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    Importing a Laser Cutter from china.

    For a long time I have been meaning to buy a laser cutter to add to my tool set. The main reason for this, is to save time. For a while now I have been using my CNC mill to cut plastic parts (mostly 2D), but I am getting tried of the setup time and milling time (broken bits when cutting gears, the work moves while cutting, etc.). I even built an aluminium bed to accept 6"x6" plastics to simplify the mounting process, but it still takes time. So I am hopping that a laser cutter will be more efficient at there processes.

    After researching allot on the internet I found that there are really only a few models coming from China and a few from the us. I decided to by from China since the price it extremely low. However, I was a bit concerned after reading allot of horror stories on the import process and machines coming in broken. I feel like I can fix anything, so the broken machines did not deter me, and I thought it will be nice to learn what it takes to import from china.

    I started contacting several companies to find prices and to see if it will meet my requirements. Originally I was thinking of a 40W laser CO2 laser as I was mainly wanting to cut 1/4" acrylic, but found out that I will need at least 60W to do this in an efficient manner. Talked to Mandy from jcut (JCUT Cnc Router,Cutting Plotter,Laser Cutting Machine,Laser Engraving Machine chinacut@163.com) she was very helpful, and answered all my questions right away. I determined that the JCUT-3040 with the 60W laser will be perfect for me. I also wanted the honeycomb for cutting, the auto focus, the raise down platform, as well as the red dot pointer. She was able to get me a very competitive deal. So I ordered the laser. The laser arrived about a month latter.

    Overall I am very satisfied with the laser. I am also very satisfied with Mandy at JCut. She was on top of everything and quickly replied to all my questions, concerns and needs. I feel very comfortable with their company. The laser cutter itself looks very well made. It was very easy to setup and worked right out of the box (see Importing a Laser Cutter). I had a great experience. My only stress came from the US brokers who waited until the last minute to check and file everything. So for a stress free import you will need to get all the ISF info beforehand and the FDA accession number. As for costs, it looks like the import fees cost me about $500. This included the duties, which the broker paid directly. This is almost the same as if I had paid about $400+ duties and got it to my door (but I am not sure if the FDA forms and the ISF still needs to be filed or not). Overall the price of the laser was much better then any of the USA companies selling the same Chinese laser. I am extremely satisfied with the laser. I have been using it for a month now, and it works flawlessly. I have saved so much time in the machining process (as opposed to the mill), and I can finally concentrate on on the design then the machining process, cleanup, etc. Projects that have been taking me days, are now taking several minutes. Its very easy to maintain (just wipe the mirrors every once in a while, and insure that water is flowing (takes about a minute). I would highly recommend buying a laser cutter, and buying it from Mandy at JCut.

    I kept a detailed log of the import process on my website, as well as the setup procedures.
    Importing a Laser Cutter

    Mandy's contact info (if you contact her, she will probably give you a better deal)
    Msn: chinacut@hotmail.com and wdzhangying@hotmail.com
    skype: wdzhangying
    ebay ID: chinakzj
    Phone:0086-531-82374653

    Lior.

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    Last edited by lelazary; 03-04-2011 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Changed contact info


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    Thank You for the story. Finally a post that make sense and helped me.




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    Importing a Laser Cutter from china.

    Hi, I'm new to the forum, I ended up here i think like most people, reading lots of info on the www about laser engravers.
    Thanks for listing your very useful information, ill have a look at your supplier
    If any one can advise on the following manufacturers are these companies re sellers or genuine manufacturers also are they reputable selling good machines

    1 / Rabbit
    2 / Laser engraving machine?Laser cutting machine from China JQLASER.
    3 / Laser engraving machine|cutting machine|cnc router|Cutting plotter|Jinan Senfeng technology co.,ltd

    Regards

    Kevin



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    Welcome to our forum
    I recently purchased a laser engraver from JQLaser (nr.2 from your list). I haven't received the machine yet.
    I have no idea if they are the resellers or manufacturers but I believe they are manufacturers since they put theirs logo on the machines.
    If you can wait some time wait until I get my machine and I will post info in this thread: http://www.cnczone.com/forums/laser_...-jq_laser.html . I did put some pictures in there already.

    Good Luck digging ;-)



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    Hello, I am a software engineer in China, many of our customers are Laser-engrave machine maker, and I am very clear the quality and the ability of the machines they made, You can send email to me if you want advice, and I also like to give help to anyone in here.

    Basically, I recommend to select a big machine maker because of the quality and service.


    Also , we developed a nesting tool , it can nest dxf and dwg files and export the layout in dxf format. it can improve you material utilization.
    it is very useful even you didn't pay it. Please visit www.nestprofessor.com to get it if you want.

    www.nestprofessor.com
    nestprofessor@gmail.com



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    Hello, I am a software engineer in China, many of our customers are Laser-engrave machine maker, and I am very clear the quality and the ability of the machines they made, You can send email to me if you want advice, and I also like to give help to anyone in here.

    Basically, I recommend to select a big machine maker because of the quality and service.



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    laser engraving machine

    Hi guys,I am a laser engraving machine manufacturer ,too.(Jinan Artsign Science & Technology Co.,Ltd ----- About Us info@artsign.com.cn).Please trust our Chinese company.


    If you need any help,you can ask me.



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    Many laser machine factories are very busy expecially after the Spring Festival. Maybe there are a lot of orders before you. So need time to wait! Anyhow good luck to you!



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    Talking laser engraving machine manufacturer

    Hi

    Yes,we are a laser engraving machine manufacturer.

    Jinan artsign science and technology Co.



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    Thats what I thought. I should receive my machine next week.



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    Hi every one ,
    I am Mandy from JCUT again .
    It is my luck to meet with you on cnczone . so if you interested in ordering cnc router machines, laser machines, plasma metal cutting machines etc, do not hesitate to contact with me . I am sure you will satisfy with our machine and the price if you contact with me .
    My msn: chinacut@hotmail.com and wdzhangying@hotmail.com
    skype: wdzhangying
    website: laser cutting machine,plasma cutting machine-Jinan JCUT CNC Equipment Co.,Ltd and JCUT Cnc Router,Cutting Plotter,Laser Cutting Machine,Laser Engraving Machine
    ebay ID: chinakzj
    Cheers
    Mandy



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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacut View Post
    Hi Lior,
    Thanks for the post on the cnczone .
    I am happy to hear that you satisfy with our machine , this is the biggest confort to me , and thanks for your praise on me too , but this is my work , i will try my best to meet the demand of any of our customers, i am lucky to meet with any of my customers , so if you and others need help , do not hesitate to contact with me, remember I am Mandy from JCUT. now is the export sales manager from JCUT , all JCUT people will offer the best machine and service for all of the customers.

    Our website : laser cutting machine,plasma cutting machine-Jinan JCUT CNC Equipment Co.,Ltd
    JCUT Cnc Router,Cutting Plotter,Laser Cutting Machine,Laser Engraving Machine
    Ebay ID: chinakzj

    My msn: chinacut@hotmail.com and wdzhangying@hotmail.com
    skype: wdzhangying
    email: chinacut@hotmail.com and chinacut@163.com

    Mandy from JCUT
    Will relook this on friday

    Last edited by ronel; 09-21-2011 at 09:51 AM. Reason: giving jcut the benefit of doubt for now


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