Which is the Better Laser Engraving Machine: Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro vs. Aufero Laser 2

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lifestyle has changed greatly in the past 2 years. We have more time to stay at home, that’s why DIY-related products became one of the most trending product categories in 2021. Among them, Ortur laser master 2 pro laser engraving machine is one of the hottest selling laser engravers. To make laser engraving machines more affordable and bring DIY fun to more laser engraving lovers, Ortur launched Aufero, a sub-brand focused on beginner-friendly laser engraving machines. Soon after that, Aufero laser 1, the out-of-the-box laser engraving machine became very popular. But for some DIYers and self-employed workers, 180*180mm engraving machine is not enough, so Ortur released a new model, Aufero laser 2 to fulfill the need of users on a lower budget who also don’t want to sacrifice important features.

Since Aufero laser 2 is upgraded in a lot of features, it is quite similar to the hot-selling Ortur laser master 2 pro. This article will make a side-by-side comparison of Ortur laser master 2 pro and Aufero laser 2, and tell you which is the better laser engraving machine for you.

The Specification Comparison

 

Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro

Aufero Laser 2

Product Picture

 

Motherboard

OLM - MAXUP - V10 Motherboard,
with 32Bits MCU

OLM - PRO - V1.2 Motherboard, with 32Bits ESP32MCU

Firmware

V1.8 Firmware

V1.8 Firmware

Safety Precautions

1. Active Position Protection

1. Active Position Protection

2. Exposure Duration Detection and Limitation

2. Exposure Duration Detection and Limitation

3. Laser Beam Safety Guard

3. Laser Beam Safety Guard

4. Flame Detector

4. 24V Power Delivery System

5. Emergency Stop Button

5. Power control system: if shutdown the machine, it would cut the power

Support Add-ons

1. Ortur Control Box (Offline Controller)

1. Aufero Control Box (Offline Controller)

2. Adjustable Z-axis Lifting Device

2. Adjustable Z-axis Lifting Device

3. YRR 2.0 Rotary Roller

3. YRR 2.0 Rotary Roller

4. Detachable Cover

4. Detachable Cover

Frame Materials

Aluminum + Powder Coated Steel

Aluminum + Acrylic

Motors

NEMA 17 Stepper Motors

NEMA 17 Stepper Motors

Mechanical Precision

Y: 12.5um, X: 12.5um

Y: 12.5um, X: 12.5um

Pixel Accuracy

Adjustable

Adjustable

(Default: 300 pixels per inch, about 0.81um Pixel Accuracy)

(Default: 300 pixels per inch, about 0.81um Pixel Accuracy)

Engraving Area

400mm * 400mm

390mm * 390mm

Available Laser Modules

Ortur LU2-4-SF 24V/2A 

(2nd Generation FAC , Luminous Power: 4,500 - 5,000mw)

Aufero LU2-4-SF

(Luminous Power: 4,500-5,500mw)

Ortur LU2-4-LF 24V/2A

(2nd Generation FAC , Luminous Power: 4,500-5,000mw)

Aufero LU2-4-LF

(Luminous Power: 4,500-5,500mw)

WaveLength

445 ± 5nm

445±5nm

Focus

Fixed Focus

Fixed Focus

Default Focal Length

50mm

50mm

(from the heat sink to the object)

(from the heat sink to the object)

Control Mode

PWM

PWM

Power Rate

S0 - S1,000

S0 - S1,000

Engraving Speed

0 - 10,000mm/min

0 - 10,000mm/min

Baud Rate

115200 - 921600 (Default: 115200)

115200 - 921600 (Default: 115200)

Computer OS

Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10 (LaserGRBL)

Mac and Linux (LightBurn)

Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10 (LaserGRBL)

Mac and Linux (LightBurn)

Control Softwares

LaserGRBL (free), LightBurn (Paid Software)

LaserGRBL (free), LightBurn (Paid Software)

Input Format

JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, SVG, etc.

JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, SVG, etc.

Available Materials of Engraving

Wood Board, Paperboard, Black Acrylic, Leather, Food, Stainless Steel, Powder Coated Metal, etc.

Wood Board, Paperboard, Black Acrylic, Leather, Food, Stainless Steel, Power Coated Metal, etc.

Available Materials of Cutting

Wood Board, Paperboard, Black Acrylic, Leather, Felt Cloth, Dark Color Plastic Sheet (Melt), etc.

Wood Board, Paperboard, Black Acrylic, Leather, Felt Cloth, Dark Color Plastic Sheet (Melt), etc.

Input Voltage

110V-220V (Compatible)

110V-220V (Compatible)

Power Adapter Output

24V/2A

24V/2A

Operating Temp.

-20°C - 50°C

-20°C - 50°C

Color

Black

Silver

Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro & Aufero Laser 2 Have The Same Engraving Speed

As noticed, Aufero laser 2 has a 0 - 10,000mm/min engraving speed, the same as Ortur laser master 2 pro, while Aufero laser 1 has an engraving speed of only 0 - 5,000mm/min. That’s because Aufero laser 2 has a more stable structure, its max engraving speed can reach up to 15,000mm/min in stable situations. Aufero laser 2 uses a low center of gravity design, effectively reducing the shaking caused by high-speed engraving. Other than that, Aufero laser 2 is equipped with the same 9th generation motherboard as Ortur laser master 2 pro, which has higher MCU frequency and faster calculation speed.

Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro Has A Slightly Bigger Engraving Area

With the same aluminum alloy frame, Ortur laser master 2 pro and Aufero laser 2 have almost the same engraving area, Ortur laser master 2 pro is 400mm * 400mm and Aufero laser master 2 is 390mm * 390mm, the difference is only 1cm on each side.

Ortur Laser Master 2 Pro Has Extra Safety Precautions

One of the most important features of laser engraving machines is safety precautions. Laser engravers are not toys, the energy of the laser is very high. If a laser engraving machine is not used properly, it can easily ignite wood, paper and even your desk. Both Ortur laser master 2 pro and Aufero laser 2 have active position protection and exposure duration detection and limitation. Their laser module will be automatically stopped when the machine is not properly placed or the laser module didn’t move in a period of time. This can effectively prevent burning a hole in your desk or start a garage fire.

As a laser engraving machine with a higher price, Ortur laser master 2 pro has 2 extra safety precautions. By looking at Ortur laser master 2 and Aufero laser 2, you can see Ortur laser master 2 pro has an extra big red button, it is the emergency stop button, allowing you to manually stop the machine when something goes wrong. For Aufero laser 2, when you want to stop engraving for an emergency, you need to unplug it, the machine will stop automatically because of the power control system. Other than that, Ortur laser master 2 pro also has a flame detector, it will buzz when the flame is detected.

Another important thing to know before getting a laser engraving machine is, when cutting or engraving some materials, it may generate toxic gas or smoke, so please make sure your laser engraving machine is placed in a ventilated place, or you can buy a metal enclosure protect box for Ortur laser master 2 laser engraving machine, and the metal enclosure for Aufero laser 2 will be launched soon.

Aufero Laser 2 is More Affordable

As a laser engraving machine that only focus on the most important features, Aufero laser 2 is more budget-friendly, about 12% cheaper than Ortur laser master 2 pro. The engraving speed and engraving area are almost the same as Ortur laser master 2 pro, and Aufero laser 2’s multiple safety precautions are just enough for most users. You can choose Aufero laser 2 with SF or LF laser module, for cutting or engraving different materials.

Click here to read the differences between short focus and long focus laser modules.

Conclusion

You will have tons of fun with both the Ortur laser master 2 pro and Aufero laser 2. Although the brand Aufero is more budget-friendly compared to Ortur, Aufero laser 2 is the faster, larger, more stable, and more powerful version of Aufero laser 1, all the upgraded features make Aufero laser 2 almost as good as Ortur laser master 2 pro, only more affordable. If you don’t need the extra safety precautions, Aufero laser 2 is the best budget choice for you. Besides, personally, I love the look of Aufero laser 2, it's a complete change from the usual black frame. Here we have a beautiful aluminum.

 


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