2017年9月28日星期四

How much does a laser engraving machine cost?

When someone wants to purchase a laser engraving machine, he may ask: 

how much does a laser engraving machine cost

Is it very expensive? 

Do you have any cheaper laser engraving machines? 

I will tell you: 

Different size, different cost.

Different laser power, different cost.

Small Size laser engraver machine like 600*900mm size costs about $3000.00~$5000.00.

Big Size laser engraver machine like 1300*2500mm size costs about $5000.00~10000.00

Bigger size, higher cost.

Higher laser power, higher cost.

What is needed most is high-quality Laser engraving machines, not only a cheap one. When we search some laser machines from the online market, especially in the abroad online market, we should not only pay attention to the laser machine price, but also pay more attention to the machine quality and the after-sale service.

2017年8月25日星期五

How much does a laser cutter cost?

Laser cutting equipment can provide your company with a quick and efficient way to cut and engrave objects. Cutting with laser machines is cleaner than most other cutting methods, and often requires less deburring and finishing after the cuts. Although this depends on the materials you cut, laser cutting is famous for making precise and accurate cuts.

Pricing and costs of laser cutting machines vary greatly depending on the model, type and power of laser. If you plan to cut metal or other thick materials, you'll need a higher watt laser than if you wanted to cut thinner materials, like cloth. However, the higher the laser's wattage, the higher the price. It's up to you to balance cost and practicality.

1. Optimizing your controlling computer's software and hardware can help your laser cutter function faster, although the upgrade can be expensive.

2. Entry-level laser cutting units usually contain very weak lasers, suitable only for light engraving or cutting. Using an underpowered laser to cut a thick or tough material can ruin the surface, requiring costly material replacement.

3. Most suppliers of laser cutting machines sell models in a variety of sizes. Cutting larger objects will require an expensive larger machine.

Purchasing a high watt laser cutter machine can be can be cost effective for prolific cutters

If you don't know what you plan to cut, or you simply want to cut a wide variety of materials, a high watt laser is best. This type of laser is strong enough to cut and engrave almost anything, giving you the flexibility you need. However, high wattage laser cutting machines are generally much more expensive than entry level units. You can pay anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 for some models. 

Ask for a quote when purchasing a custom-designed laser cutting machinery or custom laser cutting

Prices vary widely for custom-designed laser cutting machines. Things you should take into account when estimating the cost of your custom model are wattage, work-surface size, the type of laser and any extra features you require. Generally, the larger the wattage and work-surface, the larger the price. Always discuss what features your custom model should have, and get an itemized price quote. This generally costs around $2,000 to $5,000, although it varies. Or, you could build your own laser cutter. 

Select laser cutting machine that use fiber laser

Laser cutting with fiber lasers is more energy efficient, accurate and economical for most high-end industries. Fiber laser machines make more accurate cuts than more traditional CO2 lasers, and have a longer lifespan. Fiber lasers tend to be more expensive than traditional lasers, but last longer and require less maintenance and replacement parts. Fiber lasers usually cost around $25,000 to $65,000. 

The cost of laser cutter for sale can be very expensive. If you plan to use the machine for a single project or aren't sure you can afford one, consider hiring a cutting service and using its laser cutting machine facilities. Some will even cut your parts for you.

How much does a CNC router machine cost?

CNC router machine is designed to cut, drill, cart, and rout a variety of materials, including wood, plastics, rubber, acrylic and certain types of metal. They are automated machines that operate with incredible accuracy and speed.

CNC router machines used in variety of industries, including furniture design, circuit board manufacturing and plastics manufacturing. They can be used to carve wood, create moldings, design craft items - or the can be used to high-tech manufacturing. The list of possibilities is quite long. 

Modern CNC router machines are much more efficient than the hand tools of the past. They rely on computers to tell the motors how far to move and where to cut. You'll need an employee to set up the machine and tell it where to cut, but after that the process is entirely automated. The employee can walk away until the process is complete. 

There are several types of CNC routers, each with varying price ranges: 

  • Two-axis models are designed primarily for hobbyists. 
  • Three- and four-axis models are the most common for industrial applications. The four-axis allows for more detailed carving work. 
  • Five-axis models are only used in very advanced and high-tech industries, such as automotive and aerospace. 

Speed and automation are the greatest advantages CNC routers provide over traditional hand tools. You can accomplish jobs at a much faster pace and with fewer employees - saving both time and money.

CNC Router Average Costs


Most CNC machines cost tens of thousands of dollars. But before you faint from sticker shock, consider the long-term savings the machines provide.

  • The most basic of three-axis models sell for anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Mid-range machines used for panel processing and signage are likely to cost anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000.
  • High-end machines often cost $50,000 to $150,000.

Additional CNC Router Costs and Fees

In addition to the machine itself, you'll need to purchase a computer-aided design (CAD) software package in order to create the designs. Those usually run anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000. 

Training usually costs anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per day. Depending on the knowledge level of your staff, the process could take a few hours or several days. Installation also tends to run $500 to $1,000 per day.

Shipping starts at several hundred dollars and can cost up to $3,000.

Some dealers offer packages that bundle the cost of the machine, training, shipping, and installation. So be sure to ask if a package like that is available before deciding on your purchase.


2017年7月17日星期一

What is a Laser Marking Machine?


Laser Marking Machine introduction:

Laser marking machine can mark in a variety of different materials’ surface with a permanent mark. Marking effect is through the material surface to reveal the deep material evaporation, which engraved exquisite patterns, trademarks and text.

---The principle of laser marking machine:

1. “Thermal processing "has a high energy density of the laser beam (which is a concentrated energy flow), irradiated on the surface of the material being processed, the material surface absorbs laser energy, in the irradiation area to generate a thermal excitation process, so that the material surface (or coated Layer) temperature rise, resulting in metamorphosis, melting, ablation, evaporation and so on.

This way the laser marking machine can be divided into:

CO2 laser marking machine

fiber laser marking machine

YAG laser marking machine

2. “Cold processing" has a very high energy photon, can interrupt the material (especially organic materials) or the surrounding medium chemical bonds, to the material non-thermal process damage. This cold work has a special meaning in laser marking processing. Because it is not a thermal ablation, so the processed surface layer and the area does not produce heating or thermal deformation.

It including:

UV laser marking machine

Green laser marking machine

Infrared laser marking machine

----Marking materials difference:

I. YAG laser marking machine only can mark on metal materials, such as steel,brass,aluminum,etc.

II. Co2 laser marking machine main used to work on nonmetal materials,such as wood,leather,glass,paper etc.

III. Fiber laser marking machine can used on almost all the metal and nonmetal materials except wood and transparent materials(glass,acrylic).

IV. UV,green and Infrared laser main use in high-end extremely fine IC product marking,price is high.

NOTE: Due to YAG laser has so many consumable parts and difficult setting,so now YAG laser almost not selling in the market. Most work can be replaced by the fiber laser.

Co2 laser marking machine:

It can engrave on most non-metallic materials: paper, leather, wood, plastic, plexiglass, fabric, acrylic, bamboo, rubber, crystal, jade, ceramics, glass and artificial stone.

The co2 laser source can choose Chinese glass tube,and imported metal laser tube, the main brand is Synrad,coherent and Rofin.

The difference is the lifespan,the glass tube lifespan about 3000-5000 hours,the metal tube lifespan is about 20000-40000 hours.The metal tube can be air inflation for reuse.

STJ-80C
STJ-30C
STJ-30C-Flying
co2 laser marking machine
co2 laser marking machine

co2 laser marking machine
This model main adopt glass tube 50W,80W,100W,130 and 150W.All water-cooling.
This type with Synrad,coherent or Rofin metal tube,the tube is short,low power is air-cooling, The power has 10W,30W,50W,etc.
This type with conveyor belt for production line working,such as food package bags, plastic bottles,etc.

Fiber laser marking machine:

Fiber lasers are divided into two main categories: Q-switch fiber laser and MOPA fiber laser.

Q-switch: 10W,20W,30W, 50W (Main brand is Max and Raycus, Max is cheaper,and Raycus quality is better)

MOPA: 20W M1+,20W M6+,30W M1+,30W M6+,(LM1-60W/70W/100W/120W/150W/200W for choose, expensive,almost no use in marking)

The difference between Q-switch and MOPA,please check from STYLECNC website:

http://www.stylecnc.com/cnc-solutions/The-difference-between-MOPA-and-Q-switch-laser-marking-machine.html

It has the characteristics of good beam quality, small volume, fast speed, long working life, flexible installation and maintenance. Widely used in integrated circuit chips, computer accessories, industrial bearings, watches and clocks, electronic and communications products, aerospace devices, all kinds of auto parts, home appliances, hardware tools, molds, wire and cable, food packaging, jewelry, tobacco and military Field graphics and text markings.

STYLECNC main design for choose:

Mini type
Portable type
Stand type
mini fiber laser marking machine
portable fiber laser marking machine
30w fiber laser marking machine
Flying type
Stand enclosed type
Small enclosed type
flying fiber laser marking machine
enclosed fiber laser marking machine
  3d fiber laser marking machine

2017年6月25日星期日

S2 cabinet furniture CNC router with 5+4 gang drills

CNC Router Functions:
Intelligent full automatic CNC router S2 for panel furniture production is one highly automated nesting solution with Automatic Loading system,Automatic pushing system and Automatic convey belt uploading system. The complete work cycle of loading, nesting, drilling ,cutting,engraving and unloading is carried out automatically, which instead of the workers,eliminating error,improve the output and reduce the cost.

2017年5月24日星期三

Intelligent mark positioning laser marking machine


1. Intelligent mark positioning laser marking machine is a low-cost, simple and effective tool which in conjunction with BJJCZ software, allows the user to have an accurate and detailed view of exactly what is makring on the table from the marking scan head.

2. The Cyclops camera is mounted on the marking head and looks at the whole area of the marking table below the head. The image from the camera can be displayed on software in the computer. 

3. Cyclops system match the marking area and camera view area. Used Background show software and Calibration software.

4. The Cyclops camera position scan head and camera locate in same coordinate system after calibrate. Scan speed of cyclops is above 5000mm/s.

Laser marking machine with cyclops system advantages:

1. No need extra camera.
2. No need red light.
3. No need manul focal length setting
4. Draw where, mark where.

Technical parameters of fiber laser marking machine with cyclops system:

Model
STJ-30F
Laser power                                  
30W Raycus (JPT MOPA type for choose)
Supports graphical format                          
PLT, BMP, JPG, PNG, TIP, PCX, TGA, ICO, DXF
Beam quality
m2<2
Power stability
(8h) <± 1% rms
Pulse repetition frequency            
20KHZ ---- 100KHZ
Power consumed
<800W
Minimum line width                        
50μm
Minimum character                        
0.3mm
Laser Wavelength                        
1064nm
Galvanometer Size                      
110 * 110mm (optional)
Whole machine power
500w
Cooling way
Air cooling
Operating voltage                        
110/220V ± 10% /,50/60HZ
Ambient operating temperature      
15 ° C - 35 ° C
Weight
90KG
Dimensions  
75*47*107cm
Packing    
plywood wooden packaging

STYLECNC supply all kinds of Laser Marking machine,welcome to inquiry with detail requires.