The FLUX Beamo is a compact, easy to use CO2 laser cutter and engraver. It uses templates you create in pretty much any program you want, upload it and you can create make cuts to hundreds of material and engravings with high precision. A CO2 laser is far more accurate than any human would be capable of using scissors or a craft knife.
We’ve got a sample in coming to expect a full review. TS Ling Chen will be taking into her studio in Berlin to see how this machine can change her design concepts as well as her workflow.
FLUX Beamo Hardware
The FLUX Beamo CO2 laser cutter was made to fit “any” home, office, or classroom at 24.2 x 17.52 x 6.97-inches and puts several high-end features in an affordable package. This device has an 11.81 x 8.27-inch work area and cuts with a diode laser across hundreds of materials.
I’m excited to see what TS Ling Chen will create, the video above gives you a sense of what’s possible. You’ll also notice that there is a mobile app and the desktop app to upload and fine-tune your creations. The FLUX Beamo has a variety of features that generally only come with laser cutter/engravers that cost a whole lot more money than Beamo. Features like camera alignment, a hybrid laser system, autofocus, and internal water-cooling make for a product that, at first glance, seem like they might make the end product cost about as much as other similar products on the market.
The machine to beat in this category is the Glowforge Basic, if you go this route you’ll get a slightly larger work area and 40-watt laser tube power for $2495 USD. The FLUX Beamo has 30-watt laser tube power and a slightly more compact work area (and WAY smaller body) for an “early bird” price of $799 USD. MSRP for this machine will be $1499 USD.
You’ll find the FLUX site for Beamo revealed in full today. The Kickstarter can be found there too.
Remember a review from a leather goods, fashion and furniture designer is incoming. If you want to find out how a product like this can change your studio be sure to come back in a few weeks.