Which laser is the right one for me?
At Trotec, I look after our customers and employees as part of the Trotec Academy. Almost every customer will ask the three questions above prior to purchasing a laser machine. I am lucky enough to be able to accompany many of our prospective customers through their purchase decision, which begins long before the purchase. Some prospective customers have a special application request or questions about materials, while some simply want more information. The location of these initial discussions varies, some at our showrooms, some at trade fairs and others over the phone. As part of our Trotec Academy training program, I am also in an active exchange with our customers and thus gain insight into their business development.
The short answer is that there is no blanket answer to which laser machine is “the best” as it all depends on your business requirements. Prior to purchasing a laser machine there are four questions that you should ask yourself:
- What do you want to do with the laser?
- Which materials do you want to process?
- Which laser power is the right one?
- How easy is it to use a laser for cutting and engraving?
At this point I would like to give you three personal tips: