I am a manufacture of laser engraving & cutting machines in China and my name is David. We are based on the Optical Valley of China,Wuhan city.
This forum is a good place. There are lots of information here. Before you decide to purchase a laser machine,it is a necessity to go through the comments here.
You have probably seen the comments about hflaser and hxlaser. They are located in Jinan,China. Their machines are cheap,I mean very cheap. I can not say their quality is bad or there are always problems shown. I have not tested their machine or seen them in any exhibition in China. But there's one thing I am very sure, the parts of their machine are not good,even the second hand parts used on their machine. That's true, one of my spare parts supplier told me. And that is the reason why their machine is so cheap. What' s more, they seldom sell their machines in China, all their business is abroad. They do not have any offices in China but have an office in USA (they call it an office,others call it a distributor. Only god knows!). Well, if you were a manufacture in China, would you open any offices abroad but none domestic?? I think it is weird. What do you think?
Many people here have bought some laser machine from them, you can learn their experience. Generally speaking, the machines they bought run normally and there were some problems but nothing serious. The people basically satisfied with the machine. I think it depends on the requirement of the customer. I saw many people bought their machine as a hobby machine, just for fun. In this case, I think Jinan's machine can meet the requirement with a very low cost. But if someone wants the machine for his business, I suggest the Jinan's machine is not a good choice. If I have sufficient money, I'd like to buy Epilog or Universal one. And if you wanna save your money and try to get a high quality laser machine, still, you can consider importing from China but not from Jinan. Wuhan city is famous in laser industry. You can find a good laser machine in Wuhan,China. If you do not know much about Wuhan city, just google for a while, you will see many manufature in Wuhan.
Frankly speaking, I can supply the machines to you according to your requirement above. But one thing I want to illustrate, in my company,there is no omnipotent machine which can engrave wood,acrylic and also can engrave metals. For the material like wood,acrylic, we use CO2 laser tube; for metal material, we use the YAG. They are two different machines.
If you have interest to know more about my company, you can visit our web www.gnlaser.com . We are Gaoneng Laser Industrial Developing CO.,LTD(gnlaser for short). If you do have any requirements about the laser engraving machine, you can send me your detailed requirement so I can recommend the machine suitable for you.
My email ID: email@example.com, this email is my office email ID. And you can also send me email to firstname.lastname@example.org, this is my email for my friends.
Well,hope you have a nice day.