Based on the firm’s previously launched laser engraving module for use with the Ender-3 S1, the new and improved CR-Laser Falcon offers a work area measuring 400 x 415mm, a laser precision of 0.1mm, and engraving speeds of up to 10,000mm/min.
Creality has aimed its laser engraving system at prosumers and DIY enthusiasts, although at $349 it’s accessible to just about anyone looking to address their custom laser engraving and cutting needs.
Desktop 3D printing with Creality
Based in Shenzhen, China’s very own tech hub, Creality has spent the past eight years establishing itself as a key player in the desktop 3D printing market. Although it dabbles in laser engraving and 3D scanning technologies, the backbone of the firm’s business is its portfolio of FFF machines, including the CR-6 SE, CR-30, and Ender-7.
The CR-Laser Falcon
Defined by its robustness, the CR-Laser Falcon features a modular (but easy to assemble) aluminum frame, silicone footpads, and an 8mm steel rail to guarantee smooth and precise movements. It comes complete with a built-in leveler to ensure flat surfaces at all times, as well as an LED to indicate machine status. With a focus on usability, all of the system’s operations are carried out with just one button on the front.
The CR-Laser Falcon features what Creality refers to as ‘poly-lens spot compression laser technology’, which enables a tiny spot size of just 0.12 x 0.06mm and speed improvements of six times when compared to the company’s old laser engraving module. The machine can engrave at depths of up to 3mm and cut through materials up to 5mm thick.
Creality has also implemented a dedicated laser focusing system designed to ensure clean edges at all times. To use the system, all that’s required is to slide down the ‘facilitator’ located on the laser tool, which will auto-focus the laser and calibrate the build.
For ease of use, the CR-Laser Falcon also comes equipped with a preview function for lining up the laser lines before a job is commenced. It uses a blue light housed in the laser toolhead to indicate where the engravings will be, allowing users to confirm the work surface before pressing play. The same can be done for batch engraving builds with multiple parts, such as adding a logo to ten different surfaces at once.
On the safety front, the toolhead has its own Class 1 laser cover that reportedly filters out 90% of UV light. The device also houses a fan with a washable cotton filter for absorbing smoke and dust, making indoor operation safe and comfortable.
The CR-Laser Falcon comes with a long list of engraving material capabilities, including paper, leather, fabrics, wood, acrylic, polymers, and even metallic surfaces.
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the Creality CR-Laser Falcon, the system is available now for $349. Creality has launched its new global website where users can upload their engraving projects to the Creality Cloud. The system is also available on Amazon from the Creality 3D Store, as well as the Amazon INLAND Store.
|Engraving area||400 x 415mm|
|Engraving depth||0 – 3mm|
|Cutting thickness||0 – 5mm|
|Engraving speed||Up to 10,000mm/min|
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Featured image shows the CR-Laser Falcon engraver and cutter. Photo via Creality.