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    Question Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Hello All

    First of all, sorry for making another one of these posts.

    I've been looking for a couple of months now for the right laser cutter. Me and a friend want to start up small business. It will mainly be acrylics/plastics maybe some timber.
    Our main requirements are:
    • Needs to fit a full sheet of acrylic i.e. >1220mm x something (a lot of them have a pass through door at the rear)
    • Needs a CCD/camera
    • High quality and speed
    • Probably around a 130W tube
    • around $8k inc shipping


    After contacting a bunch of supplers I have come up with the list below
    So far the best candidates I've found are:
    • G.weike LC1390SA
    • XYZ EXLAS-X4/X4i
    • Thunder Laser Mars130

    Im leaning towards the G.weike LC1390SA because of the servo motors and TBI ball screw but I could be on the complete wrong track here.

    So is there a better company to go with? Is importing from China easy enough?

    Cheers
    Cam

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by CameronT View Post
    but I could be on the complete wrong track here
    You are not. A properly design system with ball-screws and servo should cut much better than one withe steppers and belt. But a poorly designed/assembled/inspected system with these components may perform worse than average stepper-belt system. The best way to approach this is to request samples made from the same file and material and compare them yourself. Additionally you may ask them for pictures of the internals to get a sense of the build quality.

    Another brand you may want to check is HSG - Acrylic And Wood Laser Cutting Machine HS-T1313Z-Foshan Beyond Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by CameronT View Post
    Hello All

    First of all, sorry for making another one of these posts.

    I've been looking for a couple of months now for the right laser cutter. Me and a friend want to start up small business. It will mainly be acrylics/plastics maybe some timber.
    Our main requirements are:
    • Needs to fit a full sheet of acrylic i.e. >1220mm x something (a lot of them have a pass through door at the rear)
    • Needs a CCD/camera
    • High quality and speed
    • Probably around a 130W tube
    • around $8k inc shipping


    After contacting a bunch of supplers I have come up with the list below
    So far the best candidates I've found are:
    • G.weike LC1390SA
    • XYZ EXLAS-X4/X4i
    • Thunder Laser Mars130

    Im leaning towards the G.weike LC1390SA because of the servo motors and TBI ball screw but I could be on the complete wrong track here.

    So is there a better company to go with? Is importing from China easy enough?

    Cheers
    Cam
    Cam,
    it is great to know you are learning towards us , we have sold many machine to your country ,don't worry for this
    Any others feel free to ask us

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    Lucy

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    would be happy to assist you if you need to make a descision http://endurancelasers.com/some-pecu...ser-engravers/



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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    SOME PECULIARITIES YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LASERS AND LASER ENGRAVERS.

    In this article we’d like to tell you about laser and laser engraver peculiarities. Many beginners ask about the differences between various lasers and how to choose a laser. We’ll try to answer all these questions.

    All answers are here: http://endurancelasers.com/some-pecu...ser-engravers/



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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    If your writing the specs for a milling machine ball screws would be the ticket. But for a high speed laser belt drive with either steppers or servo motors will be just fine. Service and parts after the sale are very important unless your both experienced CNC people. The XYZ model I have not heard much about but the other two are good. I imported direct from China a Ray Fine galvo fiber laser and was very happy. If your in the US the LightObject dot com folks have a great product line, they might be able to "drop ship" to you?

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by MyRobots View Post
    SOME PECULIARITIES YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LASERS AND LASER ENGRAVERS.

    In this article we’d like to tell you about laser and laser engraver peculiarities. Many beginners ask about the differences between various lasers and how to choose a laser. We’ll try to answer all these questions.

    All answers are here: Peculiarities of Lasers and Lasers engraves - EnduranceLasers
    Since your selling low power small size diode lasers, wondering why your even posting?

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    I think ball screws are the better option with servos. Not sure belts will hold up at the speed/acceleration servos are capable of.



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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by epilotdk View Post
    I think ball screws are the better option with servos. Not sure belts will hold up at the speed/acceleration servos are capable of.
    I have never seen a laser engraver commercial grade with ball screws. Perhaps Industrial? If his primary purpose is cutting speed is not a big factor, power is. Engraving with a good machine with enough power and speed like perhaps the Trotec is the best choice. . A long ball screw can not be driven at the speeds the Trotec runs, which has heavy duty wide belts and servos.

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    They will build them with high lead ballscrews to order at some of the Chinese mfgs.



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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by epilotdk View Post
    They will build them with high lead ballscrews to order at some of the Chinese mfgs.
    The OP has a budget of $8000 shipped.

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    Default Re: Choosing the right Laser Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    I have never seen a laser engraver
    They say about cutter, not engraver.

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