Ortur Laser Master 3 review: powerful laser engraver with integrated WiFi

Let's get straight to the point. If you are not particularly creative, you will probably wonder why to buy a laser engraver. But if you are a DIY lover, there would be basically no reason not to. And I am convinced that if I had to tell fans of the sector the name Ortur, they would immediately think of the much appreciated Ortur Laser Master 2: the brand's laser engraver has long been one of the best alternatives in terms of quality and price, and they are many people who have decided to buy it just to personalize their objects.

Well, the brand has da poco presented the evolution of his laser engraver: it is the Ortur Laser Master 3 and it is, in all likelihood, one of the best alternatives that you can take home both in terms of quality and power of engraving. But the 20.000 mm / s speed and the 10w laser are just the tip of the iceberg of this model, which is part of the top of the range of the sector.

Ortur Laser Master 3 review: powerful laser engraver with integrated WiFi

Unboxing

The packaging of the Ortur Laser Master 3 it is essentially identical to those of other laser engravers. Also in this case the product will arrive with a completely disassembled cardboard box and with all the accessories necessary for assembly together with a pair of glasses to protect the eyes from the laser.

Assemble theOrtur Laser Master 3 it is simple but not very simple, and it can take up to half an hour: once assembled the laser engraver is ready to use and in the microSD that you will need to insert into the device before turning it on, all the necessary software to use it are included.

Design and features

Large 58x58x15cm with a 40x40cm plate, theOrtur Laser Master 3 it is made of 70% high quality aluminum. Basically there are two connections to be made and they are also very simple to manage in terms of cable management. All the connections of the engraver have been positioned at the front, on the left structure, and include a USB port for connecting to the computer, the input for a memory card, an antenna for connection to WiFi networks as well as, of course, the input for the power supply.

In the front structure, then, the power button has been integrated, next to which we find a slot with which you can activate the circuit with a safety key and a huge red button which, if pressed, will instantly lock the device. : this button is only one of the 7 safety systems present in theOrtur Laser Master 3, which make this engraver one of the safest currently on the market.

On the internal side of the structure there are two other keys, one for Reset and one for Boost, next to which an input for microSD has been inserted: one comes out of the package, which is important to insert in this door from the first start.

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And compared to other laser engravers, when you look at theOrtur Laser Master 3 for the first time you immediately realize one thing: the center of gravity is much lower than the vast majority of devices produced by the competition. In a nutshell, thanks to a lower center of gravity, with theOrtur Laser Master 3 the brand has managed to minimize the harmonic vibrations of the frame, guaranteeing even more precise results.

The weight of the 2-watt LU10-10A laser module is also considerably reduced, which, with its 235 grams, is compact, powerful and with good cooling power and is able to print practically on more than 1000 different materials.

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And precisely as regards the laser, in addition to the power, there are two characteristics that I liked: first of all the screw with which the height of the laser is managed is easy to reach and can be managed by hand (in other models, for example, you need a hexagonal key), and then for the focus the brand has thought of a very simple system thanks to which it will be enough to lower a small lever integrated in the laser itself. In short, with theOrtur Laser Master 3 the whole focusing process will be simple and immediate.

Everything is managed by a control board that uses a TMC2209 chip with which the company has managed to overcome the limitations seen in previous models relating to the management of the G-code flow: in a nutshell this model is able to print well 20.000 mm per minute, with an accuracy of just 0,01 millimeters, as well as cutting materials up to 30 millimeters thick, which however, depending on the material, could take place in several steps.

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What I missed a lot withOrtur Laser Master 3 it is a touch display. We have tried in the past some models that integrated a screen with which to manage the whole system, open files and start printing without using a computer, which we found very convenient.

However, it is true that, as we shall see, theOrtur Laser Master 3 not only can it be managed from a PC or Mac, but also through a smartphone application which is extremely simple to use and which makes the whole engraving process much more immediate.

How to use the laser engraver

Before going into the detail of the engraving, it is important to keep in mind an essential detail if you want to use such a product: as well as all other open laser engravers, also the Ortur Laser Master 3 it will produce a lot of smoke and bad smell. And this is normal: it is a laser engraver, which means that in order to work it will burn the surfaces it is engraving on. For this reason, my advice is to use the product only in a well-ventilated environment, since its structure does not require the use of a ventilation box.

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Net of the possibility to transfer files via WiFi (the engraver has a web interface accessible from a browser) and to use the microSD, the management methods of the Ortur Laser Master 3 they are practically identical to those of all other engravers. The files and related printing parameters can be managed by two software, Lightburn (for Windows and Mac) and GRBL Laser (only for Windows).

In this case, the first program available for both OSes is decidedly more complete and allows access to more features, however it is more complex in initial use and offers a one-month free trial, and then switches to a paid subscription. . 

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Il LaserBurn software allows both manual and automatic configuration: if you decide to use this application, however, we recommend the manual configuration, in which you only have to indicate the dimensions of the X and Y axis.

By entrusting you to GRBL Laser (available only for Windows) instead you will have a free software and also very simple and intuitive to use, but on the other hand you will not have access to the same features as the first. In case of first use, however, we advise you to rely on the first. 

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In practical terms, in both cases, you just need to load any type of image and the software will rework it to engrave it on the chosen material. In this case, the choice of power will be essential to obtain an optimal cut on the material.

PHOTO APP

Then there is also the possibility of using theOrtur Laser Master 3 directly from your smartphone, by downloading a free app available for both Android and iPhone, with which you will not only have the main controls that are also found in the applications for PC and Mac, but which will allow you to bypass the G-Code and engrave practically anything, including photos.

Price and considerations

The official selling price of theOrtur Laser Master 3 is $ 749 but, through the box below, you could buy it at a discount at $ 649,00, or about 636 euros. Sure, it is a rather expensive model, but we are talking about a very high-end laser engraver, with features that you would hardly find in other models in the same price range.

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And yes, engravers are not a sector for everyone, but just like 3D printing, laser engraving is also a growing market. Too bad only for the absence of a touch display, otherwise theOrtur Laser Master 3 it would have been perfect.



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