Tutorials and usage

Practice examples and useful information for setting up files for Mr Beam. Difference between various file format and types of graphics. Tutorials with tips and tricks, and beautiful laser projects. A treasure for beginners, but also includes secret gems for advanced users.

Focusing the laser head
Why do I need to focus the laser head? To achieve the best results with your Mr Beam, the distance between the lower edge of the laser head and the upper...
Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 at 10:19 AM
Set up a file for lasercutting and engraving
This article guide you through the set-up of a file for lasercutting and engraving with Mr Beam. We will look into following topics: 1. Colour-handling ...
Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 at 9:53 AM
Vector vs. raster: how to choose the right file format?
What is the difference between vector and raster graphic, and when to use which file format for laser cutting? Raster graphics are made of numerous tiles,...
Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 at 10:57 AM
What kind of files can Mr Beam process?
Mr Beam can process SVG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PCX and DXF. Pixel based graphics (JPG, PNG, BMP, PCX) can be engraved but not cut.  Vector graphics (SVG...
Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 at 12:30 PM
How-to: cut out or engrave lettering
It is very rewarding to use a laser-cutter for text, as lettering usually requires high precision and attention to detail is crucial. In this tutorial we ...
Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 at 10:40 AM
How-To: Make a stamp
In this tutorial we will show you how to create your own stamps with your Mr Beam. If you are looking for a suitable stamp rubber, we have got an ecologic...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 10:06 AM
How-To: position your workpiece accurately to the millimeter
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to position your laser file precisely on the Mr Beam working area, if you need alignment which is accurate t...
Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 at 2:08 PM
How-To: engrave a photograph
In this tutorial we will show you how to optimize a photograph for engraving with a picture editing program, and which laser parameters to pay attention t...
Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 at 10:12 AM
How-To: Engrave a Mirror
With your Mr Beam you can engrave the backside of a mirror! In this tutorial we will show you how to set up your picture file, before starting with eng...
Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Can Mr Beam engrave or cut rounded or curved objects?
Up to a certain hight curving itself is not a big problem. When cutting or engraving, the laser tolerates the difference in height approx. up to 3-4 mm. If ...
Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 at 1:36 PM