As a kind of CNC cutting equipment, laser cutting machine
is widely used in daily life, such as processing cabinets, tables and chairs, or metal workpieces. Its use is closely related to people's lives. However, for beginners, how to choose the right laser cutting machine? Here are some suggestions to help you make the right choice.
First of all, you need to figure out what kind of material you want to process, or the products with which material you want to produce.
1. Non-metal Cutting
If you need to engrave and cut various non-metals, like acrylic, double-color plate, marble, wood, MDF, plywood, textile, leather, glass, paper, etc. for craft gifts, souvenirs, Chinese paper cutting, advertising signs, clothes, furniture processing, then the machine for non-metals is needed. The Co2 laser cutting machine works well on non-metal materials.
There are some advantages to using the Co2 laser cutting machine:
Good cutting quality; No damage to the workpiece; Not affected by the shape of the workpiece, laser processing is flexible and can process any graphics; Save material: using computer programming, you can cut the whole board material sets for products with different shapes to maximize the utilization of materials.
Jinan Acctek Machinery has many types of Co2 laser cutting machines
to choose. There are some working sizes that can be chosen, from 600*400mm small size to 1600*2600mm big size, so you can choose the machine according to the size of your material.
Also, except for the common Co2 laser cutting machine, there’s also an auto material feeding function that can be optional. With the auto material feeding system, the material can move automatically which can save labour.
2. Metal Cutting
If you need to process the metal materials, then the fiber laser cutting machine is the best choice.
Fiber laser cutting machine is good at processing on common metal items in daily life such as advertising metal letter, kitchenware, and environmental protection equipment. It is widely used in the cutting of various metal materials, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, copper, brass, silicon steel, galvanized steel sheet, nickel-titanium alloy, inconel, titanium alloy, etc.
The advantages of the fiber laser cutting machine are as below: fast cutting speed, suitable for mass production; high processing accuracy, good repeatability, no damage to the surface of the material; large plates can be cut, there is no mold, economic and time-saving; not limited to cutting patterns, automatic layout to save material, smooth kerf, low production costs.
AccTek Produce different types of fiber laser cutting machine
. Except for the standard model AKJ1530F series, there are some other models. Such as the machine with rotary, which can used for both metal sheet and metal pipe cutting. Also the machine with exchanging table is convenient for big size material changing.
Besides, there are many options can be choose according to your needs.
3. Both Metal&Non Metal Cutting
You may need to process both metal and non-metal materials right? Then there’s mixed model designed by AccTek. With two gantries and working heads, one is powered by Co2 laser for non metal, and the other is powered by fiber laser for metal.
What’s more, the thickness of the material is also the key point for choosing the machine, which will determine the power of the machine. If you don’t know which power to choose you can ask AccTek’s customers’ service for checking.
Please noticed,don’t always require for the cheapest one. You need to compare for the quality, the machine made by high quality components will never win in the price, but it has a longer life span. Buying a durable machine is far more cost-effective than buying several cheap but non-durable machines.
Is it difficult for beginners to use the machine?
Actually, as the machines are digital, operated by the computer or control screen, it is easy to operate. When you get the machine, there will also be user manual and operating video for your reference. For Manufacturers like AccTek, the technicians will be on service 24 hours if you have trouble using the machine, they will help for solving your problems.
What are the Cautions for beginners to use the laser cutting machine?
1. Check whether the power supply voltage and the machine's rated voltage before use, so as not to cause unnecessary damage.
2. Check whether there is foreign residue on the machine table to avoid affecting the normal cutting operation.
3. Check whether the chiller cooling water pressure and water temperature is normal.
4. Check whether the cutting auxiliary gas pressure is normal(Co2 laser cutting machine).
5. Fiber laser cutting machine requires a high cutting environment, the temperature is too high, too low, or too much dust may affect the cutting accuracy and service life
6. In Laser cutting machine in the process of use, the focus mirror and reflector will receive a lot of heat, if the lens abnormalities to be replaced in a timely manner
The most important thing for beginners is to choose a reliable supplier, which can provide you not only the high quality machine, but also the reliable service! If you are a beginner looking for a laser cutting machine, try AccTek