Introducing the First Fourth Generation LED Laser Engraver: Roly Automation Lasermatic10
What constitutes a Fourth Generation machine?
- Everything is included in the box!
- Industrial mechanical construction with little or no assembly required.
- Improved safety with a full enclosure that does not let the raw laser light out.
- Full cable management.
- Maintain the small spot size for more precision
- Interior lighting to help with setup and observing the system in operation.
- Built-in camera for use with Lightburn.
- Exhaust fan built into the machine
- Rotary system included
- Well-documented setup and operating instruction in the native language of the country being delivered to.
- Technical support directly from the manufacturer.
There may need to be more than the small exhaust fans in these machines to overcome the stack effect in a house when trying to exhaust from a basement location.
A powered Z-axis system for autofocus would be interesting.
A little air from a variable air assist keeps the laser lens clean when engraving. I manually manage the engraving and cut passes to adjust the air pressure selectively. Developing this would require some work on the Lightburn side.
Introducing the Roly Lasermatic-0
I have watched YouTube videos from several channels that received early releases of the Lasermatic-10. I admit I did not get it immediately; I thought just another 10Watt laser. BUT,...
This is the first LED laser system on the market that is complete. Nothing is missing, Nothing! The body of this machine is industrial/commercial construction. This is an entire system for laser engraving. The machine's plexiglass cover protects the eyes of the operator and others that might be in the room. All of the essential tools are included.
The fan in the rear of the enclosure seems strong enough for most needs. The dual lights inside the top cover are very even and provide excellent visibility through the cover and for the internal camera. The camera on the cover for Lightburn is a welcome addition and completes the protective cover like a candle on your birthday cake!
When I removed the honeycomb bed from the shipping box, I was delighted with its weight and rigidity. Another surprise is the construction and precision of the roller attachment. But the icing on that cake is the design of the base with the pins to align the roller to the machine, along with the spring-loaded roller adjustment screw pins for setting the diameter of the item to be engraved. Oh, and the preloaded settings in Lightburn for each roller size setting are excellent!
The only niggle I have with the roller attachment is the connection cable, and connectors are not designed for repeated use. Take a little care, and all will be well.
I have assembled a less than 2 min video demonstrating my unboxing, assembly and setup!
The computer is connected to the laser and the camera and Lightburn work. I will do the final camera alignment and some testing next! I have two projects for my grandkids and a gift for one of my customers, time to get CUTTING.
With this machine, I have the confidence and the tool to start some small-scale production part-time.