Glad to hear all of you choose us G.WEIKE laser and make customer satisfied will be our final goal.
I thought I would also post progress of my build.
This is just to help people who may be on the fence getting a machine from China. I probably won'g go in to some of the detail that Asynchronism has in his thread but I will let you know my experience of getting one.
I didn't want to do a lot of research and chose G.Weike based on some other people buying from them, I can't compare them to any other brand.
So far my experience has been very good. I started to talk to Melody on skype chat and then email, her english is excellent and you wouldn't have any issues talking to her about lasers.
I have had quite a few emails that she has answered as I went back and forwards deciding what to get. I was a bit worried about wanting cutting power but requiring good engraving results.
Even after paying for the machine I still worried I had got too much power and talked to Melody about getting a second machine with less power to do the engraving. I am not sure if I was surprised but her advise was not to get another machine but that the one I had ordered would be fine. I am not sure so many people would work more to my favor than their own and I think that is a credit to them, I know of local companies that would just sell me more even if they knew what I had coming would do the work.
I ordered the LC1512 with an 80W tube, spare tube, lift, autofocus, CW5000 chiller, red dot. I thought about the rotary attachment but I really don't have any use for one so I left it out. Also spare lenses and mirrors.
It will be on a boat this saturday and I should have photos of it being packaged today. She also emailed me some construction photos a little while back.
So far, so good!
Last edited by jasonharris22; 03-08-2012 at 12:25 AM.
It's a pleasure working with you! I tested the acrylic engraving result with your finished machine yesterday. It was Ok! Your machine was equipped with a new W series Reci tube, it seems the engraving result of that tube is still as good as before~!
Congrats! I'm jealous of that new W tube... mine's going to have to have one of those soon. Post some of those build and pre-shipping pics!
The autofocus will be a real asset, and I'm a big fan of that chiller. It's set up to shut the machine down in the event of any issues at all, including low flow (slightly kinking a tube is enough to trigger it)... that'll pay for itself quickly in the tubes you don't crack.
I was thinking to about getting a second machine for engraving, but Melody offer me acceptable solution and I ordered LC1612 with two laser heads with new Reci W serie 150W for cutting and 60W tube for engraving. On the pictures there is only 60W tube instaled, I am waiting for 150W.
Hi Ivan, yours is looking good as well
I would have liked that solution if the laser heads shared the same area. I.e. I want to be able to engrave and then cut without moving the work, thats the only thing that put me off that idea but it looks like an excellent way to get both powers.
Here it is, just about finished. Hopefully I will have packing pics today.
Hi Jason, in dual head systems you don't have to move material, first cut with 150w then move the 60W laser head to the same origin and do the engraving. You can cut and engrave on all working area, because you can park laser head, which is not in use , out of the working area. That's what Melody told me.
Last edited by IvanLip; 03-09-2012 at 02:08 AM.
That makes perfect sense that it should work like that.
For some reason I had read somewere, it could have been for another manufacturer, that the cutting area of each was only have the full table size.
That lead me to think each head did not have access to the others work area.
Glad I am wrong or a very silly design would be the alternative
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Tina from Gweike laser
I don't know if I will be lucky but if I am my laser will get here tomorrow or the day after so I have plenty of time to set it up over easter.
I am just doing a bit of running about so I have some materials to try a couple of things on.
I am a bit tired now so this is brief.
It arrived and I got it moved in! First impressions make me quite happy. After a few beers I am not game enough to put it all together so that can wait until tomorrow.
Until then I am glad it's off the boat in in the workshop.