10. Machine Purchasing Guide
A lot of good laser cutting machines are available but before selecting a machine you need look into different factors like
- your budget
- what materials you need to cut
- machine size
- service and technical support
- import duty
Top International Brands
If your budget is above 10000$ you can choose these lasers, their sales and service are available across the globe.
Branded lasers have come with different bed sizes and powers you can contact them and ask for the available options
- Trotec Laser
- Epilog Laser
- Full spectrum
Chinese lasers are very cheap compared to others also it has good quality but the problem is support and importing issues, they are providing parts replacement and online support.
Some companies also selling through eBay and amazon it is also a great option.
- Bodor Laser
- Leapion Laser
- Leiming Laser
Chinese brands are coming with almost the same bed size and power, but the quality may vary with manufacturers.
Commonly Available Powers : 40 Watts,60 Watts,80 Watts,100 Watts,120 Watts,150 Watts
Available Bed Sizes : 30cmX20cm ,30cmX60cm,60cmX90cm,130cmX90cm,4 feet X 8 feet
A lot of other brands are available in the market , you can search and find a proper manufacturer for your requirement.
How to Choose your Machine Power?
Before purchasing a machine for your specific purpose you need to think about mainly two factors one is bed size and other is machine power, you can easily identify machine bed size but need to find the power is not easy for beginners, the following table will help you to choose your machine
Minimum laser machine power required for cutting different materials
|40 Watts||60 Watts||80 Watts||100 Watts||150 Watts|
|Plywood||2 mm||6 mm||10 mm||12 mm||15 mm|
|MDF||3 mm||8 mm||10 mm||12 mm||15 mm|
|Acrylic||2 mm||8 mm||12 mm||15 mm||20 mm|
|Paper||0.1 mm -5 mm||0.1 mm -5 mm||0.1 mm -5 mm||0.1 mm -5 mm||0.1 mm -5 mm|
|Leather||1 mm||3 mm||4 mm||5 mm||7 mm|
|Rubber||2 mm||3 mm||4 mm||5 mm||7 mm|