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Cubiio: The Compact Laser Engraver

Could future laser engravers, like Cubiio, be the size of a cigarette packet or smaller?

Cubiio post laser engraver image by Andrey Armyagov (via Shutterstock).

Imagine having this much power with a laser engraver the size of a matchbox or a cigarette packet? Cubiio could be a pocket rocket in years to come. Image by Andrey Armyagov (via Shutterstock).

Picture the scene, five years from now. We at Able Engraving and Design have a stall on the South of England Agricultural Show. We use the stall to show off our engraving talents. At this moment, the carriage of a laser engraving machine is a pretty bulky affair. In 2022, they could be big enough to place in our pockets. Mulherz, a Taiwanese company, is making this possible. Subject to a successful Kickstarter campaign, their Cubiio laser engraver could miniaturise engraving machines.

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Kodama’s 2-in-1 Laser Engraver

Forthcoming laser engraver will also have 3D printing functions – and be priced at $99

Laser Engraver image by Pressmaster via Shutterstock.

Soon, the laser engraver will also be within reach of many households and small business’ budgets. Image by Pressmaster via Shutterstock.

There is always something psychologically fulfilling about any gadget having a sub-£100 or sub-$100 price point. In 1980, Clive Sinclair’s ZX80 sold for £99.95 in assembled form and became the first sub-£100 home computer. The impact it had on the computer age was immediate, leading to a successful follow-up (the ZX81) and the even more successful Sinclair ZX Spectrum. This year, we could see the first sub-$100 laser engraver and a Kickstarter campaign has begun.

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