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How to Choose Laser Cutter

How to Choose Laser Cutter

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics.

In recent years, laser cutting machines have been widely used in the processing of sheet metal, handicrafts, etc., whether in metal cutting or non-metal cutting. Laser cutting tech are quite mature but there are still many users who have a variety of problems.  How to buy a suitable laser cutting machine? Here we would like to help you how to choose laser cutter machine, you can consider from following aspects:

1.What kind of materials you are going to cut?

We must consider the scope of our business, what’s max thickness of the material to be cut, which materials need to be cut, etc., and then decide what is the power of the equipment and the size of the workbench should purchase. Currently, the power of the laser cutting machine on the market is between 500W-6000W. The size of the workbench can be customized according to customer needs.

2. The Power of the laser generator

Considering cutting machine performance, we should consider the laser power,it is critical. For example, we often cut metal sheets below 6 mm, then we choose the power 500W-700W laser cutting machine;if material thickness is more than 6 mm, we need to consider a higher power laser generator machine, which is cost saving for your enterprise.

3.Main Part of the laser cutting machine

Some important parts of the laser cutting machine, we also need to pay attention when purchasing. Laser generators, laser cutting heads, servo motors, guide rails, water tanks, etc., must be clearly defined as domestic or foreign. These components affect the cutting speed and accuracy of the laser cutting machine.

4.After sales service

Each manufacturer’s after-sales service are different, and the warranty period is also uneven. In the after-sales service, the daily maintenance program for the customer, for the machine and laser software, must have a training system to help customers get started as soon as possible.


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5. What kind of laser functions you need?

More functions more cost and surely more complicated. Therefore, you should learn what kind of laser functions needed before deciding to purchase the laser cutting machine, such as whether you need camera positioning device or automatic feeding, etc. Features, these are directly affecting the price.

6.Well-known brand laser or not?

Well-known brands mostly mean reliable,durable,accurate, easy & smart control system and good service at pre-sales & after sales.Surely,the cost comes higher,it may be double price expensive.It is a key to choose the best valuable laser machine at reasonable price.In Chinese the most popular laser cutting head brand are not only Precitec, Trumpf but also HANS, WSX and HGTECH are well known.

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