Common types of laser machine
CNC laser cutting machine
A CNC laser cutting machine is the cutting equipment of the laser machine. This cutting method has the advantages of high flexibility, fast cutting speed, high production efficiency, and short product production cycle. Regardless of simple or complex parts, the laser cutting equipment can achieve a rapid prototyping cut.
The CNC laser cutting equipment often falls into two types: fiber laser cutting equipment and CO2 laser cutting equipment. A fiber laser cutter is also known as a metal laser cutting machine, steel laser cutter, or sheet metal laser cutter. The CO2 laser cutter is designed for cutting non-metallic materials. So it includes the wood laser cutter, laser paper cutter, acrylic laser cutter, laser fabric cutter, or leather laser cutter. The CNC laser cutter machines mainly realize the cutting of metal and non-metal materials. For instance, stainless steel, carbon steel, galvanized sheet, alloy, wood, acrylic, wood, paper, glass, rubber, and MDF.
Blue Digital Cutting Machine offers various types of CNC laser machine for cutting. For cutting metals, it has:
Fiber laser cutting equipment
Sheet metal laser cutter
Steel laser cutter
Metal laser cutting machine and other metal cutting machines.
For cutting non-metal materials, Blue Digital Cutting Machine offers:
Desktop laser cutter
Acrylic cutting machine
Laser paper cutter
Wood laser cutter, or laser wood cutting machine
Laser fabric cutter
Leather laser cutter.
Laser engraving machine
A laser engraving machine, also the laser engraving cutting machine, is an advanced laser machine that uses the heat energy of the laser to engrave materials. Features of the laser engraving machine include strong operability, multiple applicable materials, smooth cutting edges, fast processing speed, high precision, less waste, and high efficiency.
The cheap laser engraver falls into two types, fiber laser engraver for metal, and CO2 laser engraver. Based on the main purposes, the laser engraving cutting machine can include the following models:
3D laser engraver for wood, wood engraving machine, or CNC laser engraving machine for wood
3D laser engraver for metal, metal engraving machine, or CNC laser engraving machine for metal
Handheld laser engraver for glass, or laser glass engraving machine
3D laser engraver for leather
3D laser engraver for acrylic
Laser engraving machine for jewelry
By the machine size, both fiber and CO2 laser engravers near me can have big sizes and small sizes. The small laser engraver, also called mini laser engraver, desktop laser engraver, portable laser engraver, is the most popular laser cutter and engraver model. Sizes of the desktop laser engraving machine or the handheld laser engraver can be 110x110mm, 200x200mm, and 300x300mm. Other portable laser engraver for metal can have an effective working size of 600x900mm, 600x1500mm, 1200x1200mm, etc. We accept the customization for the worktable size of cheap laser engravers near me.
The portable laser engraver for sale is suitable for various industries, like advertising, furniture, clothing, shoe-making, decoration, packaging, printing, and other industries. The materials processed by the small laser engraver for sale include sheet metal, acrylic, plexiglass, glass, cloth, leather, paper, etc.
Laser marking machine
The laser marking machine is a CNC laser machine that uses a laser beam to make permanent marks on the surface of various materials (metal and nonmetal materials).
The laser machine for marking is mainly divided into CO2 laser marking, semiconductor laser marking, fiber laser marking, and YAG laser marking machine. Blue Digital Cutting Machine mainly offers fiber and CO2 laser marking machines. CNC laser markers have wide marking applications on some occasions requiring finer and higher precision. For example, electronic components, integrated circuits (IC), electrical appliances, mobile communications, hardware products, tool accessories, precision equipment, glasses and watches, jewelry, auto parts, plastics buttons, building materials, PVC pipes, etc.
Laser etching machine
A laser etching machine is a type of laser machine making permanent marks on material surfaces with the laser beam. This process is quite similar to the laser marking process. So in the broader category, the laser etching machine is a kind of laser marking or laser engraving machine. Thus, the laser etching machine also falls into fiber laser and CO2 laser type. Fiber laser engraver for metal or fiber laser etcher is mainly for etching marks, like QR code, bar code, and other numbers, on metal materials. While CO2 laser engraving equipment or CO2 laser etcher can leave the above marks on non-metal materials.
Laser welding machine
The laser welding machine is a new type of welding method, mainly for the welding of thin-walled materials and precision parts. CNC laser welders can realize welding processes such as spot welding, butt welding, overlap welding, and sealing welding. Weldable graphics include points, lines, circles, squares, or any plane graphics drawn by AutoCAD software.
The laser machine for welding is highly automated and the welding process is simple. The non-contact operation method can meet the requirements of cleanliness and environmental protection. Using a laser welding machine to process the workpiece can improve work efficiency. The finished workpiece has a beautiful appearance, a small weld seam, a large welding depth, and high welding quality. It is widely used in manufacturing, powder metallurgy, automobile, electronics, biomedicine, and other industries.
Laser cleaning machine
A laser cleaning machine refers to a laser CNC machine used to remove the rust, oxide, paint, or other contaminants from metal surfaces. The laser cleaning machine usually adopts a pulsed fiber laser in 50W and above power. The laser cleaning machine has the characteristics of non-grinding and non-contact processing. It can clean not only organic pollutants, but also inorganic substances, including metal rust, metal particles, dust, paint, oil stains, etc.
The laser cleaning machine has extensive uses in multiple fields. For instance, aerospace, ships, preservation of cultural relics, automotive, rails, molds, etc.
Difference between laser cutting, laser engraving, laser marking, and laser etching equipment
The most significant difference among the laser cutting, laser engraving, laser marking, and laser etcher machine is the depth of processing. Accordingly, the finished surfaces have a distinct appearance.
As suggested by the name, the CNC laser cutter near me usually cuts through materials and cuts parts out. So the CNC laser cutting machine is mainly used to cut out shapes. For example, the wood laser cutter can cut out wooden signs, letters, jigsaw puzzles, splicing decorations, etc. The acrylic laser cutter can cut acrylic letters, numbers, signs, and other shapes. And the tube cutting laser machine can achieve metal tube cutting, pipe cutting, and metal sheet cutting.
The laser engraving machine, and the laser machine for marking and etching are often treated as the same laser CNC machine. They can all provide permanent marks on material surfaces. But they did have certain differences. The differences among the CNC laser engraving, laser cutting, and laser etching equipment largely lie in what each process does to the marking surface. This includes how deep the laser goes and how it changes the overall appearance.
The laser machine for marking usually changes the colors of the material surfaces. While the CNC laser engraver and laser etching machine would remove a part of the surface when processing. In short, the processing depth of a laser marker is smaller than that of a CNC laser engraver or a laser etcher. Besides, the processing depth of the best laser engraver near me and the laser ether also varies.
Features of laser machine
Laser processing is non-contact processing, and the energy of the high-energy laser beam and its moving speed is adjustable. So laser machine can achieve a variety of processing purposes. And the laser machine can process a variety of metal and non-metal materials. Especially materials with high hardness, high brittleness, and high melting point. Laser processing flexibility is mainly used for cutting, engraving, welding, marking, and cleaning. Laser machine has the following unique advantages:
High production efficiency
Using laser processing, the laser cutter engraver has high production efficiency, reliable quality, and high economic benefits. Compared with manual engraving, the laser engraving machine for metal can engrave patterns on hard metals with excellent precision and fast speed.
Flexible processing methods
The laser beam of the laser machine is easy to guide and focus on to realize the change in various directions. Cooperating with the numerical control system, the laser machine can realize the processing of complex workpieces. So it is an extremely flexible processing method.
All the CNC laser cutter engraver, laser marker, and laser cleaner machines belong to non-contract processing. The heat-affected area is small, ensuring good surface quality. There is no “tool” wear during laser processing, and no “cutting force” acting on the workpieces. So the laser machine offers a clean, smooth and precise processing surface.
Abundant processing materials
The CNC laser cutting machine can process a variety of metals and non-metals. Especially materials with high hardness, high brittleness, and high melting point.
Wide processing range
The laser machine is not only suitable for precision microprocessing, but also suitable for large-scale material processing. The laser beam is easy to control. It can be combined with precision machinery, precision measurement technology, and electronic computers to achieve highly automated and diversified processing.
Industry applications of laser machine
1.Printing and packaging industry
The laser machine of the wood laser cutter, laser paper cutter, and laser engraver can cut and engrave wood, rubber, and paper boards for packaging. A CNC laser machine for marking can mark unique codes and logos on the products.
2.Construction and decoration industry
The laser machine for cutting metals with high power can cut a wide range of metal materials for construction purposes. For instance, steel partition wall, steel frame of infrastructure, beams, building gates and doors, windows, fences, handrails, etc. A CO2 laser engraver for glass can engrave words and patterns on the glasses and crystal decorations. Besides, the desktop laser engraver for wood and hobby laser cutter can make various artworks and decorations of wood, acrylic, paper, plastic, and glass.
The laser machine can realize laser cutting, engraving, and marking of crystal, bamboo slips, mahogany, two-color board, chessboard, marble, and other materials. Especially the wood laser cutter can cut various custom shapes from multiple materials. It is the best laser cutter for small business engaging in craft and gift making.
The CNC laser machine, like the laser engraving machine for wood, glass etching machine, and laser marker, has extensive use for advertising purposes. The 3D laser engraving equipment for metal can engrave complex patterns on metals, such as the engraving machine for jewelry. A wood laser cutter can cut wood, acrylic, double-color board letters, and signs. And the laser marker can help you mark company logos or product models on your products.
The best laser engraver for leather, laser fabric cutter, or leather laser cutter can realize the engraving and cutting of all kinds of fabric, cloth, leather, artificial leather, and other clothing and fabric patterns. It is the best laser engraver for wood and the best laser cutter for small business making leather products, like clothing, belt, wallet, keychain, etc.
Models and crafts such as scribing architectural models, ABS board cutting, aviation model slicing, wood chip cutting, and engraving can be realized by the laser machine. For instance, wood engraving machine, metal engraving machine, wood laser cutter, etc.
7.Stone (tombstone) industry
The laser machine, such as the stone engraving CNC machine, can engrave photos and text on marble and granite.
How to buy a laser machine?
1.Determine the processing materials and processing effect.
Determining your own processing requirements helps you decide the laser machine type you need. For cutting metals, you'll need a metal laser machine. In the case of cutting and engraving non-metal materials, the CO2 laser machine, wood engraving machine, acrylic cutting machine, or wood laser cutter could be the best laser machine choice. When you want to remove the oil stain or rust on steel or other metal surfaces, the laser cleaning machine can meet your demand.
2.Choose the right laser machine manufacturer.
Among so many laser machine manufacturers, it is necessary to take time to investigate and choose the right one. You can evaluate the laser machine manufacturer through such aspects as industry reputation, production strength, machine types. And also machine quality, after-sales service, qualification certification, and customers' satisfaction.
3.Discuss the laser machine configuration and negotiate the price with the manufacturer.
You need to communicate with the laser machine manufacturer. It is to determine the configurations you need for your metal engraving machine, laser wood cutting machine, or tube cutting laser machine. Especially the laser generator, laser cutting head, motor, guide rail, water chiller, and other components. These components directly affect the cutting speed and accuracy of the laser machine. Remember do not only pay attention to the laser machine price. Sometimes, cheap laser engraver implies poor quality of the laser machine.
In addition, the laser machine price is also an important thing to consider. Even if you're looking for professional laser machine doesn't mean you need to drop 10 grand. It's a good idea to at least have a general idea of what you're comfortable spending on the laser wood cutting machine or other laser machine.
4.Sign a contract for the laser machine.
It is quite necessary to sign a contract with the laser machine manufacturer for the laser machine you decided to buy. It shall contain details of the machine model, machine configurations, delivery date, payment method, transportation method of the laser machine you choose.
Why choose our CNC laser machine?
Strong laser machine production strength.
As a professional manufacturer of laser CNC machine, we have over 6000 square meters of production workshops and assembly workshops. The professional production process of wood laser cutter and wood engraving machine ensures the high processing quality of the laser machine.
Sufficient laser machine production experience.
We have over a decade of wood laser cutter, wood engraving machine and other laser machine production experience. We have provided customized laser processing solutions for more than 700 users at home and abroad. Our wood laser cutter, laser engraver for wood, laser engraver for metal, and hobby laser cutter are exported to many countries and regions. We have received many praises from users.
Many types of laser machine.
We provide users with various types of laser machines. Include wood laser cutter, laser engraving cutting machine, metal cutting machines, glass engraving machine, desktop laser cutter, mini laser engraver, glass etching machine, laser cleaning machine, and laser machine for welding. The laser machine can meet your diversified and personalized processing needs in the metal and non-metal fields.
Complete after-sales service for laser machine.
We have a professional team to provide you with professional pre-sales and after-sales services. Whether you intend to buy a laser machine or have any questions about the operation, and maintenance, we can all respond to your needs the first time.
Excellent laser machine quality.
Our laser machine has passed international ISO-9001, FDA certification, and other international certifications. In addition, we strictly follow the quality control procedures throughout the production, assembly, debugging, and transportation of the laser machine.
Provision of custom services for laser machine.
Our laser machine is rich in types, and we also provide users with customized production and processing solutions. According to the processing needs of different users, we provide the most cost-effective production plan.
Longer service life of laser machine.
The accessory manufacturers we cooperate with are well-known brands at home and abroad. This not only ensures high processing quality but also guarantees the long service life of the laser machine.
Wide application range.
The laser machine can meet the process requirements of a variety of metal and non-metal materials. It has extensive applications in advertising, sheet metal processing, fitness equipment, automobile manufacturing, furniture decoration, handicraft, advertising, and other industries. Whether you are a personal craft enthusiast or a large-scale manufacturer, you can always find the best laser machine here.
Choose laser cutter service or buy a laser machine?
Laser cutter service refers to the services that laser machining companies provide to cut and engrave products with various laser machines based on their customers' requirements.
Choosing the laser cutting service or a laser machine has respective pros and cons, and suitable for different conditions.
Laser cutter service is very convenient for companies that occasionally require a small quantity of laser-cut products. It is not worthwhile for such companies to spend thousands of dollars to buy a laser cutter engraver for merely occasional use. So they can pay the laser cutting service providers the processing fees for laser cut and engraved products. But the laser cutter service quality is not consistent. So you need to spend some time and energy to find a qualified laser cutter service provider.
However, if your company lives on the sales of laser-cut or laser-engraved products, buying a laser machine is your best choice. The excellent flexibility, processing quality, and long service life of laser machine help improve your work efficiency and increase revenue.
DIY laser machine or buy a complete laser machine?
DIY laser cutter or DIY laser engraver for wood has gained more popularity these days. But DIY laser machine usually only applies to the home laser cutter machine or small laser engraver. Features of the DIY laser cutter or DIY laser engraver include simple structure, practical usage, and low cost. However, DIY laser cutter or DIY laser engraver requires you having certain CNC basic knowledge and hands-on ability. Besides, it takes you much time to buy all the laser machine parts.
Buying a complete laser machine applies to any occasion, whether a mini laser engraver for wood, large engraving CNC machine, or a home laser cutter machine. Compared with DIY laser cutter and engraver, buying a complete laser machine may cost much money of you. However, it has distinctive features, such as rigid structure, long service life, high precision, excellent processing quality, fast speed, etc. For the companies live on the sales of or frequently require the laser-cut or laser-engraved products, buying a laser machine is the best choice.
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