When did you last have an idea for a gift or something for yourself, couldn’t find it, and wished you could just make it? Last week? Yesterday? Few of us had the opportunity or temperament to train as sculptors or artists. It takes years of practice to hone and perfect sculpting technique or how much force to use to carve different materials. But now with Beambox as your tool, you too can transmute the everyday and the mundane into the expressive and the artisanal. Your inner artist is waiting to be freed.
What is Beambox? Beambox is a powerful laser cutter and engraver that lets you shape, cut, and engrave on materials like wood, leather, acrylic, and cardboard. Beambox’s innovative design makes it intuitive and simple, allowing you to use laser technology without all the fuss at an accessible price. Beambox ships with FLUX Studio, our user-friendly yet powerful software that allows you to take full creative control. Beambox gives you everything you need to free your inner artist and bring your ideas to life.
Beambox can cut...
...and also engrave
Camera Preview - What You See Is What You Get
See the work area live on your laptop or computer. Use the onboard HD camera to preview the work area and the material of your choice. Place your design exactly where you want, and get exactly what you expect.
Compact and Pro
We created 2 models of the Beambox, Compact, and Pro. The Compact model uses a 40-watt laser tube and comes in a convenient size. It’s perfect for home and recreation use. The Pro model uses a high powered 50-watt laser tube and offers a spacious work area. It is designed for shared or all-day use. It’s perfect for business, school, makerspace, and more.
We Make It Easy
1. Create your own design, or simply import JPG, PNG, SVG, or DXF files.
2. Use FLUX Studio to set up cut/engrave layers, adjust power levels, and set speeds.
3. Preview the work area to see what the finished task will look like.
4. Press start and, with a push of a button, Beambox will bring your ideas to life!
From Big Idea To Finished Product
Beambox Pro offers a spacious work area of 600x375mm (23.6x14.7), while the Compact has a smaller footprint at 400x375mm (15.7x14.7”).
Intuitive and Ready To Use
Control and monitor your Beambox using the built-in touch panel. Make sure your design is perfectly aligned using the built-in camera to preview the work area. Our efficient water cooling system takes simplicity to a whole new level.
Premium Laser Performance
Equipped with premium quality rails, the performance and durability of Beambox are unparalleled. The laser engraves in vector and raster mode at 500 DPI, allowing you to showcase your design in high resolution.
About FLUX Studio
FLUX Studio is the intuitive software that ships with Beambox. It’s compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. Its clean user interface allows you to easily access all features of Beambox. FLUX Studio connects to your network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It can also connect to your personal hotspot. Multi-computer control makes it perfect for makerspaces and schools. The software supports JPG / PNG / SVG / DXF files, and saves the layer settings you’ve used.
Safety is a top priority. We implemented several safety mechanisms to make sure that you’re safe:
- Full enclosure: The work area is fully contained, protecting you from the laser light.
- Smart lid sensor: The machine automatically pauses if the lid is opened during a task.
- Emergency power switch: Though very unlikely, if an emergency occurs, users can shut down the machine immediately with a single switch.
- Compact water cooling system: Closed-loop liquid cooling system that pauses the task if the temperature gets too high.
- Integrated ventilation system: The ventilation fan produces 340CMH (200 CFM), helping to prevent fires while extracting smoke and fumes.
Rotary Extension Coming Soon
Before launching on Kickstarter, we've launched a pre-order campaign in Taiwan. Since March 2018, we've shipped few units to local customers and our users LOVE the idea and design of Beambox. Now we need your help to put this amazing product to mass production, so users all around the world can enjoy the fun and the beam of Beambox.
What Our Users Have To Say...
The FLUX Team
FLUX was founded in March 2014 by a group of tech guys and designers who dreamed of making a 3D printer that is modular, elegant, and yet simple. In the same year, the team successfully raised $1.6 million from Kickstarter backers all over the world with FLUX Delta, a modular 3D printer that combines laser engraving and drawing. FLUX Delta was met with an overwhelmingly positive response, being recognized by leading organizations and receiving a plethora of awards: CES Innovation Awards, iF Gold Award, and Red Dot design award. FLUX Inc. has grown substantially, building on a solid base of support and the determination of the FLUX team. After months of customer collaboration and substantial product research and development, FLUX proudly presents its second revolutionary product, Beambox, the accessible desktop laser engraver and cutter.
FLUX User World Map
In late 2015, we started to ship our first product, FLUX Delta, to users from 64 countries around the world. The FLUX team is devoted to building the most accessble tools for digital crafting and to providing thorough customer support worldwide.
We started with a passion for digital creation and a goal to make tools for makers and designers that are easy-to-use and affordable. After almost 2,500 backers helped us successfully raised $1.6M on Kickstarter, it took us a year to take FLUX Delta from prototype to a product embraced by users around the world. Our users loved the laser cutter on the FLUX Delta, since it enabled them to cut and engrave materials beyond plastic, and wanted more. In fact, one of the most frequent requests we received from our supporters was to make the laser engraving module more powerful. Our team plunged deeper into the world of laser technology and decided to take on this challenge. We gained substantial experience in manufacturing when we made a 3D printer from scratch. Now, in pursuit of the same goal we’ve had since day one, we’re leveraging our experience from FLUX Delta to make something just as fantastic. Beambox is the laser cutter and engraver that you’ve been waiting for, it is intuitive, intelligent, and accessible.
Risks and challenges
We completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014 and fulfilled all Kickstarter orders. We have learned from this experience and created an upgraded version, the FLUX Delta+, in 2017. FLUX Delta+ offers a more precise and stable performance than its predecessor while perfecting the integration of its multi-features. This year, we're presenting our third product, Beambox, which broadens our product line up and provides more possibilities to digital crafting.
Beambox is classified as a Class 1 laser product, with full enclosure and safety mechanisms, such as lid-open detector and emergency power switch to ensure the safety of our users.
Based on past experiences, we added some buffer-time to our timeline to account for unexpected difficulties. Since we've been shipping out small batches to local users, we're optimistic about production. We’re working with experts in this field, and we’ve also sourced backup suppliers to make sure that our production is smooth and efficient.
However, due to the size of our product, the most challenging part will be the logistics. We’re working on figuring out the best methods to ship our product to your door and making sure that we deliver the best quality Beambox we can so you can create amazing things.
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