
1. Fixed Network testing sticking bug in windows.
2. Fixed bugs when cropping downsampled image.
3. Fixed bugs when disassemble resized imported svg.

Added:
1. New Line when Text Editing: When Preferences > Text To Path > Optimization is on, Press Shift key + Enter key to change line.

Laser Engraving Wood Crafts | 3 Ways To Prevent Burn Marks

     When using a CO2 laser engraver/cutter to work on wood, smoke or burn marks may appear on the edges. Though the stains are difficult to avoid, they are not completely unavoidable. Here are 3 ways to prevent the edges of the wood from getting stained. 

     1.Cover the wood surface with masking tape

     Before you start engraving on wood, cover the working area with masking tape. The masking tape will prevent the edges of the engraving from getting stained and will not leave any residue behind. This is a common method not only because the tape is cheap and at hand, but also because masking tape can be easily removed, leaving no trace on your creations. Give it a try next time when working on wood materials. 

 

While the upper wood engraving is covered by masking tape, the lower one is not, causing obvious burn marks on the one without masking tape. 

     2. Adjust the focus of the laser to an optimal distance

    An optimal distance of laser focus will keep the burn marks at bay while still allowing for fine results. There is no worry about how to adjust an optimal distance of laser focus for varied types of wood materials. Try out different focus settings to see what works best. With the built-in autofocus system in FLUX beamo, you can easily find the right focus without the hassle. After the adjusted focus, you will find your works clearer and better.

     3. Testing various types of wood in advance

     Different kinds of wood have different optimal working speed and power. Certain types of wood get burned easily, this usually has more to do with the glue binders embedded in the material rather than the original property of the wood. The glue binders cause more smoke and burn stains when being laser processed. It is advised to test the speed and power in advance to reduce burn marks on wood crafts. The Material Testing Suite in Beam Studio that comes with different working speed and power combinations enables users to test out the parameters on the material, so you can determine the combination that best suits your needs.

When working on wood next time, give these tips a try and make your creations better!

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Craftsmanship Diary | Sustainable Fashion Creation

Craftsmanship Diary invites Majyo Majyo to join us today.

Majyo Majyo, a fashion accessory store, specializes in using digital wastes into their creations and making their designs one of a kind.

Amelie Teoh, the founder of Majyo Majyo, is a Malaysian designer based in Taipei. The idea of Majyo Majyo started when she was suffering from depression. She shut the world out and had conversations with her inner self about the future and the environment. 

 

The TIKTOK earring collection is one of the most popular creations of Majyo Majyo. Electronic scrap components were turned into fashionable accessories by adding laser cutting techniques into the creation process.

Combining these interesting reflections, she launched a new accessory line using discarded electronic parts and environmentally-friendly UV glue. The latest collection, Sweet Version, wrapped electronic parts in a lollipop-shaped pin. The collection calls for awareness of the growing amount of waste. 

To raise environmental awareness, Majyo Majyo’s creations are made of materials that are not normally seen in accessories. The designs are made possible after numerous tests and experiments. 

In addition to the collection that combines electronic scrap components with laser cutting techniques, Majyo Majyo also offers a collection of accessories made with Lotos, a Taiwanese-developed environmentally-friendly cement made from reservoir silt.

The display stands Majyo Majyo use to exhibit the accessories are made with FLUX Beambox.

Amelie believes that environmental protection can be fashionable. By using waste materials to create stylish accessories, Majyo Majyo hopes to bring people’s attention to the environment and sustainable fashion.

 

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