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VLS Desktop Series

Laser Technology on your Desktop

The VLS2.30 and 3.50 Desktop laser platforms are the easiest way to get started with laser technology. About the size of a printer, a VLS Desktop laser packs sophisticated laser processing capabilities into an attractive, durable package.

An optional computer-controlled air cleaner cart is available, that allows a VLS Desktop laser to be used without a dedicated exhaust system. Installation and operation is simple. The ease of use and small footprint of the VLS Desktop laser makes it easy to fit laser technology onto your workbench or into your business.

Laser cutting wood
VLS Desktop Laser System
Universal Laser System

Laser Technology Benefits

  • Software Controlled - Any Windows®-based software with a print function can be used with the laser system.
  • Multi-Material - Process an endless number of materials.
  • Multi-Process - Cut, engrave, mark and produce photo images in one step.
  • Non-Contact - Modify material without applying any physical force.
  • On-Demand - Produce everything you need in real time, without waiting for hard-tooling.

VLS Desktop Series Features and Accessories

Unique System features

Unique System Features

Laser Sources

The patented, metal core, air-cooled, free-space slab, CO2 lasers produce excellent beam quality with even power distribution, good near-field and far-field characteristics and long life. Dual lasers dramatically increase speed, edge quality and power.

Universal Control Panel (UCP)

The exclusive integrated materials database in the UCP print driver automatically determines the optimum processing settings for your target material. Just select the material type, enter the material thickness and press “start.”

High Power Density Focusing Optics™

High Power Density Focusing Optics (HPDFO™) allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot, making it possible to engrave smaller text and produce sharper images at tighter tolerances.

1-Touch Laser Photo™

1-Touch Laser Photo is our popular software package that makes it quick and easy to reproduce stunning photographic images on nearly any material.

Platform features
Laser features

Why you should choose a Universal Laser System

Three advantages of the VLS Desktop Series

1. Print Anything

Virtually any design can be printed from your design software to the laser system software. Including Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop®, AutoCAD®, SOLIDWORKS®, DraftSight® and many others. Additionally, .DXF and .PDF file formats can be imported into the Universal Control Panel (UPC).

2. One Step Process

Cut, engrave and mark in one step. Additionally, you can engrave or mark a high-resolution image on material. The laser systems can perform many different types of operations in a single step by seamlessly changing power, speed and other parameters with one click.

3. Just about any material

An endless number of materials are compatible with a Universal laser system, including plastics, metals, silicone rubbers, fabrics, composites, laminating adhesives and other advanced materials to name a few.

VLS Desktop Series Specifications

Essential details for the VLS2.30 and the VLS3.50

Laser Material Processing Area (W x H)16 x 12 in (406 x 305 mm)24 x 12 in (610 x 305 mm)
Maximum Part Size (W x H x D)18.75 x 14.6 x 4 in (476 x 370 x 102 mm)26.75 x 14.6 x 4 in (679 x 370 x 102 mm)
Overall Dimension (W x H x D)26 x 14 x 25 in (661 x 356 x 635 mm)34 x 14 x 25 in (864 x 356 x 635 mm)
Rotary CapacityMax Diameter: 4.5 in (115 mm)
Min Diameter: 1 in (25.4 mm)
Motorized Z Axis Lifting Capacity20 lbs (9 kg)
Available Focus Lenses2.0 in (50 mm)
HPDFO™ (High Power Density Focusing Optics)
Laser Platform Interface PanelFive button keypad
Computer RequirementsRequires dedicated PC with Windows® 7/8/10 32/64 bit and one available USB port (2.0 or higher)
Optics ProtectionReady for compressed-air-based optics protection
Cabinet StyleDesktop
Laser Options10, 25 and 30 Watts10, 25, 30, 40 and 50 Watts
Weight70 lbs (32 kg)95 lbs (43 kg)
Power Requirements110V/10A
Exhaust RequirementsOne 3 in (76 mm) port
150 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (255 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)
One 3 in (76 mm) port
250 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (425 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)

Example Parts

Photos of parts processed with a Universal Laser System

Other Platforms to consider

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Need a Universal Laser System?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and speak to a Manufacturing expert about the Universal Laser VLS Desktop Series