Before unboxing, kindly make sure you have read the "Safety Precautions".
It is important that you understand how to operate the machine safely, we know it's boring, and that's usually how important things are, so kindly make sure you read the"Safety Precautions" before unboxing.
Let's get started.
The following is step-by-step instructions.
1.1 Place the box on the floor and unseal the box.
1.2 Remove the cushions on the four corners and take out the machine.
Have two people lift the unit out of the box. Keep the packaging in case of transportation in the future.
1.3 Open the front door and take out the duct.
Remove the foam on the air pump then take out the accessory box.
1.4 Content of the Accessory Kit:
1. Wi-Fi dongle 2. lubricant 3. duct clamp 4. double-sided tape 5. power cord 6. small wrenches 7. hex key 8. funnel 9. sample material.
1.5 Front view:
1. Laser head 2. Focus bar 3. Honeycomb plate 4. Touchscreen 5. Power button 6. Transparent lid
1. USB ports 2. Ethernet port 3. power connector 4. exhaust fan
2.1 Connect the power cable.
2.2 Plug the Wi-Fi dongle into one of the two USB ports in the back of the machine. Turn the antenna upwards 90° for a better connection.
2.3 Install the ventilation duct
Match the duct clamp to the bigger end of the duct then connect it to the exhaust fan outlet.
Tighten the clamp by screwing clockwise using the little wrench.
3. Network Setup
3.1 Power On
Press the power button to turn the machine on. It takes about 1 minute to start up.
3.2 Setup WiFi
On the touchscreen, tap on Network > Connect to Wifi then select a Wi-Fi network and enter its password.
3.3 Check IP Address
An IP address indicates the machine is connected.
3.4 Restart the machine
To check if the machine can automatically connect to the network.
💡Notice：Make sure that the machine and computer are connected to the same domain.
*Note: The clear plastic sheet over the screen panel can be removed.
4. Software Installation
4.1. Download the latest Beam Studio
It can be downloaded from the FLUX official website.
Download the suitable version for your system type.
To check the system type, right-click on the “This PC” icon > “Properties” > and find “System type”. Download the x86 version for the 32-bit system and the x64 version for a 64-bit system.
Open the download file and drag the Beam Studio icon into the folder beside.
Find and execute the Beam Studio in the “Application” folder.
4.2. Initiating Settings
Open the Beam Studio from the Desktop or Application folder.
The language setting will pop up on the first run.
Select English > FLUX Beambox / Beambox Pro.
4.3. Fill in the IP
Fill in the IP address shown on the Network page on the touch panel to the software. Then click Start.
4.4. Check Machine Connection
Go to Menu > Machine or click on the camera icon at the bottom left corner to check if the
machine name can be found.
Each machine will be named randomly, you can change it later.
If you can't find the machine in the Menu, check Troubleshooting: Connection Issue.
💡If the initial settings window was skipped, click menu > Machine > Machine Setup
4.5. Update Firmware
Select Beam Studio > Machine > (your machine) > Update firmware to update the firmware to the latest version.
If your machine's firmware version is less than 3.2.0, it is recommended to update the firmware at the time. If your firmware version >= 3.2.0, you can skip this step.
You may choose online update or upload the latest firmware download from the website.
5. First Task
5.1. Adjust Focus
Engage the focus-probe downward.
Place the test wood in the machine. Rotate the focus bar (acrylic bar) downward until it is vertical. Loosen the laser head focus ring and lower the laser head until the focus bar rests on the workpiece. Tighten the laser head focus ring, and rotate the focus bar upwards until it is horizontal.
▲ Loosen the laser head focus ring
▲ The probe should precisely touch the surface of the material
Note: If the ring is fastened on too tight, consider using pliers to untwist the ring. Cover the ring with a towel to prevent the ring from being damaged or scratched.
💡If the probe is broken, you may download the dxf file here and make one by yourself. We would recommend using 3mm acrylic for cutting.
💡Note: Under circumstances without the focus-probe, to make sure the object is in focus, you can use "US quarters *6" or "Euro 0.5 *5", which should be equivalent to 12mm (focus distance). Other objects close to this number are viable as well.
💡The focus must be readjusted each time the material is changed.
💡Note: If your machine has the Autofocus add-on installed, please click the following link for the tutorial:
5.2. Camera Preview
Click on and select your machine. Start previewing when the cursor becomes . Single click on a specific location or drag an area to preview the workarea. Click on again or press ESC to leave preview mode.
▲ Click on and select your machine.
▲ Single-click or drag an area
💡If the machine menu is blank when clicking on the camera button, it means the connection between the computer and the machine was not set up properly.
5.3 Import the Test File
Click on menu > File > Samples > Example of Beambox.
Click on Export, select your machine and click Start to start the task.
▲ Import the Test File
▲ Click on Start to start the task
5.4 Engraving Result
If the result is too light or blurry, please check if the focus is just right.
If the focus is right but the result is poor, please recheck the optical path. See "Optical Path Adjustment".
If the position of the result varies with the camera preview, please recheck the focus or see "Camera Alignment Issue".