Foldable, portable laser cutter & engraver comes with built-in fume filtration (Crowdfunding)

If you’d wish you could easily carry your laser engraver or cutter around, conveniently store it after use due to the limited space in your office, or/and dreamt of a built-in fume filtration system into your machine, Rendyr’s Optic may be what you are looking for.

It is a foldable, portable laser cutter & engraver that still provides a large 18-inch x 12.2-inch work area (around 457 x 310mm), and also includes a built-in fume filtration system with replaceable multi-stage filter cartridges.

Optic foldable portable laser cutter & engraver

Optic key features and specifications:

  • Laser
    • Dual-diode laser module with active cooling
    • 15W output power (20W under test)
    • Manual focus adjustment with 3-stage precision height gauge
    • Focal Length: fixed, 0.78” (20mm)
    • Beam Size: 10-100 microns
  • Filtration system with easily exchangeable filters
  • Optional exhaust module to replace the filter and using a shop vacuum to vent outside
  • Work area
    • Foldable 457 x 310mm cutting mat with an alignment grid
    • “Unlimited” when removing the laser block to work directly on the material (See photo below)
  • Host interface – USB Type-C port
  • Power Supply – 100W via USB Type-C port (100-240V 50/60Hz power adapter)
  • Dimensions
    • Operating – About 62.8 x 62.4 x 11.8 cm (WxDxH)
    • Storage – About 62.76 x 11 x 16.05 cm (WxDxH)
  • Weight – 7.37 kg
  • Temperature Range – 10° to 24° C (recommended range)

laser engraver unlimited work area

The company provides LightBurn software with Optic package for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and the laser cutter/engraver supports various files formats including SVG, AI, PDF, DXF, PNG, JPG, BMP, etc…

Rendyr compares Optic against another portable laser engraver (Lasser Pecker ) and a desktop laser cutter (Glowforge) in the table below, highlighting the benefits of their solution, with laser pecker 2 lacking cutting support and Glowforge taking much more space.

Optic vs Laser Pecker 2 vs Glowforge

Optic has been quite popular on Kickstarter and raised over $550,000 from more than 320 backers. A single reward is offered with a pledge of $2,195 for an Optic portable laser cutter with all required accessories and software licenses. Shipping adds $35 to the US and $45 to Canada. Are you living in another country? Sorry, you’re out of luck as the US and Canada are the only shipping options unless you make use of a forwarder. Rewards are expected to ship in October 2022. There may be risks involved, as Rendyr appears to be a new company and Optic is their first product, but on the plus side, they’ve had beta testers trying out prototypes as shown in the promotion video below.

Via Hackster.io

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