High-Performance X-Carve Laser Upgrade Kit with PLH3D-6W-XF+ and LaserDock

Full set including all parts needed to mount the PLH3D-6W-XF laser head on the Inventables X-Carve machine. PLH3D-6W-XF works with a 0-10 V TTL/PWM signal generated by X-Controller. 

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CNC Control Software

$899.00 tax excl.




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SKU: 001677

GTIN: 5902693111337

Individual Kit Parts

Technical Data

40 x 54 x 78 mm
Focus Distance
20 - 120 mm
Input Voltage
12 - 24 V
Max. Power Consumption
30 W
58 dBA
210 g (7.4 oz.)
Mounting Hole Type
M3 x 0.5 x 4.5 mm
Operating Ambient Temperature
0 - 45°C (32 - 113°F)
Mounting Hole Pattern
4 Holes 24 x 15 mm (0.94 x 0.59 in.)
Modulation Input 1
0 - 5V Analog/TTL/PWM
Modulation Input 2
0 - 24V TTL/PWM
Max. Modulation Bandwidth
30 kHz
Laser Diode Wavelength
450 nm
Laser Diode Optical Power
6 W
Max. Power Density
225 [kW/cm^2]

Product Description

The parts included in the X-Carve Laser Upgrade with PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head are listed above, in the section “Individual Kit Parts”

Advantages of X-Carve Laser Upgrade with PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head

  • Simple installation in X-Carve CNC machines
  • No additional cooling required
  • Driver integrated inside the laser head
  • Compatible with accessories for ease of use

About the PLH3D-6W-XF Engraving Laser Head

The leading 6 W laser from PLH3D series. Professional engraving laser head designed for industrial applications. Robust design, compatibility with all types of control signals used in CNC in 3D printing market as well as with a wide range of PSUs, strongest available in its size fan providing best cooling and smoke removal. It comes with lens adjusting tool which allows changing the focus distance easily. You can also discover more information about the X-carve engraving laser.

About the PLH3D-CNC Universal Laser Adapter

The key function of the PLH3D-CNC Adapter is to “arm” and “disarm” the laser head. Arming means turning the head power supply on; the armed head is then able to generate laser beam. Disarming (turning the head power supply off) brings the laser head in a safe state where generating laser beam is fully impossible.

The laser head may be checked by generating a short laser pulse at maximum power.

Built-in safety means prevent misuse and unexpected behavior at emergency. The key switch protects the laser head against arming by children and other unauthorized persons. Arming the laser head is always done manually by the user, by pressing a button. A special circuitry prevents arming at any malfunction of internal electronics. The laser head is being automatically disarmed in case of emergency: loss of the mains supply, PSU failure, breaking or disconnecting the laser head cable. After disarming, the system remains in a safe state and rearming always requires pressing the button by the user.

Key features of the PLH3D-CNC Adapter:

  • Soft Start
  • Indication LEDs - power, armed, laser working
  • Build-in microcontroller - watchdog
  • Two programmable enable inputs
  • Two external safety terminals (for example: safety key, E-Stop)
  • Automatic disarm after power off
  • One second laser test
  • Compatibility with the PLH3D laser heads
  • Keylock for preventing use by unauthorized personnel
  • Machined aluminum quality enclosure
  • One button system (arm, test and setting of enable modes)


  • Remember that it is not a toy.
  • Laser radiation is dangerous even when scattered or reflected from any surface.
  • Always use proper protection laser filter on your CNC machine dedicated to 430 - 480 nm in order to avoid reflected radiation.
  • Never point laser head at people or animals.
  • Do not touch the beam, it may cause burns or another injury.
  • Do not stare at the beam or the beam spot while the material is being cut.
  • Laser radiation - Avoid eye or skin exposure to direct or scattered radiation. 
  • Class 4 laser product.



I'm amazed!

I am a true beginner with lasers. Opt Lasers have made this very easy to learn. This PLH3d Laser was easy to install, and the results it produces surprised me. Very crisp clean lines. Would recommend.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.


The Best CNC Laser Upgrade out there.

I have had this laser add-on for the X-Carve on my machine for just over a year and I absolutely love it. The build quality is amazing. All of the parts are polished aluminum and they have a very professional look and feel to them. The magnetic docking station is a huge plus for this device. It allows you to just pull the laser head off of the machine when you want to use the CNC router. This prevents dust and vibration from reaching the laser head. Installation was easy and this thing just works! I have had no issues with it at all. As of the time of this review, I have engraved mostly onto wood but have also done some cutting of cardboard, leather and thin wood.
I published a YouTube video of the installation here: https://youtu.be/6VmWmFUXbRc
Take a look around the channel, there are a couple more videos of this laser in action. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.



This kit by Opt Lasers is hands down in a league of their own. The manufacturers give you more than what is required to get the job done. They go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service during the purchasing process. I also love the fact that I am able to change lenses which they provided two in my kit. I am going to be purchasing their U Spot lens soon. One additional mention is the ability to add air assist to the laser which other well know lasers can not do. I love my opt lasers kit and will be getting more from them in the future for another X-Carve or any other machines I may obtain.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

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