Episode 2-5: Explanation of Lasers


Episode 2-5: Explanation of Lasers

Welcome to Laser Lowdown, the All Things Laser podcast,
with your host Louie Alvarez.

Laser Lowdown, the All Things Laser podcast

Laser Lowdown, the All Things Laser podcast

This podcast is inspired by the many inquiries I get regarding lasers, what are they, what should I be looking for, what is this component vs. this component, what can they laser do, what does power mean, new vs. used and on and on. Here’s my take the topic. 72½ minute podcast in a four (4) part series, each part not more than 20 minutes.

Episode 2, Part 1. (17:58:00)
Manufacturers: CheckMate Lasers, Epilog, ULS, Xenetech, Gravograph, Trotec, Vytek, GCC
Tube Types: CO2, YAG
Power choices: 12 watt to 130 watt
Power upgrade ability: Is it relevant

Episode 3, Part 2. (20:39:00)
Table size: 8.5″ x 11″ to 6′ x 8′
Servo vs. Stepper: What’s the difference
Speed vs. Throughput: What to really look for
Lens availability: 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″, 4″

Episode 4, Part 3. (20:54:00)
DPI vs. PPI: What’s the difference
Speed vs. Power: What should you use
Features of Interest: Auto focus, LED pointer, pass thru, relative home

Episode 5, Part 4. (14:05:00)
Necessary accessories: Exhaust, compressor
New vs. Used: Pros and cons


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