I started this Business end 2016 to help people with IT Related problems. Since then I also started with Laser Engraving and 3D printing. First of all I purchased a small cheap Laser Engraver at the Gadget Shop and started experimenting. As I saw how it all worked, and have Mechanical engineering as a background, I started building my own Laser Engraver and 3D Printer. I did a lot of research on the electronics and CNC Machining, and then settled for a design, controller board and laser. it took about 5 months to build the Laser Engraver and then upgraded the laser from a 1 watt to a 15 watt blue laser. Currently I am running the IT Business but on the side running a laser engraving business, It gives me such satisfaction to see people enjoying the laser engraved gifts that I made for them, and to be able to help people with IT related problems.
In house at this moment no, but we have access to another machine that can cut wood, Plastics and perspex.
Once demand for laser cutting picks up, we will invest in a machine that can do cutting as well as engraving.
Yes it is absolutely possible to build your own machine, The design and cost depends on what your purposes for the machine are.
If you are the do it yourself type of person, it is a very interesting project to do.
Talk to us for a step by step course on how to build your own laser engraver.