Purchasing a high watt laser cutter machine can be can be cost effective for prolific cuttersIf 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 cuttingPrices 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 laserLaser 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.
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.
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.
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:
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: