LightBurn is layout, editing, and control software for your laser cutter. With LightBurn you can:
- Import artwork in a variety of common vector graphic and image formats (including AI, PDF, SVF, DXF, PLT, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP)
- Arrange, modify, or even create new vector shapes within the editor
- Apply settings like power, speed, number of passes, cut order, and much more
- Send the result directly to your laser cutter
LightBurn is a native application written for Windows, OSX, and Linux.
Designed to Work With Your Laser
LightBurn talks directly to your laser, without the use of additional software.
We currently support most GCode and Ruida based controllers. GCode controllers, including Grbl, Smoothie, and Grbl-LPC, Marlin, and Ruida controllers, including the RDC6442G, RDC63344, RDLC-320A, and the R5-DSP are among those supported. More controllers will be added soon, so if you don't see yours listed, send us a message - maybe we're already working on it!
If your controller is GCode or Ruida based, even if it's not listed it might be supported already - Download the free trial and try it for yourself. If it doesn't work, it often only takes a day or two to make the required changes to support a new board in these families.
Please note that LightBurn does not support the stock M2-Nano board in the popular K40 laser. This board does not offer control of power through software- we recommend upgrading the board to take full advantage of LightBurn.