Laser engravers rely on specialized software to control the laser and produce the desired engraving. The software allows the user to set parameters such as laser power, speed, and pattern to engrave the design into the material.
Common software for laser engraving machines
CAD software: CAD software is used to create digital designs that can be laser engraved. Popular laser engraving options include CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, and Inkscape. These tools allow users to create vector graphics, text, and images. The design is then imported into the laser engraving software and etched into the material.
Laser Engraving Software: Dedicated laser engraving software tools provide an interface to control laser parameters and the etching process. They allow you to set the power, speed, number of passes, and focal length of the laser. Lunyee laser engraving machines support the use of software such as LightBurn, LaserGRBL, etc. One of them, LightBurn, is a software program designed for laser engraving and cutting. It has a range of features that make it ideal for laser engraving, including the ability to handle different file types, support for multiple layers, and powerful color management tools. LightBurn also has a range of advanced features, such as the ability to control laser power and speed, for creating highly accurate designs. LaserGRBL is an open source software program for controlling laser engravers. It supports the G-code programming language and provides users with advanced features, such as homing and limit switches. It has a user-friendly interface for beginners and experienced users.
Specialized design, engraving, and control software are essential to driving an efficient laser engraving system.