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.

 

For more details about Beambox, please click the link.

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Beam Studio 1.1.5

Fix:
1. Fixed problem when import sag by layer, some element won’t be cut.
2. Fixed problem that could not find some machine when exporting.
3. Fixed object panel blocking problems.
Added: 
1 . Added object panel for group, multi select.
2. Added top menu click feedback.
3. Added element sensor area.
4. Added titlebar > Edit > Path > Decompose Discrete Path: Decompose path to multi pathes.

Craftsmanship Diary | DIY personalized loft-style light stand

Craftsmanship Diary invites Mr. Wong, the owner of MK Design, to join us today.

MK Design, located in a nearby alley next to Taipei, is a design studio specializing in loft-style works. In addition to their handmade product collection, MK Design also holds workshops on handmade lamps, which are very popular among consumers and corporate team buildings. To promote the spirit of craftsmanship, the owner, Mr. Wong, and his father designed and decorated the studio all by themselves, including the furniture, lighting, and even the signboard. For them, the studio itself is the best introduction of what MK Design stands for. 

The interior design is full of loft-style decorations.

It all began when Mr. Wong was a graphic designer and the loft-style trend was beginning to gain popularity internationally. He decided to start a business related to loft-style designs with his father and brothers due to a deep passion for handmade crafts. In the beginning, Mr. Wong only sold materials online. Later on, he opened a physical store to accommodate customer needs. The “MK” stands for makers, during the interview, it is not hard to tell Mr. Wong’s passion and enthusiasm for craftsmanship.

The lamp resembles Mr.Wong’s idea of sharing the warmth of handmade works.

To satisfy the growing demand for personalized products, Mr. Wong added laser engraving to their workshops. He decided to use Beambox, a desktop laser engraver and cutter, because “its intuitive software allows users to easily access all features of Beambox, the multi-computer control and high compatibility of file formats enable our customers to make personalized items in a fast and simple way.” 

Customers can make personalized lamps with customized parts and letters.

Mr. Wong believes that craftsmanship stands for the pursuit of perfect craftworks and unwavering handmade quality. With Beambox added to their production process, Mr. Wong and MK Design can create artworks in a faster and simpler way without compromising the idea of true craftsmanship.

Products of MK Design showcase many laser engraving ideas. 

For more details about Beambox, please click the link.

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Craft your Christmas Gift with beamo, DIY Christmas gifts in simple Steps

Jingle bells ring!

This holiday season, why not make your own gifts! With beamo, you can make unique Christmas gifts in a few simple steps for your family and friends.

Ingredient You Need:

Following Steps:

Step one: select the image you want to engrave on the gift

Step two: make sure beamo and Beam Studio are connected

While using Beam Studio, push the camera icon to connect to beamo’s WiFi.

Make sure beamo and Beam Studio using the same WiFi network.

Step three: place the image at the right position by using built-in camera in beamo

Once the beamo and Beam Studio connected, you can use the camera to view your working area.

By adjusting the image on Beam Studio, you can easily place the image at the right position of the item.

Step four: select the speed and power to craft your gift

There is a panel that you can choose a suitable speed and power based on different materials.

Step five: push START and your gift will be done

 

 

 

Beam Studio 1.1.3

Fixed
1. Fixed bug when converting text to path.
2. Fixed speed warning not showing problem when exporting rectangle, polygon.
3. Fixed [object object] error when camera calibrating.
4. Fixed style not applying problem when importing svg by no layer.
5. Fixed problem that Titlebar > View Borderless Mode would be turn off after restarting Beam Studio.
6. Fixed problem when scaling rotated elements in group, rotation information would miss.
7. Fixed scaling number in camera calibration are not displayed correctly.
8. Fixed problem would cut contour when engraving filled objects.
 
Changed
1. After borderless mode camera calibration, turn on Titlebar > View > Borderless Mode automatically
2. Changed step number when camera calibrating.