Next Wave Automation has just introduced a 7 W, plug-and-play, solid state laser module. The module has enough power to engrave wood and leather, and can cut fabric, veneer, and most woods up to 1/8 in. thick. The unit can be mounted or removed by inserting it into the router collet – the router itself does not need to be removed. Features include an integrated cooling fan, soft-start for diode protection, PWM control for smoother gray scale images, LED status lights for input laser enabled and laser on, thermal shutdown control and over burn compensation control.