You can create many different clips. Laser cutting machines are highly adaptable. You can change cuts and materials with simple software changes. You can use this machine on materials like acrylic, wood, plastic, paper and more. You don't need to change tools frequently to achieve this; you can do it with the click of a button.
When comparing laser cutting services to other methods, it is much faster, especially if you wish to create more intricate cuts. It's also faster to cut through thick materials than typical plasma or oxyfuel cutters.
One of the main advantages of this machine is that it requires less manpower to operate it. You just need an experienced machine operator to supervise the machine, the final quality of the product and cutting the seeds. In contrast, it requires less labor and upfront costs to intervene at each stage. Likewise, some machines have infeed systems and follow-up conveyors that allow them to run faster.
With laser cutting, there is no need to worry about quality issues. They often produce a higher standard of cut than other machines. They usually require no additional handling, and the material is less likely to be damaged or deformed. This is because these machines have a small heat-affected zone, allowing you to produce more reliable and consistent parts.
Less wear and tear
These cutting tools are usually non-contact and therefore wear less. Therefore, you don't need to change tools quickly because they are less prone to wear and tear. This saves you time and the quality of the material you cut is consistent.
Short set-up time
Thanks to the efficient technology of the laser cutting machine, you don't need to worry about the system malfunctioning. The technology is simple and high-end; you can set up the machine and use the program immediately. With this machine, you don't need to worry about massive backups or delays.
No cleaning material is required.
Unlike typical processes employing laser cutting technology, there is little chaos behind the production process. There is no deburring or sanding at the end, as the laser creates a smooth surface when cut.
Quickly change mid-production
If you notice a sudden change in the design or want to make changes during production, you can do so. These machines turn quickly and adapt to your changes as soon as you enter them into the software.
What are the disadvantages of laser cutting?
High power consumption
Depending on the laser used, the machine may require more power to run it. Also, thicker materials like metal can use a lot of power and resources when cutting.
Professional knowledge required
Although less manpower is required to operate these machines, they still require skilled and experienced operators. The cost of hiring experienced operators to run these machines is quite high. These professionals must know how to use them properly with an eye towards efficiency, cut and quality. However, hiring the right person can save you time and hassle throughout the process.
When considering the purchase cost of the disadvantages associated with laser cutting, one of the main disadvantages is their upfront price. The initial investment can be quite expensive compared to other cutting tools. On average, these lasers cost twice as much as plasma or water jets. While this cost may be a lot initially, they can save you money in the long run due to low operating costs and high efficiency.
Restrictions on metal thickness
Compared with other cutting and thermal methods, it is difficult for this machine to cut thick plates. The amount of thickness it can cut depends entirely on the type of machine and the operator using it. If you use this machine with thick material, it will slow down considerably.
Sometimes the fumes from this machine can be dangerous if you inhale them. Depending on the material the machine cuts, toxic fumes may be produced, which may require good ventilation to eliminate them. So if you're cutting plastic, you need to invest in a good ventilation system to get rid of the fumes.