5 Tips for Laser Cutting Thick Acrylic

Aug 12, 2020 6:30:00 AM Nate Korkowski

5 Tips for Laser Cutting Thick Acrylic

When laser cutting an acrylic sheet, the last thing you want to see is an uneven cutting edge or surface — or even worse, your cutting kerf turning white while processing colored acrylic. Armed with a few q…

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What You Need to Know About KCAM® Laser Software

Aug 2, 2020 7:45:00 PM Derek Kern

What You Need to Know About KCAM® Laser Software

Our customers needed a laser software capable of delivering complete control, quick action and precise results. So we developed one. We developed KCAM® in-house, with Kern’s software development team. Over …

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What’s the Best Laser System for Cutting or Marking Metal?

Jul 20, 2020 2:45:00 PM Adam Voigt

What’s the Best Laser System for Cutting or Marking Metal?

When it comes to cutting or marking metal, there are multiple options to choose from, the two we carry are CO2 and fiber laser systems. Our fiber lasers are going to be a good choice when you’re looking to …

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Stainless Steel: Operator Tips for Laser Cutting, Etching and Engraving

Jul 9, 2020 9:45:00 AM Nate Korkowski

Stainless Steel: Operator Tips for Laser Cutting, Etching and Engraving

One of the top questions we receive is, Can a CO2 laser cut metal? I know fiber lasers can, but a CO2? and the answer is yes. When a CO2 laser is properly outfitted, it can absolutely cut metal. With…

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How 3D Wood Engraving Can Set Your Laser Projects Apart

Jun 29, 2020 5:45:00 AM Eric Johnson

How 3D Wood Engraving Can Set Your Laser Projects Apart

When it's done well, 3D laser engraving yields stunning results. Here's an inside look at the process of 3D wood laser engraving, along with some examples of what others have created.

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How Customers Use Laser Technology to Combat COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020 8:29:11 AM Derek Kern

How Customers Use Laser Technology to Combat COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has placed intense pressure on companies as we strive to maintain (and potent…

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Enterprise Minnesota Magazine

Sep 26, 2019 11:43:33 AM Adam Voigt

Enterprise Minnesota Magazine

Kern brothers combine two related laser-tech companies with growing international markets.

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What is Three-Dimensional (3D) Laser Engraving?

Aug 29, 2019 9:51:18 AM Adam Voigt

What is Three-Dimensional (3D) Laser Engraving?

Have you ever wondered how long it must have taken to carve out an intricate piece of jewelry or how long it takes to manufacture an ornamental sculpted wood chair?  Well, with today’s laser technology, it's poss…

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Technical Tip- Purge Gas 101

Aug 20, 2019 4:18:48 PM Adam Voigt

Technical Tip- Purge Gas 101

We hope this article helps you better understand the purge requirements of your laser system. With proper purge gas setup and consideration, your lasers performance and lifetime will be improved.

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Application Tip - K-Vision Fiducials 101

Jul 25, 2019 12:25:32 PM Derek Kern

Application Tip - K-Vision Fiducials 101

The k-vision package is a fully integrated hardware and software solution that allows for accurate cutting of printed materials. This process starts with a nozzle…

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