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Las Vegas, NV Technology
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Developing new drawing software and a printer driver for imported lasers

Las Vegas, NV Technology
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Hurricane Lasers has a new mission.  Make imported lasers easier to use.  LaserCut Software is the industry standard for imported lasers.  It has many great functions, but no one knows how to use it.  It is in metric which we do not use in the United States.  At Hurricane Lasers, we decided to change all of that.  Not only should we make the drawing software connect to the Laser directly, but we want to include a printer driver that will allow our users to seamlessly process work from the design phase in Corel, Adobe, AutoCad etc to the laser for output. And while Lasercut 5.3 is a very capable program it has very little documentation for the English market and is not seamless from the drawing stage to downloading to the laser. 

Here is our solution:

We have partnered with CADLink to develop LaserLab that will include custom drawing software with a direct link to Leetro Control boards.  This can be used to replace LaserCut entirely without having any hardware to purchase.  CADlink Technology has been developing industry-leading design and production software, such as EngraveLab, for over 20 years with offices in Canada, the US and Europe. We are confident that this will be an incredible product with great support.  

CadLink
CadLink

The funds raised in this kickstarter will allow us to develop the software that we and the laser community desire.  Finally, a laser engraver and cutter that everyone can afford!

We started Hurricane Lasers to bring the best customer service and the greatest value to the laser community. We have the most complete lineup of lasers available in the market place. We begin with our Allison laser with a 12x12 engraving area and a 40W tube allowing virtually everyone to own a laser!  Only know how to use Corel Draw?  You will be able to download directly using the new print driver or use our new software LaserLab.

Tropical Storm Allison 40 Watt Hobby Laser
Tropical Storm Allison 40 Watt Hobby Laser

From there our lasers increase in power and size from our 40W Agnes 16x12 to our 150W 4ft x 8ft Christopher. These machines weigh from approximately 200lbs for Agnes to 2000lbs for Christopher. They are heavy sturdy well built machines, just ask the hundreds of satisfied customers that have purchased Hurricane Lasers since November 2011.  With the new software - it will be more user friendly than ever before!

Category 1 Hurricane Agnes
Category 1 Hurricane Agnes

While our machines are top quality there are definitely refinements and changes that we would like to make based on customer feedback. Some of these include pass through doors, where possible, from front to back to allow large materials to easily fit in all models.

We are adding LED lighting on the gantry to provide outstanding durable lighting. The autofocus currently provided with the machine needs to be redesigned.  It is clunky and can get in the way of the material.

The funds raised in this kickstarter will allow us to make these engineering changes. All of the lasers in this kickstarter will come with the following:

NEW SOFTWARE!!  Laser, Exhaust Fan, Air assist, Air compressor, Water Chiller (Water Pump with Allison) Wheel style Rotary attachment, Chuck Style Rotary attachment, 1.5, 2.5 and 5.0 lenses to allow for optimum cutting and engraving of all materials and delivery in the 48 continental United States. Please inquire for shipping outside the US.

Roller Rotary Engraver Attachment
Roller Rotary Engraver Attachment
Chuck Rotary Engraver Attachment
Chuck Rotary Engraver Attachment

Our Customers are always asking about training.  In addition to developing our own tutorials, we are partnering with one of the biggest names in the industry, LaserBits.  They have their own online training series with Laser University.  Hurricane Lasers will be featured in their new series on glass laser tubes. Our customers will be able to log on to LaserU and receive training as soon as they receive their laser.

So why should you fund this project?  To provide an opportunity to develop this exciting software and printer drivers for the glass laser tube industry and improve training for everyone.   Thank you for your participation and we look forward to bringing affordable quality lasers to individuals, businesses and the maker communities.

What can you do with a hurricane?  Here are some of the projects done with our lasers by our own customers:

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    Receive a high quality Hurricane Lasers T-shirt and your name on our Kickstarter thank you page on our website.

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    Receive a wood marquetry kit and frame from Hurricane Laser user Christy Oates and her digitalwood.com website. Your choice of kit. You will also receive your name on our kickstarter thank you page.

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    1 full year of Laserbits.com Laser University on line classes! Everything you ever needed to know about designing and using a Hurricane Laser. We are honored to partner with Laserbits as their only glass tube laser company that they will have classes for on Laser University.

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    Receive a full version of CADLinks - LaserLab - software that will run with any laser that has a Leetro 6515 control board. You can finally have a quality full featured software package for your imported laser that will take your production to the next level. This product is developed by CADLink which is celebrating their 20th Anniversay this year. With offices in the US, Canada and Europe you are getting a great product supported by a well established company rather than a mom and pop operation.

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    Allison is a desktop laser engraver and cutter with an engraving area that is 300mm x 300mm or approx 12x12 inches designed for small businesses and hobbyists, capable of cutting/engraving many materials such as paper, 1/4" acrylic and 1/4" wood as well as marking anodized aluminum and Thermark treated metals. Please see 'What materials can I engrave'.
    All of our machines are of the highest quality and come with a 1 year warranty that includes the tube as well.

    Manual Z table can be lowered 2".
    The panel on the right side of the unit controls the motion of the laser head.
    Available with 40w tube only. 40W laser tubes are rated for 5000hrs.
    40W tubes capable of cutting over 1/4" thick acrylic and woods.
    This laser runs on EngraveLab Software and is compatible with CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator, Solidworks and Autocad just to name a few. Windows 7 Drivers for 64 bit systems are available.
    Also included on Hobby Lasers:
    Air Compressor
    Exhaust fan
    EngraveLab Software
    DVD Manual
    Shipping to lower 48 States - Please inquiry about HI, AK, Canada, etc

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    40W Agnes Laser 16x12 - is a desktop laser engraver and cutter with an engraving area that is 400mm x 300mm or approx 16x12 inches designed for small businesses and hobbyists, capable of cutting/engraving many materials such as paper, 1/4" acrylic and 1/4" wood as well as marking anodized aluminum and Thermark treated metals.
    Don't confuse our 40W desktop with the lower quality smaller engraving area hobby lasers of our competitors. This machine comes with a
    * CW3000 Water Chiller
    * a wheel style rotary attachment
    * a chuck style rotary attachment
    * and 1.5, 2.0 and 5.0 lenses.
    * Air Compressor
    * Exhaust fan and venting
    * 1 Year Full Warranty on all parts including the tube
    * Shipping to the lower 48 states - Please inquire for rates to HI, AK Canada etc.

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    60W Floyd Laser 20x12 - is a desktop laser engraver and cutter with an engraving area that is 500mm x 300mm or approx 20x12 inches designed for small businesses and hobbyists, capable of cutting/engraving many materials such as paper, 1/2" acrylic and 1/2" wood as well as marking anodized aluminum and Thermark treated metals.
    This machine comes with a
    * CW3000 Water Chiller
    * a wheel style rotary attachment
    * a chuck style rotary attachment
    * and 1.5, 2.0 and 5.0 lenses.
    * Air Compressor
    * Exhaust fan and venting
    * 1 Year Full Warranty on all parts including the tube
    * Shipping to the lower 48 states - Please inquire for rates to HI, AK Canada etc.

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    80W Ivan Laser 20x16 - is a professional quality machine loaded with features. This machine will fit through most doors! Engraving area 500mm x 400mm or approx 20" x 16".
    This machine comes with a * CW5000 Water Chiller
    * a wheel style rotary attachment
    * a chuck style rotary attachment
    * and 1.5, 2.0 and 5.0 lenses.
    * Air Compressor
    * Exhaust fan and venting
    * 1 Year Full Warranty on all parts including the tube
    * Shipping to the lower 48 states - Please inquire for rates to HI, AK Canada etc.

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    80W Hugo Laser 24x16 - is a professional quality machine loaded with features. This machine will fit through most doors! Engraving area 600mm x 400mm or approx 24" x 16".
    This machine comes with a
    * CW5000 Water Chiller
    * a wheel style rotary attachment
    * a chuck style rotary attachment
    * and 1.5, 2.0 and 5.0 lenses.
    * Air Compressor
    * Exhaust fan and venting
    * 1 Year Full Warranty on all parts including the tube
    * Shipping to the lower 48 states - Please inquire for rates to HI, AK Canada etc.

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    100W Charley 40x24 Laser - is a professional quality machine loaded with features. This machine will fit through most doors! Engraving area 1000mm x 600mm or approx 40" x 24".
    This machine comes with a
    * CW5000 Water Chiller
    * a wheel style rotary attachment
    * a chuck style rotary attachment
    * and 1.5, 2.0 and 5.0 lenses.
    * Air Compressor
    * Exhaust fan and venting
    * 1 Year Full Warranty on all parts including the tube
    * Shipping to the lower 48 states - Please inquire for rates to HI, AK Canada etc.

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