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This chart is guide to buying a CNC laser cutting machine.  What is important to consider when purchasing a laser cutting?   Are you looking for quality laser cut plate edges or are you laser cutting tube or structural profiles.  Do you need a material handling system for the laser cutting system?  Many of these questions are brought up in the steps to consider when purchasing a CNC laser cutting machine. 

What to consider when buying a laser cutting machine - printable PDF

This chart is guide to buying a CNC laser cutting machine.  What is important to consider when purchasing a laser cutting?   Are you looking for quality laser cut plate edges or are you laser cutting tube or structural profiles.  Do you need a material handling system for the laser cutting system?  Many of these questions are brought up in the steps to consider when purchasing a CNC laser cutting machine.

What to consider when buying a laser cutting machine - printable PDF

Steps to consider when buying a laser chart
Date
Decision Group:
Name     Name     Name    
Position     Position     Position    
Present Method of Cutting Material:
  Existing Laser Brand       Size    
  Hi-def Plasma   Outsource   Turret Punch Press
Why are you interested in a laser?
  Need shape cutting capability   Want to develop new markets
  Need More Capacity   Better Tolerances       Other
  Need Capability   Replacement   Eliminate Outsourcing
  Get control over costs, quality, delivery, etc Compete better with locals______________+A1
What is the Application?
  Material type
  Material thickness range
  Most frequent thickness range
  Material size (sheet size)
  Part size Range
  Tolerance needed
  Hole size range
  % Used
  Tubing
    Size of Tube
    Material Type
    Wall Thickness
  Preparing blanks for forming
  Preparing blanks for welding
  Yes/No Are edges to be welded?
  Yes/No Are edges to be painted?
 
 

laser cutting buying guide