Laser machines are not only for the schools, universities, Fortune 500 companies, and manufacturers. These wonderful cutting and engraving machines come in many sizes and models at different price levels to meet many customer needs. A hobbyist can find the perfect machine for them in a size and at a price that works for them. Computer-guided laser technology can be an important part of the creative process.
Part of the CO2 powered laser machine is the laser tube. These tubes come in DC or RF options. What is that? LASER is really initials standing for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation.
- DC stands for direct current and is the most commonly used type of laser tube. They are commonly manufactured in glass. Inside the tube, there will be a mixture of gases including helium, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, xenon, and hydrogen. Electrical energy is pushed through this tube to