Whether it’s leather or non-metal, a laser cutting machine (also known as a laser engraver and designer’s tool) can cut it. A CO2 laser machine is commonly used in the textile, leather, shoe, acrylic cutting, and pen engraving industries, among others. Being the go-to source for laser cutting machines, Prakash is a crucial player in the footwear and bag manufacturing sectors. The laser cutting machines can be classified into single head and double head machines. By following the advice in this manual, you should have no trouble selecting the ideal laser cutter for your needs.
Today, the market is flooded with countless laser machine manufacturers and a wide variety of laser tools. There is a plethora of options; picking one would be difficult. Exactly how do you decide?
The laser machine you choose can cost tens of thousands of dollars, so it’s important to get it correctly. If not, you’ll feel the sting of financial ruin.
But don’t fret; picking the best laser cutter for your company is a breeze with the information provided in this piece.
The quantity of cutting work that can be done by this machine is directly proportional to its power output. There is a direct correlation between the cutting power output of a laser cutter and the density of the material it can cut. Hence, you can select a machine with adequate cutting power according to the material you plan to cut.
Here, your financial resources will play a key role. The primary factors to think about are how much work you have for the laser cutting machine, as well as your budget.
3. Optical Clarity
The efficiency and reliability of a laser cutting machine are heavily reliant on the components it uses for cutting. There is a common misconception that a machine’s efficiency may be gauged in part by its power consumption, but this is not the case. Yet, the quality of the optics is more crucial than the amount of power available. For this reason, the quality of the laser cutter’s optical components should be prioritized over the machine’s power consumption. You should observe demonstrations of the machine’s performance on a variety of materials and in a variety of circumstances to guarantee the quality of its optics.
4. Bed Dimensions
The bed size is the X and Y dimensions of the cutting area. The size of the materials you are working with will have an effect on this variable. In order to cut huge sheets of acrylic, for instance, the industry often requires a machine with a wider work surface of 900 mm by 1300 mm. Larger bed sizes allow for simultaneous cutting of bulky materials on the same machine. There is some variation in bed size between several models that fall into the same general category.
5. Cooling and Ventilation
The usage of any mechanical device causes it to heat up, both because of the current flowing through it and because of the friction created by the machine’s moving parts rubbing against one another. That’s why it’s crucial to get a laser cutter that has an integrated cooling system capable of dissipating the excess heat produced during the cutting process. Working conditions could become intolerable if this does not change. With these considerations in mind, we equip all of our equipment with high-quality chillers that, when coupled, provide an effective cooling system that requires less upkeep.
6. Software Prerequisites
Particularly when discussing the metric system in which a machine operates, the importance of software requirements cannot be overstated. For instance, it would be confusing to buy an equipment designed for use with SI units and then have to convert all of your field work to BG units. Converting each instance would be a hassle.
7. Floor Area
If your workshop is small, a large machine is unnecessary. The smaller size is what you need right now. Consult with our staff to determine the optimal course of action.
The fact that certain laser cutters will have extra features built in is a major benefit. One with a rotary tool, for instance, is superior to one that can only cut plane surfaces because it may be used for engraving round things. The optimal performance add-ons can be explored based on the model in question.
There is a universal goal behind the invention of machinery: to maximize productivity. The smooth operation of any machine is dependent on regular servicing. The laser cutting machine’s upkeep is straightforward, as it just requires adhering to a few basic rules.
10. Advantages of Using a Laser Cutting Machine
Think about how useful this could be in the long run. The cutting speed of the machine is great, and it is also quite efficient in terms of the number of errors it makes. The machine is useful in that it helps cut down on both power consumption and time spent doing mundane tasks. The machine’s user-friendliness stems from its clever layout and small size. As laser cutting machines are fully automated, they take up little space and are simple to load and unload.
11. Function type
What is the plan for this apparatus? This is the primary factor to think about before committing to a purchase. The primary uses for this machine are cutting and engraving. Make a choice first! As the materials you can cut with a laser cutter vary in their requirements, it’s important to first determine what you’ll be cutting before purchasing a laser cutter.
12. Keep in Mind These 5 Crucial Factors
Take into account the following five items as a conclusion:
- Everything you’ll need for your project.
- Which of the materials below do you anticipate cutting the hardest?
- How thick can the material get before you need to make cuts?
- How long is the longest piece you’ll need to cut? How wide is it? How tall is it?
- If you want to meet your production goals, how quickly do you need to cut?