We offer laser cutters from entry-level models to high-end machines for professionals, from small to large format laser cutting machines with 2 x 3 m. Acrylic, wood, paper and plastic are just a few of the materials a laser machine can cut precisely and engrave in detail. Find the right laser cutting machine for your application.
Advantages of a laser cutter
A laser cutter can cut and engrave many materials. Laser cutting is a fast, efficient, non-contact cutting process.
Versatility of material processing
Use the same machine to cut and engrave
Precise cutting of complex geometries and materials
No post-processing of the material
Trotec laser cutters at a glance.
The dimensions of your workpieces are a decisive factor when choosing the right laser cutter: The length and width of the working area as well as the maximum workpiece height are decisive. Always compare these dimensions with the technical data of our laser machines.
Speedy series – high-performance laser cutters and engravers
The high-performance laser cutters of the Speedy series automatically adjust the cutting speed to match the geometry of your designs. They are also the fastest laser engravers on the market. Combined with the laser software Ruby®, we guarantee an optimal workflow. This enables excellent quality at maximum throughput.
|Working area (W x D)||up to 40 x 24 in|
|Max. workpiece height||11 in|
|Laser type||CO2, flexx or fiber laser|
|Laser power||20 - 120 watts|
Which laser cutter is right for my application?
The right laser cutter for every application and every industry. Need more information before buying a laser machine? Find everything you need to know about laser cutting in our guide.
Laser technology for signage and displays
Produce POS displays, neon signs, advertising signs and acrylic letters cost-effectively with a laser cutter. Laser finishing of acrylic is up to 88% more economical than using alternative technologies like milling. Get sealed cut edges in soft signage applications, like cutting beach flags or textile coverings. There’s no need for any post-processing. The large format laser cutting machines of the SP series enable part sizes of 2 x 3 m. Printed materials can be cut accurately. This enables a multitude of Print&Cut applications. Create laser-cut signage for indoor and outdoor use. With a laser cutter, you can implement virtually any design on signage, whether it’s filigree motifs or complex designs.
Advanced manufacturing technology in schools, universities and FabLabs
Laser cutting offers many opportunities, especially to young people and students in the fields of engineering, product design, art, fashion and architecture. It allows them to work with a wide variety of materials and expands their knowledge in product development and manufacturing. By using laser cutters, complex shapes and designs can be created, which enhances the students' creativity and technical skills. Exposing laser cutters to digital workflows, such as programming and controlling production processes, enables new ways of learning. Laser cutters are efficient and easy to use, and they can cut the smallest details with precision.
Flexible and process-optimized manufacturing
Our industrial laser cutters offer flexible and process-optimized manufacturing by optimizing digital workflows and processes. They are ideal for cutting functional films, engineering plastics, and housings in precision mechanics and automotive manufacturing, as they can reduce process costs and maximize flexibility. Laser cutting is distinguished by high-quality results and a wear-free process. The results are best suited to industrial applications such as store fitting, textile cutting, component cutting and furniture making. The high quality and reliability of our laser cutters ensure efficient and productive production that meets the demands of modern industry.
Realize unique customer wishes and individual products
Implement original ideas quickly and easily without any time-consuming cutting by hand. With a laser machine you can cut anything from wooden decorative items to paper cards and leather products. Additionally, the laser cutters enable you to individualize products with a name or photo engraving. Cut and engrave single pieces, small series and even large series at low cost. Personalization with a laser machine can increase the selling price by 5 to 10 times compared to a standard product.
Precise cuts in the textile industry; unique creations in the fashion industry
A laser cutting machine offers a precise and efficient way to cut materials such as linen, cotton, silk, leather and faux leather. The heat of the laser beam seals the edges of synthetic fabrics like polyester or fleece. This prevents fraying and eliminates the need for post-processing.
Laser cutting enables the creation of complex patterns and designs. These designs become reproducible through the use of laser technology, which is often not the case with manual work. In addition, using a laser cutter in the fashion industry enables garments and accessories to be personalized. For example, leather jackets, shoes and bags can be customized with logos, names or other motifs.
What materials can I cut with a laser machine?
The following materials can be cut with a CO2 laser.
Laser software Ruby®: Move quickly from the idea to the finished cut product.
All processing steps for laser users are integrated in our Ruby® software. Switch between graphics editing and laser job preparation at any time. Create simple designs directly in Ruby® and make changes to existing graphics without needing an additional graphics design program. Especially when it comes to cutting, Ruby® provides great support in preparing graphics with its "Bitmap Vectorization" function. Easily convert the raster graphics into vector graphics for laser cutting. The Print&Cut application with Ruby® also helps to optimize your workflow. The software corrects inaccuracies by automatically calculating the difference and virtually rotating or positioning the original file, so that the cutting path perfectly matches the printed material. You already use a laser machine? Download Ruby® and discover the intuitive user interface.
Curious about what other features Ruby® offers to make your daily laser work easier?
Accessories and service offers for your laser cutter
The right working table for your application
The multi-functional table concept allows you to select the appropriate table for an application and easily switch it as needed. This ensures the highest processing quality and productivity.
Atmos laser exhaust system – worlds better
Laser cutters and Atmos exhaust systems form a perfectly overall solution. Dust and gases are removed properly and safely. It prevents unsightly smoke deposits around the cut and flaming on top of the material, resulting in excellent cutting quality. The time required for cleaning after laser cutting is minimized.
TroCare protection plan
Investing in a laser cutter is a significant step when it comes to building your laser business. Unexpected repair costs, order rejections or even a breakdown of the machine would be disastrous. That's why our TroCare packages offer preventive measures:
- Predictable operating costs
- Annual maintenance for maximum cutting performance
- Competent support from experienced service technicians, discounts on Academy training courses, spare parts & repairs.
Trotec Academy – Know-how increases efficiency
Our Academy program offers further training on subjects like photo engraving, acrylic cutting, woodworking with the laser cutter, and how laser engraving and cutting can be made more precise. We offer seminars on laser basics for you and your new employees: material processing, laser cutting and engraving.
Useful insights about laser cutters and laser cutting.
Would you like to learn more about laser cutting machines before making an investment? Find out everything you need to know about laser cutting in this guide.
The laser system follows the selected geometry and separates the material in the process. The heat from the laser beam burns, melts or vaporizes the material.
High precision, speed and versatility – this is how the laser cutting process impresses. You can cut almost any material with a laser cutter.
The optimal laser power depends largely on which application you perform most often.
Advantages of a laser cutter in comparison with other technologies.
What do you need to consider before choosing a laser cutter that’s perfect for your application?
A comparison of the different laser sources
Laser cutters differ primarily in the laser sources they use. Each laser type has its own advantages and disadvantages and is suitable for processing different materials. Trotec laser cutters use a CO2 laser source for cutting. This is a laser source that is mainly suitable for processing non-metallic materials as well as most plastics.
Other laser types: Fiber lasers are best suited to metal marking by tarnishing, as well as to metal engraving and high-contrast plastic marking. Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO (crystal lasers) are also suitable for marking metals and plastics. Unlike fiber lasers, YAG or vanadate lasers use relatively expensive pump diodes as wear material.
High power facilitates enormous flexibility
It’s always the individual application that dictates which laser power is recommended. But as a rule of thumb, more power enables faster cutting, provided the material (thickness) allows this. For laser cutting and high-speed applications, we generally recommend a laser power of more than 80 watts.
The maximum laser power affects both the quality of your products and the working time. While you can regulate the laser power via the software, the maximum power output depends on the hardware. Thin polyester fabric, for example, can be cut economically with a less powerful laser cutter (e.g. 60 watts), but you’ll need a more powerful machine (e.g. 400 watts) for 25 mm thick acrylic. Therefore, the following applies: A high-powered laser machine offers great flexibility since you can use it to process many different materials.
What material thickness can be laser cut?
A laser cutter can be used to cut a wide range of materials. There are four factors that determine the maximum cutting thickness: first, laser power; second, throughput; third, quality requirements and fourth, material type. Material thickness and recommended laser power for CO2 laser cutting:
|Materials||Recommended laser power (watts)|
|30 watts||60 watts||120 watts||200 watts||400 watts|
|Plywood||3 mm||8 mm||12 mm||12 mm||12 mm|
|MDF||3 mm||8 mm||15 mm||25 mm||25 mm|
|Solid wood||3 mm||8 mm||15 mm||25 mm||25 mm|
|Acrylic||3 mm||6 mm||12 mm||20 mm||25 mm|
|Paper||200 g/m²||300 g/m²||600 g/m²||600 g/m²||600 g/m²|
|Cardboard||200 g/m²||300 g/m²||600 g/m²||600 g/m²||600 g/m²|
|Corrugated board||Single wave C||Double wave EB||Double wave BC||Double wave BC||Double wave BC|
|Plastic sheets||1,6 mm||1,6 mm||1,6 mm||1,6 mm||1,6 mm|
|Stamps||2,3 mm||2,3 mm||2,3 mm||2,3 mm||2,3 mm|
Limitless application possibilities – fast and precise cuts
Whether you’re designing creative crafts, integrating the laser cutter into manufacturing, or using laser cutting as an advanced technology in schools or universities, our laser cutters enable the effortless, wear-free cutting of wood, acrylic, MDF, paper, textiles and foams with great accuracy and at tremendous speed. This ranges from the production of exclusive single pieces to entire series.
How much does a laser cutter cost?
What factors influence the price of your laser cutter?
We configure the laser cutters according to your requirements, which makes it impossible to us to quote an exact price. However, factors like laser power, work surface size and accessories (e.g. the exhaust system) will affect the overall price. Machines start from $9,900.
Details on influencing factors
Financing options at Trotec
Purchasing a laser cutter is a well-planned investment. To make the purchase of your new Trotec laser cutter easier, we can support you with various payment models:
- Payment in instalments
- Cash payment