- What is the Beambox Compact?
The FLUX Beambox Compact is the smartest desktop laser cutter & engraver made for your ideas. Equipped with the powerful CO2 laser, the Beambox Compact can cut and engrave on organic materials and even engrave on select metals. With its revolutionary design and intuitive user interface, you’re just steps away from the fun of making amazing things.
- What is the difference between the Beambox Compact and Beambox Pro?
The biggest difference is the laser. The Beambox Compact uses a 40-watt laser and can cut up to 10mm, while the Beambox Pro uses a 50-watt laser and cuts up to 12mm. The work area of the Beambox Pro is also 50% larger.
- Is the Beambox Compact difficult to set-up?
No! The Beambox Compact comes with everything you need to get started. Just pull your machine out of the box, plug it in, and run a couple of checks to make sure nothing wiggled out of alignment in shipping. You will be making things in no time!
- Is it hard to cut out fun designs?
Not at all. The Beambox Compact uses Beam Studio to control your laser cutter. It is compatible with all kinds of file types, such as JPG, PNG, SVG, DXF, AI and PDF. You can even drag photos into Beam Studio and cut them out almost instantly!
- I’m new to all this, what if I have some questions?
You can easily find answers to the most common questions here at the FLUX Help Center, which is updated regularly. For questions you can’t find the answers to or any trouble you may have with you laser cutter, Ultimate 3D Printing Store runs comprehensive FLUX support to help answer all of your questions. Just put in a ticket using the purple chat icon below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
- What is the warranty?
FLUX provides a 12 month warranty for the Beambox Compact, and 3 month warranty for the laser tube. If you’ve encountered an issue, please contact our technical staff, and our staff will determine the suitable fix. Parts and tutorials will be provided if needed, shipping will be charged.
- Work Area 400 mm x 375mm
- 40 Watt CO2 Long life tube
- WiFi – Ethernet – Direct Network
- HD Camera for easy alignment
- Machine Dimensions 31.49 x 26.38 x 9.84 in (800 x 670 x 250 mm)
- Supports the following file types SVG / PNG / JPG / DXF / PDF / AI
- What’s the wattage of the laser tube?
The Beambox Compact is equipped with a CO2 laser tube operating at 10,640nm, averaging 40W output.
- What materials can Beambox cut and engrave?
The Beambox Compact can cut and engrave on wood, leather, cardboard, acrylic, rubber, foods and more, the maximum cutting thickness is 10mm (varies by materials).
- Is it possible to cut deeper than the maximum cutting thickness stated in the specs?
In fact, you can. The maximum cutting thickness stated in the specs are referred to a single cut with an average speed. If you slow down the speed or re-do the cut, you can cut deeper. For example, the maximum cutting thickness for acrylic is 5mm, you can cut 10mm or deeper if you slow down the speed or re-cut several times.
- Does the camera cover the complete work area?
Almost, the camera misses the upper margin by 1cm. Please see the specs for the dimensions.
- What safety precautions should I take?
The Beambox Compact is designed with various safety measures, such as smart lid detection and emergency power switch. Nevertheless, it is required that you never leave Beambox unattended while operating.
- Can the Beambox Compact cut metal?
The power levels are not enough to cut metal, but it can etch on anodized aluminum and stainless steel with the use of a specialized coating like Brilliance Laser Inks.
- How do I vent the machine?
The Beambox Compact is equipped with an air pump and a powerful exhaust. The air pump prevents the material from catching fire while the exhaust extracts smoke and fumes. Simply vent this directly outside with the included air hose. If you cannot vent directly outside, you can use a fume exctractor such as the Beam Air : The Universal Laser Cutter Fume Extractor
- What is the size of the work area?
The work area is 15.7″ x 14.7″ x 3.1″ (40 x 37.5 x 8 cm) There’s a honeycomb structure tray for materials that are up to 3 cm (1.18″) thick. The tray can be adjusted manually or removed to accommodate materials up to 8 cm (3.15″) thick.
- Where should I put my Beambox Compact?
The laser creates smoke and fumes when operating, we advise you pick a well-ventilated location and use the included exhaust hose for outdoor venting or use the Beam Air to filter the exhaust.
- What maintenance procedures are there?
To ensure the quality of the laser engraving or cutting, you should check and clean the lenses and mirrors regularly. Usually once every week, but it depends on your usage and frequency. Lubricate the rails and check the water level of the cooling tank regularly.
- Are there any consumables?
For general usage, the laser tube lasts 6 months to 1 year, The lenses and mirrors lasts 1 year or more under regular maintenance. If replacement is necessary, you can refer to our tutorial to change the parts on your own.