Hey Friends! Santa has come early to Michelle’s Party Plan-It Studio! I have so many new things to share with you and we’re kicking it off with the new WeCreat Vision Laser Engraver and Laser Cutting Machine, so let’s get started!
Disclosure: I received the WeCreat Vision to review and use. As always, the opinions shared here are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, at no additional cost to you.
WeCreat Vision Laser Engraver and Laser Cutting Machine
I have been looking at adding a laser to my studio for quite some time. And when WeCreat reached out to me to try their new Laser Engraver and Cutting machine, I jumped at the chance. I had been researching Diode lasers and was already anticipating their new machine and let me tell you, it is everything I thought it would be!
This is my first laser, so I can’t compare it to another laser in my studio. However, I can give you my first impressions and compare the specifications to other similar lasers on the market.
Let’s go over the specifications:
- 20W Diode Laser
- HD Camera
- Auto Lift
- Auto Focus
- Rotary 1-100 mm
- Max Speen 600 mm
- Built In Air Assist
- FDA Class 1 Certified
- LIghtburn compatibility coming soon!
Auto-Lifting Design with Auto-focus
The World’s first auto-lifting enclosure eliminates the need for a riser base, to work with a wide range of materials. Focal length with laser bed: 0-100mm (3.93″); without laser bed: 0-140mm (5.51″).
Built-in HD Camera
The built-in camera takes the guesswork out of creation. Position your designs precisely and painlessly with our ~1mm high-precision camera.
1 Click Speed & Power Settings
Industry-first QuickView Matrix in the MakeIt Software: Look for the effect you want, then click on it to pick a setting. No wasted time, money, and materials for repeated testing.
Rotary engraving is made easier, faster, and better than ever with full circular (360˚-1080˚) engraving on mugs, tumblers, vases, stainless steel bracelets or rings.
400+ Ways to Create
From natural to synthetic, Vision is designed to cut or engrave over 400 types of materials, including but not limited to wood, leather, colored acrylic, ceramic, slate, denim fabric, stainless steel, and even tree leaves.
Let me start with the setup. When I say it is a breeze, I mean it! The machine came nicely packed with everything you need to get set up in minutes. Setting up the hose for ventilation was super easy, all that was needed was a screwdriver and a small wrench. Adding the air assist was also super simple, just a couple of hoses. And adding the wifi antennae was as simple as a few turns.
The fume extractor wasn’t included with the machine, so I purchased mine separately. I am so happy I did, because my studio is in my living space, and it definitely reduced the smell of smoke. Of course, if you have a window in your workspace, you can vent the hose right out the window for the same effect.
I created a video showing you the setup, my first impressions, and the first two complete projects I completed. Check it out below:
For my first complete project, I wanted to engrave a walnut and marble cutting board with our monogram. All I did was upload the PNG that I found on Canva. I was able to resize and center the design onto the board with the MakeIt software and the built-in camera. It turned out perfect!
I was so impressed that I wanted to try the cutting features on the UV Painted Plywood so I created some stocking name tags in another software program and uploaded them into the MakeIt software. I cut the offset on the red plywood and the names on the white plywood. They turned out beautifully!
As I said in the video, I am truly impressed with how easy it is to create a project from start to finish. This is my first laser and I found it to be easy to figure out, and at no point did I feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the machine, software, or setup.
Overall, I think this is a great laser for beginners and experts alike. The speed and power are perfect for small business users or hobbyists. I look forward to exploring the machine and its capabilities in more depth to share more complex projects.
I hope you find my first impressions useful in your decision-making process for a laser engraver/cutting machine. Be sure to follow me on FB where I will be sharing more projects as I create them!
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