1.1 Product Anatomy
Read the Quick Start Guide to the 10W Laser Module to understand the safety notes and know about product specifications and parts list. Take the following steps for preparations:
(1) Assemble the machine
Follow the Quick Start Guides to assemble the 10W Laser Module, laser engraving and cutting platform, and Enclosure. Prepare the laser safety goggles and an air purifier based on your need.
If you want to use the 10W Laser Module for 4-axis engraving and cutting, you need to install the Rotary Module additionally. For installation instructions, see the Quick Start Guide to the Rotary Module.
(2) Update the firmware on the Touchscreen
After you install the 10W Laser Module, you must update the firmware on the Touchscreen to version 1.14.0 or later.
- For Touchscreen installed with firmware previous to version 1.9.0, update the firmware only via USB flash drive.
- For Touchscreen installed with firmware of version 1.9.0 or later, update the firmware via Wi-Fi or USB flash drive.
: Download our firmware from https://support.snapmaker.com > insert the USB flash drive into the Controller > turn on the machine > swipe left on the Touchscreen > tap Files > tap USB > tap the firmware file to update.
: Turn on the machine > connect your machine to a Wi-Fi network > swipe left on the Touchscreen > tap Settings > Firmware Update > Check for Updates > Update Now > Complete.
When updating the firmware, ensure that the 10W Laser Module is connected with the machine.
The factory version of the 10W Laser Module’s firmware is 1.14.1. If the firmware of the machine is in the latest version, while the firmware of the 10W Laser Module is not, you need to reupdate the firmware via USB flash drive, so as to ensure that the firmware of the toolhead and the machine is in the same version.
(3) Update the software Snapmaker Luban
To use the 10W Laser Module, you must update Snapmaker Luban (hereafter called Luban) to version 4.1.0 or later.
- You can download the latest version of Luban from https://luban.xyz.
- If you have already installed Luban on your computer, you can update it: on the menu bar of Luban, select Help > Software Update > Check for updates > Update Now.
(4) Use the 10W Laser Module for the first time
Follow the Quick Start Guide and the Guide on the Touchscreen to set up the machine and go through an entire workflow.
Video tutorials are also available on our YouTube channel.
1.3 Safety Notes
General Safety Information
Follow the applicable local laws and regulations in the operation and application of this product.
Follow the instructions of the guide and manual to use and maintain this product for safety purposes.
Always operate this product indoors on a solid horizontal table or workbench. Do not expose this product to rain or wet conditions.
Minors are only allowed to use this product under adult supervision and assistance.
Ensure that bystanders also read and understand all the safety notes of this product and keep bystanders away while operating this product for safety purposes.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and pay attention to the surrounding environment when operating this product. Do not use this product while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
Do not reach inside the product or touch the moving parts while the product is still in operation, as it may cause injury.
Do not leave the product unattended while it is still on.
Always unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet before performing maintenance or modifications.
In all EU member states, the operation of 5150-5250 MHz is restricted to indoor use only.
Turn off the machine immediately and stop using this product if any of the following occurs:
- You smell burning in this product at any point.
- You see any damage to the interior components of this product.
- The product stops working unexpectedly.
- Unusual lights, sparks, or sounds come out of this product which has never occurred previously.
Laser Safety Information
The 10W Laser Module is a Class 4 laser product. You should operate this product only if you have sufficient knowledge of (i) the physical properties of laser radiation, (ii) Laser Hazard Classes and associated health implications, and (iii) safety measures.
This product must be used together with the Enclosure released by Snapmaker or certified partners of Snapmaker. Please follow the Quick Start Guide to the Enclosure to install and use the Enclosure. During operation, the Enclosure helps to prevent the risk of laser leakage by effectively filtering laser radiation and pausing the ongoing job if any door of the Enclosure is opened.
All the users and bystanders must correctly wear the laser safety goggles released by Snapmaker or certified partners of Snapmaker during operation. Before use, please purchase sufficient pairs of the laser safety goggles for all the people present.
An air purifier should be used depending on the type and constituent of the materials you are going to use, as some materials may release hazardous and toxic fumes when being laser engraved or cut. Ensure that the air purifier you choose is effective enough to protect human health and prevent environmental pollution.
During machine operation, do not touch the laser aperture nor expose yourself to the laser beam.
Remove any reflective material from the work area underneath the 10W Laser Module, as it may cause scattered radiation and poses safety risks. Ensure that there is no reflective material on the work area during operation.
Remove any inflammable and explosive material from the work area underneath the 10W Laser Module, as it may cause a fire. Ensure that there is no inflammable and explosive material on the work area during operation.