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How to choose a laser cutting machine?

by TM Maria Be a king in your own kingdom

At present there is an almost innumerable amount of industries that use diverse raw materials that require going through various transformation or modification processes to complete their conversion of material to product or piece of a product. But there are many materials that are used for manufacturing and that require difficult processes such as cutting, especially because they are materials with great hardness and strength.


Derived from this, it is necessary to have special equipment, well designed and with the necessary technological implementations to be able to achieve the cutting of the material. In spite of this, at the same time equipment that cuts without mistreating or causing any deformity or problem for the material that is being used is required.

Perhaps it is for these reasons that sometimes it is difficult to choose a cutting machine suitable for the needs of each industry, especially when precision and cutting efficiency is required, but at the same time delicacy is needed, as the processing of the material does not end with the cut and other procedures are necessary, for which a piece cut in a neat way is required.

At present the cutters that use laser technology are the most used for their great functionality, ease of use, speed, precision, quality, efficiency and great versatility, because they can be used for cutting materials such as metal, wood, glass , high strength plastic and other polymers and materials.

But as it happens with practically all the equipment and modern technological devices, there is not a single type of laser cutter, but several models with specific characteristics and different from the others, since the specialization and specificity in the tasks is one of the requirements of the current industry, which can cause some people, workers and even companies to have problems when choosing the right equipment that fully meets their needs and production requirements.

For this reason, the following is a brief series of qualities, characteristics and descriptions to approach the buyer in the most effective way to a correct choice of your cutter, so that this has a team that meets the expectations of the customer of the machine and do not suffer disappointments.

In the past, not long ago, several of the most modern technologies were practically unattainable for most companies and entrepreneurs, however, with the passage of time their price has been decreasing, thus facilitating the use of these technologies as part of many equipment and systems designed for various purposes.

Specifically, the union of two modern technologies (but with a considerable past) has allowed the construction of industrial equipment of high quality, precision and functionality. It deals with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology and lasers.

The union of these two technologies has resulted in the creation of all types of equipment with varied functions, among which the laser cutting machine in its different variants, equipment whose ability to cut and engrave various types of materials with high precision and great quality has been proven.

But the question remains unanswered: How to know which laser cutter to choose?

The choice depends largely on the functions you want to perform, the results you want to have, the materials used and especially if you want a piece of equipment to cut and record or just a piece of equipment for cutting or engraving.

In the first place, it is clear that the best type of equipment used to cut is the one that makes use of laser and CNC technology, we just need to know what technological addition to these two is the most appropriate and effective. The main equipment that exists to perform these functions are the CO2, YAG and fiber optic laser cutters. Each of these teams has useful functions and capabilities for cutting materials, but there are differences that make them ideal for one task or another.

Laser cutters use a gas assist to improve the speed and quality of the cut. The most commonly used gases are nitrogen and oxygen in different amounts and compounds. In this respect, there are no major differences between one team and another.

The durability of each team is another feature that some may consider. The three teams have a high durability and resistance, but the fiber optic laser cutter has a much longer life time.

To choose the laser cutting machine that best suits the conditions and needs of the user should consider these elements, but the most important are undoubtedly the type of material to be cut and what function you want to perform.


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