It goes without saying that a quality laser cutting machine is the foundation of any laser cutting or engraving business. When choosing a laser you want to be sure that it is reliable and produces high quality cutting and engraving.
Over the last couple of years there has been a proliferation of entry level hobby/small business lasers with machines such as the Glowforge and the Flux Beamo. These machines are great for giving people a taste of laser cutting and even starting to make products for a small business. They typically cost in the €2000-€5000 range.
However once past the initial stages most users of these machines quickly realise that these are not production level and are very unreliable. Indeed many Facebook groups for laser owners are littered with stories of people looking to upgrade from Glowforges to something more robust.
This typically brings people to looking at Trotec and Epilog brands which are high quality laser companies. The trouble is these machines come at a high price. Often starting at €25,000 and going up fast from there. This makes it a big jump up from the Glowforge.
So where does that leave you if you want to move on from a Glowforge or Beamo but don't have that kind of money to spend?
The answer is Thunder Laser, these are Chinese made machines that are cost effective (starting at about €10,000) and which have developed a huge following. The quality is excellent and the support available is very good.
We might be a little bit biased as our sister company is the Agent for Thunder Laser in Ireland. However having owned a Trotec machine first and then looking for a more cost effective alternative ourselves, we came across Thunder Laser.
Purchasing a laser cutting machine is a personal choice, just like purchasing a car. We consider Thunder Laser to be the VW of the laser market. Not as expensive as Mercedes or BMW but solid, practical and an excellent work horse.
Check out Thunder laser today at https://thunderlaserireland.com
Regardless of the laser cutting machine you use - all of them will require high quality laser materials and we can help you with these!