This depends a lot on what you intend to do with the laser machine.
There are some aspects you should consider before investing into a laser machine:
- Which materials do you want to process?
- How large are your workpieces?
- How you want to use your laser engraver or cutter and for this how much laser power do you need?
- Do you need 24/7 machine reliability?
The materials you want to engrave or cut define the laser type you will need. If you want to process organic materials like wood, glass, paper or leather you will need a CO2 laser. For marking metals or plastics you will need a fiber laser. If you want to do both a flexx laser engraver is the right fit for you because it contains a CO2 and a fiber laser in one machine.
The size of your workpieces to be engraved or cut defines the size of the laser machine. In addition the number of workpieces per order plays also an important role. If your order consists of multiple items, they can be processed in one process. So you can save time and increase productivity.
The laser power can be easily regulated by the software. However, the maximum power depends on the hardware. The following applies: A laser machine with high laser power offers great flexibility as it allows you to process many different materials.
|Example: Engraving anodized aluminum - comparison of 30 and 80 watts
|Time per unit:
An important criterion for the success of your business is the reliability of the laser system as only a fully functional device will guarantee your delivery reliability. Trotec lasers are used around the world and the field experience of more than 30.000 of installed systems is evidence of expertise and customer confidence. With service and sales organizations in more than 90 countries, Trotec has a professional contact local to you. Maximum reliability and availability (e.g. 24/7 spare parts delivery) should, therefore, always be taken into consideration when making your decision.
Decisive for the purchase decision is the intended use and the desired application result. This is strongly influenced by technical conditions. On this page you can read the most important differences between chinese and western lasers.
After many talks with our customers, we've now summed up 10 questions that you should ask yourself before buying a laser machine. Once you have the answers to these questions you can make an educated decision in terms of finding the right laser machine and laser manufacturer to partner with.