Since 1996, Asset Plant & Machinery has supplied companies all over Australia with the tools and machinery they need to succeed. We are one of the biggest and most trusted stockists of machinery, for metalwork, woodwork, engineering, and more. We have a large warehouse of equipment and a team of staff who understand your needs. We have a wide selection of CNC laser cutting machines available, a website that’s easy to navigate, and a team that understands what sets each product apart. Read More
Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or you’d like to speak to a member of the team about which CNC laser machine you should but, we’re always happy to help. Be sure to check out the huge range on our site and give us a call (or use our live chat!) if you have any questions.
What is a CNC Laser Cutting Machine?
A CNC laser cutting machine is a piece of machinery that uses a laser beam in order to melt, vaporise or cut a piece of material. CNC stands for “Computer Numerical Control” and the system uses gas, optics, and a guidance system to move a laser beam across your materials. It’s ideal for cutting items clean in half or creating custom shapes with wood and metal.
This kind of machinery is popular with engineers and metalworkers across Australia because of the extreme accuracy it delivers while cutting. It is a technology that has been developed and refined over the last 50 years and has become so well-developed that machines are available in both small and large sizes.
What to Look for in a CNC Laser Cutting Machine
When you’re choosing the perfect laser cutter, there are two main things you should consider. These are the size of the machine you need, and the power of the laser beam.
In terms of size, you should always look at the bed size of a machine to determine whether it is suitable for your needs. The larger the bed size, the larger the piece of material you are going to be able to cut with the machine. Of course, the size of the space in which you work will also dictate the machine that you purchase. So, be sure to take measurements of your space, and add a little extra size to your best estimate of the size of material you plan on cutting. Giving yourself a little extra space gives you room to move and allows you to cut bigger parts in the future if you need it.
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Some machines will come with a fixed bed, but others can be moved vertically. This will allow you to engrave a wider variety of objects, all of different sizes. If you are planning on working with a wide variety of materials, this is definitely something to look out for.
Then, in terms of laser strength, you should simply remember that the higher the Watts, the stronger the laser. Any industrial engineer or professional metalworker will know what to look for, so if you’re an amateur or enthusiast, you should ensure you do plenty of research. Our team is always happy to advise you, too.