Friday, July 6, 2018

Inspired Muse Features: Rotary & Riser

Hobby Cutout Riser Rotary Combo(print)
This blog is part of a series that will highlight some of the inspired features of the Muse Laser Cutter. This time we will look at the Rotary and Riser accessories.

What is the Rotary?


A rotary is a device that can expand your laser engraving projects to include curved objects, such as glassware, bottles, rolling pins, and more. It is a simple accessory that connects to the laser hardware and 'rotates' the material so that the desired image is perfectly engraved on the curved object.  

What Is a Riser?Hobby-Cutout-Riser-Top-View(web)

The riser is designed to lift the laser head - and the laser cutter itself - to give more depth in the workspace (also called z-height).  This allows the rotary to sit in the bed of riser with a similar depth of ordinary flats materials does without the rotary. 

What Rotary Operators Need To Know

For the most part, using a rotary is much like designing any other laser project. You will design or import your design file and input your settings in the laser software, in this case RetinaEngrave 3. The only change to be aware of in the software is the angle of the design. Rotary operators will note that the rotary sits in the riser at a 90 degree angle from normal. That means the design will also need to be turned exactly 90 degrees (orientation depends on which way the rotary is placed). 

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