Laser power: Higher power offers greater flexibility
The most important factor that influences the laser power of your laser machine is the most common application that you will be processing. If laser engraving is your primary application, you will achieve good results with laser powers between 25 and 80 watts. For laser cutting or for very high speed applications, we recommend a laser power of more than 80 watts. Depending on the type of material, a different laser power allows you to achieve optimum results, for example, engraving paper usually requires less power than engraving wood. With acrylic, a uniformly homogeneous, not too deep engraving can be created using a low power. When processing engraving materials, for example plastic laminates such as TroLase, higher power allows faster work.
The laser power can be easily regulated by the software. However, the maximum power depends on the hardware. The following rule applies: A laser machine with high laser power offers great flexibility as it allows you to process many different materials.