Elegoo’s Phecda Laser Engraver & Cutter launched on Kickstarter starting at $239.99
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The Elegoo Phecda is the newest laser cutter and engraver around, it’s a powerful multipurpose machine that’s a great fit in any workshop.
If you’re a laser engraving and laser cutting enthusiast, then you’ll be interested in the PHECDA by Elegoo, a large-sized laser engraver & cutter designed for all your needs(10W & 20W laser starts at $239.99 & $399.99 for the Early Bird offer respectively), up to 60% less than similar configurations on the market.
In addition, customers can also purchase filter cartridge, rotary attachment, honeycomb working panel and air assist as additional extras.
In this article we’ll look at why the Elegoo Phecda is such an exciting Kickstarter campaign to back, and why it’s worth checking out. Including specs and the top reasons why it’s worth any enthusiast’s attention, be they beginners or seasoned pros.
The Kickstarter campaign for the Phecda laser engraver & cutter launches at 14:00 UTC on April 8th, you can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.
Top Advantages of the Elegoo Phecda
If the large engraving area and high-power laser options weren’t enough to convince you that the Elegoo Phecda is a quality laser cutter and engraver, then we’ll take a look at some of the best reasons to add it to your cart if you’re in the market for a new machine.
While you may know of Elegoo for their 3D printers, now Elegoo are branching out into laser engravers, and using their manufacturing knowledge to create well-built and sturdy laser machines.
|Engraving Area Size||400x400mm|
|Engraving Speed||X axis: 25000mm/min |
Y axis: 18000mm/min
|Engraving Depth||Up to 8mm for the 10W version, and up to 14mm for the 20W version|
|Power||10 or 20W|
|OS Compatibility||Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android|
|Engraving Materials||Stainless steel, Aluminum alloy, Wood, Ceramic, Kraft paper, Rubber, Leather, Acrylic (except light colored acrylic), Bamboo, Bone, Stone, Paper, Tile|
|Cutting Materials||Wood, Kraft paper, Leather, Bamboo, Paper|
At only $239.99 for the 10W laser, and $399.99 for the 20W, it’s one of the most affordable dual-use machines on the market. Elegoo has been at the forefront of affordable 3D printers for a while now, and the Phecda continues this run in laser engravers.
For a laser cutter and engraver of this size and power, these prices are bargains, especially given the extra safety features and approachable user interface.
The value for money is easy to see even before taking into account that both tax and shipping are free, meaning you’ll only pay the listed price without worrying about hidden costs.
The reason Elegoo has lowered the market price so much is to influence newcomers to laser cutting and engraving. If you’re a beginner, you’re likely wanting to avoid spending too much money on something you’re not confident in yet. But this is where the Phecda comes in.
By making their machines as affordable as they are useful, Elegoo opens the door to anyone who wants a high-quality, easy-to-use laser cutter and engraver that won’t break the bank or give anyone any trouble using, regardless of experience.
Speaking of ease-of-use, the Elegoo Phecda is a machine designed to be not only impressive to experienced laser engraver and cutter users, but also approachable for beginners who are looking to dip their toe into the world of cutting and engraving various materials.
Its user interface is simple. Using WiFi connectivity compatible with most devices and operating systems, programming the cutting and engraving of original or pre-existing shapes, patterns, and images is a breeze for even the most inexperienced users.
Using CAD software, or the Phecda’s built-in laser engraving software, you can adjust the depth of the cut and the number of necessary passes with ease. The settings are clearly laid out, and anyone can cut and engrave a wide variety of materials with confidence.
In both 3D printing and laser engraving, air quality is a constant concern. Emissions from melted plastics and other materials, not to mention the machine itself, can be dangerous if not used in well-ventilated rooms and workspaces, especially if you have particularly limited space.
One of the best additions to the Elegoo Phecda is the emission filter, which sieves out particles from the machine to ensure the air remains as clean and safe to breathe as possible.
While we still recommend ventilation and open spaces while in use, air quality is far less of a worry with the Phecda, which is great news for all users, but especially those of you with small children or pets who may be harmed even more by breathing even slightly polluted air.
This emission filter is not only an excellent safety addition, it’s also great for the environment. Like aerosols, the collective emissions from laser engraving machines add up to be heavy pollutants, and the inclusion of an emission filter makes the Phecda a greener machine for the eco-conscious.
So not only is the Phecda a safer option, but also an environmentally friendly one.
You can support the Elegoo Phecda Kickstarter campaign here.