CO2 Laser Machine - DESKTOP

From 4.399,00

The MetaQuip CO2 laser machine DESKTOP series is a high-quality and well-executed machine. The DESKTOP series are ideal for organizations and companies that regularly do not want to laser cut or engrave too large objects. Available with 40W, 60W and 80W laser power. Also available with metal tube for long life and ultimate spot quality for high precision engraving.

  • Laser engraving from wood, leather, cardboard, glass and plastics
  • Laser cutting from thin (up to 3-5mm) wood, leather, textiles and plastics
  • Easy to operate
  • Automatic focus height adjustment for fast material change
  • Work surface of 500 x 300 mm
  • Suitable for professional use

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MQ5030 DESKTOP CO2 laser cutting machine & laser engraving machine

The MQ5030 DESKTOP is a high-quality and robust machine. The work surface can be automatically raised and lowered with the press of a button. With the built-in height sensor in the laser head, the machine can fully automatically focus itself, so no time-consuming manual adjustment. A CO2 laser machine can be used for laser cutting or laser engraving of a large number of materials. The infrared laser melts or evaporates the material, allowing you to cut (high laser power) or engrave (low laser power). This machine is supplied with a glass tube as standard, but is also available with metal pipe. During the engraving, the laser will evaporate the top layer, causing the surface structure to change. The MQ5030 is supplied with a heavy industrial air extractor. An air filter is also available as an option.

Professional use for smaller cutting and engraving

The MQ5030 DESKTOP is ideal for professional, serial use of somewhat smaller cutting and engraving work. The robust design ensures that the last product in the series looks exactly like the first product. The cutting and engraving speed is comparable to the PRODUCTION series CO2 laser machines.

Work surface

The MQ5030 DESKTOP has a work surface of 50 x 30 cm. The machine is supplied as standard with a knife bed on which the material to be cut or engraved is placed, but the MQ5030 DESKTOP can also be supplied with a honeycomb bed as an option. A honeycomb bed supports the material better, this is especially useful when you cut flexible materials such as fabrics or regularly make small objects. These small objects remain on the honeycomb bed after cutting.

Also available with metal tube. Longer lifespan and ultimate spot quality

MetaQuip Desktop CO2 lasers are also available with a metal tube instead of a standard glass CO2 laser tube. The big advantage is that because of the aluminum construction there is a much better thermal heat economy, which makes the lifespan a lot longer than with a glass tube. On average, this is about 4-6 years of continuous use before replacement is necessary. A metal tube has a better spot quality because it can be pulsed with a higher frequency giving a superior grid quality that is particularly reflected in detailed engraving. In addition, a metal tube is less vulnerable than a glass laser tube.

Automatic work bed height setting

The MQ5030 DESKTOP is standard equipped with a full automatic work bed height setting. This makes it possible to move the work bed up and down with the press of a button. The height sensor on the laser head detects the distance from the laser head to the workpiece after which it automatically adjusts to the correct focal height. This has the advantage that after changing material with a different thickness the machine automatically adjusts itself. No more manual adjustment and always the right focus height. Especially when working with different material thicknesses on a regular basis, this is a very useful and time-saving function.

Laser engraving

The MQ5030 DESKTOP CO2 laser machine is perfectly suited for laser engraving of a large number of materials, such as wood, leather, textile, glass, mirror and anodized or painted materials of metal and a large number of plastics.

Laser cutting

The MQ5030 DESKTOP is also very suitable for lighter cutting (3-5mm thick material) of fabrics, wood leather, textiles and a large number of plastics such as acrylate. In most cases, MetaQuip recommends the 60W or 80W version if there are plans to cut with this machine.

Laser PowerAcrylate / PlexiglassTextile / LeatherWoodMarble
40W3-5 mmGood results at low speeds2-4 mmToo low power
60W8-10 mmGood results4-8 mmToo low power
80W10 mmBest results optimal speed & power6-10 mmToo low power

Quotation, Demonstration or test your own material?

Easy operation

On the fully graphical display you can easily prepare a laser job and follow the progress graphically during cutting or engraving. This controller has a very good error handling, making the machine easy to use for (non-technical) beginners, but also for advanced users.

Work surface

The MQ5030 DESKTOP has a work surface of 50 x 30cm. The machine comes standard with a knife bed on which the material to be cut or engraved is placed, but the MQ5030 Desktop can also be supplied with a honeycomb bed as an option. A honeycomb bed supports the material better, this is especially useful when you cut flexible materials such as fabrics or regularly make small objects. These small objects remain on the honeycomb bed after cutting.

MQ5030 DESKTOP CO2 laser machine - laser cutter - laser engraving machine

Easy to use laser software

Preparing a laser assignment is done via the included laser software. You send digital designs to the laser machine and you can control the laser machine. With this software you can work in multiple layers with separate settings in each layer, so that combined jobs with multiple engraving or cutting operations can be carried out. This software is suitable for Windows, MAC OSX and Linux and available in multiple languages including Dutch, English, French, and so on. In the included Dutch manual you will find extensive information on how to operate the laser software and controller.

Laserworks laser software

Laser cutting - draw or import yourself

For laser cutting use is made of cutting drawings in vector format. In the laser software you can make a simple design yourself or import a vector file. These vector files come standard from more graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator (ai format) or more technical programs such as AutoCAD or Fusion360.

Direct import of pdf-vector files

The following vector formats are supported by the laser software:

  • * ai - Adobe Illustrator. Draw the industry standard for vector.
  • .pdf - Portable Document Format. Standardized exchange of files.
  • .dxf - Drawing Exchange Format. Standardized export format of most mechanical design software
  • .svg - Scalable Vector Graphics. Format that is rapidly emerging and where a lot of open source software is available.

In addition, the following less frequently used vector files are supported.

  • .hpgl
  • .plt
  • .rd

Quickly convert raster images to vector cutting files

With the laser software it is very easy to convert black and white (raster) images into vector files so that they can then immediately be used to cut them out.

Laser engraving - importing images

You can also use the laser software to import images for laser engraving. MetaQuip often uses PhotoGrav software for more complex images, which means that the conversion of images without further pre- or post-processing is always perfect. The laser software supports the following formats:

  • * bmp
  • * .jpg * .jpeg
  • * .png
  • * .gif
  • * .tga

Laser safety and CE certification

MetaQuip closed CO2 laser machines are laser class 1 products: safe under all circumstances. This has been measured and recorded in measurement reports drawn up by an independent laser safety authority. A higher laser class is less safe. Class 4 machines may only be used if extra protection and laser glasses are used. This kind of machines work with high power invisible laser light which can cause burns, eye damage and even blindness for the operator of the machine but also for bystanders. Take laser safety and CE certification seriously when buying this kind of laser machines and request the laser safety reports and technical construction files from your laser machine supplier! The MQ5030 DESKTOP complies with all applicable CE machine guidelines and laser safety standards. The MQ5030 DESKTOP is a class 1 laser device which means that in normal use, no one can ever be exposed to laser radiation. When the laser is opened, all lasers immediately switch off and the current laser job is interrupted. Safety first. More about laser safety & CE certification ...

Included as standard

MQ5030 CO2 machine DESKTOP series

Work Surface 500 x 300mm
MQ5030 DESKTOP series CO2 laser machine

Industrial water cooler

For active cooling of the laser tube. This is a closed system.
Industrial water cooler

Air compressor

To create overpressure at the lens so that it does not pollute as quickly.
Air compressor for CO2 laser

Exhaust fan

To quickly remove welding fumes. Required: direct air discharge to the outside (100mm) or air filter.
Installation of a CO2 laser

Laser Software (Windows, MAC OSX, Linux)

Software to import raster files (jpg, gif etc) and vector files such as pdf, dxf or ai files or prepare a simple laser job directly for laser processing.

Dutch-language product and software manual

extra options

Honeycomb bed

Instead of the standard blade bed, use a honeycomb bed so that materials can be laid flat and small objects remain on the work surface. More about honeycomb bed ...

Laptop with pre-installed laser software

It is possible to order a laptop with installed laser software with this CO2 laser machine, so that you can be sure that everything is working properly.

Air filters

Depending on the material you process, harmful substances and gases may be released during the laser process. In addition, there are a number of materials that cause serious odor nuisance and it is not always possible to realize an air outlet to the outside. In those cases it is possible to use an industrial air filter. These extract harmful gases, substances and odor from the air. The filtered air is then blown back into the room. More about air filters ...

Service contract

MetaQuip provides various service contracts so that you can be operational again within an agreed time in the event of a problem. In addition, MetaQuip also offers the possibility to do the maintenance of your laser machine. More about service contract ...

Laser engraving software

In order to always get good engravings, photos and pictures need to be converted to an on / off pattern with which the laser can handle. This is also dependent on the material used. In the supplied laser software there are a number of simple features, however, when you start engraving more often, the use of a program like PhotoGrav is recommended. With PhotoGrav you have perfect engraving every time. More about PhotoGrav ...

Installation and training

MetaQuip can install your machine for you and give you basic training. To do this, choose the installation and training option in the additional order options.

Technical specifications

  • Working area: 500x300mm
  • Laser Type: Glass Sealed-off CO, laser tube, wavelength 10.6 um
  • Laser Power: 40W, 60W, 80W, 30W metal
  • Laser Tube Cooling: Water Cooling with demi water
  • Laser output power: 0-100%
  • Engraving speed: 0-600mm / s
  • Cutting speed: 0-300mm / s
  • Working voltage: AC230V / 110V +/- 10%, 50-60Hz
  • Position accuracy: +/- 0.01mm
  • Minimal Character size: 1mm
  • Machine Power: <1500W
  • Motorized Up-Down Table: High precision electric spindle 120mm
  • Work environment: Temperature 5-45 degrees Celsius, Humidity 5-95%
  • External dimensions [L x W x H]: 70 x 98 x 97 cm (40W). In 60W version the width is 140cm.
  • Control software: Laser Software Windows, MAC OSx, Linux (Laserworks on request)
  • Supported Formats:
    • vector: ai, pdf, dxf, svg, hpgl, plt, rd
    • raster image: bmp, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, tga


2 years on the machine with the exception of mirrors, lens, laser tube, and external accessories such as air fan and air compressor. 1000 - 1500 hours / 6 months on the laser tube.

The following applies to CO2 laser tubes:

  • The supplier continuously tests these tubes at 80% power in lab conditions, constant temperature.
  • With these test conditions a theoretical lifetime of 1500 - 2000 hours (40W & 60W tube) and 6000 to 8000 hours (80-100-130-150 W tube) is achieved.
  • In actual use, this lifetime will be shorter, because of the following deviating operating conditions compared to the previously described test conditions of the supplier:
    • the tube is often switched on / off
    • the tube is not used on continuous 80%

That is why these hours, under normal conditions of use, have been translated by MetaQuip to respectively 6 (40W & 60W) and 9 (80-100-130-150 W tube) months warranty.

More about replacement laser tubes ...


See installation of a CO2 laser machine for more information about what you should consider in general terms when installing a CO2 laser.

Delivery & Shipping

If this machine is not in stock, the delivery time is normally between 8-12 weeks. Inquire about the current stock. You can choose to pick up your CO2 laser machine yourself or have it delivered. Choose installation and training if you want MetaQuip to install your machine on-site and provide basic training that teaches you how to cut and engrave.

More information

Product Leaflet CO2 Desktop-NL.pdf
Product Leaflet CO2 Desktop-EN.pdf

CO2 Laser Machine - DESKTOP was last modified: March 29th, 2020 by Coen Lauwerijssen

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