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    I did notice that on there the other day. I would like to find out more about it though and what it is capable of.

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    Yes, I ordered one. I feel the price is very reasonable (Over $2,000 less than a similar laser with US support) for a laser cutter/engraver with those specs and with parts and support available in the US. The laser has built in Wi-Fi. I also ordered the CW5000 chiller, the Laser 3 Jaw Rotary Table, and a Honeycomb table. It comes with a Knife blades table.

    John told me that the Bodor laser will cut up to 3/4” wood and 1/2” acrylic in one pass.

    Here are the specs:

    Model BCL1006X
    Working Area 1000*600mm
    Laser Power Recii W4 120w Laser Tube Rated 110w 130w Max (10,000 Hours rated tube life)
    Laser Type CO2 Sealed Laser Tube ,10.6μm
    Cooling Type Water Cooling
    Engraving Speed 0-60,000mm/min
    Cutting Speed 0-40,000mm/min
    Laser Output Control 0-100% set by software
    Min. Engraving Size Chinese: 2.0mm*2.0mm, English Letter: 1.0mm*1.0mm
    Highest Scanning Precision 4000DPI
    Locating Accuracy ≤+0.01mm
    Controlling Software DSP Control System
    Graphic Format Supported DST PLT BMP DXF DWG AI LAS,etc
    Compatible Software CORELDRAW,PHOTOSHOP, AUTOCAD,TAJIMA,etc.
    Color Separation Yes
    Drive System High-precision 3-phase Stepper Motor
    Auxiliary Equipment Exhaust Fan and Air Exhaust Pipe
    Power Supply AC 220V+10%, 60HZ
    Working Environment Temperature:0-45C, Humidity 5-95%(No Condensate Water)



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    That seems like a very good price for a 120W laser with a 2'x3' bed. Is it a direct import from China or does Novakon customize it somehow or check it out in their office before sending it on to the customer? Does it use the typical Chinese software to generate cutting/engraving files or something else?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post
    That seems like a very good price for a 120W laser with a 2'x3' bed. Is it a direct import from China or does Novakon customize it somehow or check it out in their office before sending it on to the customer? Does it use the typical Chinese software to generate cutting/engraving files or something else?
    I was thinking the same. Hopefully a user will respond with some kind of review.
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    If it can cut acrylic that thick, how would it do on 1/4" polycarbonate? I have heard of problems cutting PC unless everything is just right.

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    Polycarb (lexan) is not something you want to cut on a co2 laser, Something about toxic fumes Acrylic is fine as it wood, mdf cardboard, paper leather cloth ect.
    Here is a link to a list of what can and cannot be cut.
    http://www.jrlasersolutions.com/PDF/materials.pdf



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    I have been researching laser cutting/engraving machines for over a year and believe that Novakon is offering the best value for a good quality laser machine available in the US. I have faith in Novakon and John, and I believe that they will provide a quality laser cutting/engraving machine that will be dependable and meet my expectations.

    The Bodor Laser cutting/engraving machine is designed and engineered in Switzerland. The laser machine is assembled in China using global parts. John says he has a full-time employee located in China that inspects his CNC Mills, Laser machines and miscellaneous parts prior to shipping to the US.

    It’s my understanding that the Bodor laser company is huge and manufactures over 1000 machines a month. They are well known in Europe and most of their laser machines are much larger than the one I am purchasing from Novakon.

    Most Laser machines found on E-Bay are manufactured in China. They use cheap low quality components, and are prone to early failure. I did not want the responsibility and delays associated with directly shipping a laser machine from China. Further, warranty dealings with China are basically non-existent and require shipping components back to China which is costly and can take many months to complete. Knowing that Novakon will stock spare parts for the Bodor laser influenced my decision to purchase a laser machine from them.

    The Bodor laser uses a Ruida controller with the RDWorks software which interfaces directly with CorelDraw and AutoCAD. I have downloaded the Bodor laser user manual and the RDWorks software and manual. I find them well written, easy to understand, and easy to use. The Bodor laser also uses 3 Phase NEMA 42 stepper Motors, HIWIN HG series linear guideways, and genuine Reci Laser tube. These items are high quality components that are not found in many Chinese laser machines.



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    Default Re: Novakon Laser Cutter!

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post
    That seems like a very good price for a 120W laser with a 2'x3' bed. Is it a direct import from China or does Novakon customize it somehow or check it out in their office before sending it on to the customer? Does it use the typical Chinese software to generate cutting/engraving files or something else?
    These are imports from China from a company is one of the largest manufacturers of laser machines. In this particular case, we don't configure anything on the laser machine and this is how we will keep the prices very reasonable. We are stocking the uncommon spare parts for this model so there should not be an issue with warranty and China, we will deal with this. The laser manual and software are very good compared to others that are available from E-bay. There are plenty of low cost garbage lasers available from China and E-bay, but I will not stock any of these.

    I do have an employee that will inspect the machines in China to make sure of what we get before shipping. I do this with all of our machines. Better to head off problems before it is on the boat.

    As it stands now, we have our first shipment being built and shipped. Expected delivery is about mid January. I do have some stock available with this shipment at the moment and I can offer a discount of free shipping (Continental US only) while these stocks last. If you are interested, just send us a request and we can quote you. These machines are rated at 220VAC at 15 amps input power.

    Thanks for the interest and support.

    Regards,
    John



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    John, are these laser cutters CSA, or cUL approved for use in Canada?
    Steve



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    Quote Originally Posted by ram48 View Post
    Polycarb (lexan) is not something you want to cut on a co2 laser, Something about toxic fumes Acrylic is fine as it wood, mdf cardboard, paper leather cloth ect.
    Here is a link to a list of what can and cannot be cut.
    http://www.jrlasersolutions.com/PDF/materials.pdf
    Thanks for this. That is about what I recall reading. You would need a fabulous containment and filtering system.
    We cut too much of it to worry about yet another safety concern. The plasma cutter is badd enough and it's smoke is vented directly outside. I still generally use a respirator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novakon View Post
    These are imports from China from a company is one of the largest manufacturers of laser machines. In this particular case, we don't configure anything on the laser machine and this is how we will keep the prices very reasonable. We are stocking the uncommon spare parts for this model so there should not be an issue with warranty and China, we will deal with this. The laser manual and software are very good compared to others that are available from E-bay. There are plenty of low cost garbage lasers available from China and E-bay, but I will not stock any of these.

    I do have an employee that will inspect the machines in China to make sure of what we get before shipping. I do this with all of our machines. Better to head off problems before it is on the boat.

    As it stands now, we have our first shipment being built and shipped. Expected delivery is about mid January. I do have some stock available with this shipment at the moment and I can offer a discount of free shipping (Continental US only) while these stocks last. If you are interested, just send us a request and we can quote you. These machines are rated at 220VAC at 15 amps input power.

    Thanks for the interest and support.

    Regards,
    John
    Thanks John. Do you sell anything in a desktop laser, something like 12x20"? I only see the BCL-1006X on your web site and that's too large for my location.



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