Does adding more air through the blower nozzle of a CO2 100W produce better cutting and engaving results?

I have a Laser Max CO2 100W laser machine. Do I need more air to produce finer engraving and cutting results or upgrade the air blower nozzle?

There are two basic uses for air… the material and what you are trying to accomplish determines what you use…

In simple terms, use low air pressure for engraving, to protect the lens from debris… this has little effect on most engraving situations.

When you wish to cut something like MDF, I run 60lbs and it makes nice clean cuts… However, this doesn’t work too well with acrylic and a low pressure seems to work better for cut operations…

Can’t be much more specific…


If you want more details, then you need a shorter lens that makes a smaller spot…

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Thanks Jack.

I use a 2 inch lens and mostly engraver/ cut laminate plastic (1/16") for labelling purposes. Does the age of the material affect results?

If the material physically changes from age, yes…

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