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How much does a laser cutting machine cost?

Metal cutting laser CNC machine can provide companies with a fast and efficient method of metal cutting and engraving. Compared with other cutting machines, laser cutting machines have the characteristics of high speed, high precision and high adaptability. At the same time, it also has the characteristics of small heat-affected zone, good quality of cutting surface, good verticality of slit edge, smooth cutting edge, and easy automatic control of cutting process.

Lasers can cut most metals, non-metallic materials, synthetic materials, etc. Especially super hard materials and rare metals that cannot be processed by other cutters. Laser cutting machine does not require a mold, so it can replace some punching methods that require complex and large molds, which can greatly shorten the production cycle and reduce costs.

Because of these advantages, laser cutting machine is gradually replacing the traditional metal sheet blanking method and is widely used in various fields of industrial manufacturing. 

So, how much does a laser cutting machine cost? 

Different types, different powers, and different modes of laser cutting machines have different prices. If you plan to cut metal and other thick materials, you will need higher power than cutting thin materials. Generally speaking, the higher the power, the higher the price of the machine.

Metal cutting machines type includes simple sheet metal cutting, exchange table cutting, semi-cover cutting machines and full-cover cutting machines. In short, the more functions and safety the machine has, the higher the price of the machine.


Metal laser cutters can range from $10,000 to $250,000 (or more)! Inexpensive metal laser cutters can handle rougher, smaller projects. But for a higher standard commercial application, you’ll need a metal laser cutter that will likely exceed the $20,000. Of course, high price metal cutting laser CNC machine can process both sheet metal and tube metal machine2. 

 What is the cost-effectiveness of a laser cutting machine?

The cost-effectiveness of purchasing a metal laser cutting machine and applying it to the field of metal production is actually very high. For thin plate cutting, laser cutting machine can replace CO2 laser cutting machine, CNC punching machine and shearing machine, etc. The cost of the whole machine can be equivalent to 1/4 of CO2 laser cutting machine and 1/2 of CNC punching machine. There are many low-power laser cutting machine manufacturers in China. The cutting machines they produce are low price and of good quality, which can meet the production needs.

In addition, the low cost of using the laser cutting machine is its biggest advantage. The laser cutting machine uses a YAG solid-state laser, and the main consumables are electric energy, cooling water, auxiliary gas and laser lights, and the average hourly price of these consumables is very low. Laser cutting has fast cutting speed and high efficiency. The maximum cutting speed of an usual laser cutting machine for cutting ordinary carbon steel is 2 m/min, and the average speed is 1 m/min, excluding auxiliary processing time, the average output value per hour can be as high as more than ten times the cost of consumables.

Besides, the follow-up maintenance cost of the laser cutting machine is low, its simple structure, convenient operation and stably running , all lead to the low maintenance cost,  and it can also save a lot of labor costs.

Post time: Aug-15-2022