Gweike's Best Metal Laser Cutting Machine

Metal laser cutting machines make the dreaded job of cutting easy. You no longer need to struggle with hammering and polishing when cutting metal. Now you can transmit the shape you want to the cutting machine's control software via computer and cut different metal materials into the shape you want in just a few minutes or even seconds. Deciding which type of metal cutting laser machine is not easy because a machine is expensive. So it would help if you considered many factors to determine which cutter is best for you. This article will be helpful to you.

To make it easy for you to find the most suitable metal laser cutting machine, we have summarized all of gweike's best cutting machines for cutting all kinds of metal materials. Also, we will explain the factors to consider when choosing laser cutting machines.

In this article:

  1. The best recommended metal laser cutting machine
  2. How to choose the suitable cutting machine
  3. How to use a metal laser cutting machine
  4. Maintenance of the cutting machine
  5. Troubleshooting the cutting machine
  6. FAQ about metal cutting machines.

Our selection of the best laser cutting machines for metal

  1. Best overall: LF1390
  2. Top rated: LF3015CNR
  3. Top economical: LF3015E
  4. Top intelligence: LF3015MB
  5. Top safest: LF-3015G
  6. Most flexible: LF1800 

Best overall: LF1390

  • Worktable area: 1300mmx900mm
  • Power: 500W/750W/1000W(Optional)
  • Maximum speed: 40m/min
  • Transmission mode: Grinding precision screw drive
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 220V/50Hz/60Hz/60A
  • Rating: 5.0/4.9

With LF0660, engraving metal can meet the factory's needs for a long time, is powerful, safe protection, and is the best metal laser cutting machine overall. It can engrave on various metal surfaces to achieve no color and traces, cutting the surface smooth without further grinding. The Y-axis adopts an imported TBI double guide rails grinding ball screw. X-axis adopts an imported TBI grinding ball screw and Hiwin guide rail, the repeat positioning accuracy of the machine can reach 0.02 mm, it can quickly complete the cutting and engraving of various high precision parts, and it has a long service life. The motor of this metal fiber laser cutting machine is from Panasonic, Japan.
Pros

  • Double track and double guide rails
  • Fully enclosed design, safe and pollution-free
  • Auto-focus, more accurate
  • Excellent design
  • Door frame with aviation standard
  • Robust build quality
  • The long working life of up to 10 years

Cons

  • Higher price

Top rated: LF3015CNR

  • Worktable area: 3000mmx1500mm
  • Power: 1000W/2000W/3000W/4000W/6000W/8000W(Optional)
  • Maximum speed: 120m/min
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 380V/50Hz/60Hz/60A
  • Rating: 5.0/4.6

LF3015CNR is designed with one piece of plate and tube, which can cut both metal plate and pipe. The flexible design is very easy to operate. The most important thing is that it can do the job effectively.  It's the best fiber laser cutting machine to be selected.

The plate and tube design can do well in complex metal tasks. The high power makes it easy to cut multiple layers of material simultaneously. This can significantly reduce the production time for factories. This plate and tube cutting machine has become the first choice for mass metal production.
Pros

  • Electric clamp design, automatic centering
  • Cost saving with integrated plate and tube
  • Intelligent tube support
  • Automatic focus
  • Gantries with aerospace standards
  • Extremely fast cutting acceleration
  • The bed is firm and not easily deformed

Cons

  • High power, cutting very small metal easily causes power waste

Top economical: LF3015E

  • Worktable area: 3000mmx1500mm
  • Power: 500W/700W/750W/1000W/1500W
  • Maximum speed: 60m/min
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 220V/380V 50Hz/60Hz
  • Rating: 5.0/4.4

The size of this LF3015E metal laser cut machine is 4600*2450*1700mm, which saves more space. You can place it everywhere. It has a pad design screen, no need to equip your computer or laptop, and faster response speed. Moreover, LF3015E is affordable, with much better quality. It has a 304 stainless steel case and a stylish look. Easy to operate and perfect for small businesses with small budgets.
Pros

  • The door frame is made of aviation aluminum
  • Stainless steel protection for the operation area
  • IPad vertical screen operation, the picture is clearer 
  • Affortable

Cons

  • Can't do too precise cutting

Top intelligence: LF3015MB

  • Worktable area: 3000mmx1500mm
  • Power: 1000W/2000W//3000W/4000W(Optional)
  • Maximum speed: 120m/min
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 380V 50Hz/60Hz
  • Rating: 5.0/4.6

LF3015MB metal laser cut machine is a brilliant laser machine for stores as medium-sized companies with many customers. LF3015MB is smarter when it comes to multi-function. It is equipped with a hobbing conveyor structure, it can automatically feed and discharge, and the finished products are automatically palletized, saving labor and improving efficiency. Moreover, it can significantly reduce the need for a workforce. Meanwhile, the bed adopts a gantry double guide rails structure design, which can ensure a high material utilization rate. This is undoubtedly the most suitable choice for stores that need to ship quickly but with fewer staff.

Machine intelligent monitoring of the cutting parts and beam operating range, open cover that stops double protection, significantly improving equipment and personal safety.
Pros

  • Automatic material leveling
  • Fully enclosed design for greater safety
  • Automatic unloading reduces labor
  • The high utilization rate of sheet material
  • Full monitoring of cutting status
  • High power for cutting thick boards

Cons

  • Larger volume

Top safest: LF-3015G

  • Worktable area: 3000mmx1500mm
  • Power: 1000W/2000W/3000W/4000W/6000W/8000W(Optional)
  • Maximum speed: 120m/min
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 380V 50Hz/60Hz
  • Rating: 5.0/4.4

This laser metal cutting machine is extensive, with an overall weight of about 7,500 kg. The entire body of LF-3015G is fully enclosed, and the glass of the observation window adopts the European CE standard. The fumes from the cutting process are filtered inside the machine to ensure the exhaust gas is free of pollution. This is an ideal metal fiber laser cutting machine for large factories, evidenced by thousands of five-star reviews.

With the top and bottom exchange platform, it can do a great job in cutting and exchanging. Its cutting power is powerful enough to cut very thick plates easily. The LF-3015G is also the factory's most suitable laser metal cutting machine. With intelligent sensing technology, it will detect the plate and then focus automatically.
Pros

  • German Atlanta rack
  • Japanese Yaskawa motor
  • German Neugart reduce
  • The Segmented Rectangular Tube Welded Bed
  • Fully enclosed design for greater safety
  • With a fully enclosed design
  • Exchanging Platform

Cons

  • Very heavy

Most flexible: LF1800 

  • Worktable area: 1800mmx1800mm
  • Power: 500W 750W 1000W ( optional)
  • Maximum speed: 120m/min
  • Specified voltage and frequency: 380V 50Hz/60Hz
  • Recommended: Irregular materials
  • Rating: 5.0/4.7

This sheet metal laser cutting machine is suitable for cutting and engraving some irregular materials. You can choose this machine if you often need to engrave on some irregular stainless steel, carbon steel, gold, and other materials.

How to choose a suitable metal laser cutting machine

As you can see, many types of cutters are now on the current market, fiber optic, co2, and desktop. Whereas, not all of them are capable of cutting metal. It is worth taking the time to evaluate them for different factors so that you can determine the best laser machine for your engraving needs. Here are the most important factors to consider.
Understanding the different types of metal cutting machines

  • Fiber laser cutting machine: This type of cutting machine is suitable for cutting metals, including all photo-reverse metals. We can easily cut and engrave all materials, such as gold and silver, without worrying about damage to the laser head.
  • Co2 cutting machine: this is suitable for cutting various non-metal materials such as pearl, mother of pearl, acrylic, etc.
  • Co2 glass tube: These are low power cutting and engraving machines for DIY enthusiasts, but they cannot cut metal materials.

Determine the correct type of cutting machine for you

Choosing the best cutter from the above types of cutters depends on the kind of metal surface you will be cutting. Fiber laser cutting machines are the most versatile. They are the best metal cutting machines for stainless steel, carbon steel, gold, silver, diamonds, pearls, and other materials. Suitable for a wide range of metals and non-metals. Generally speaking, co2 laser cutting machine can be applied to all non-metal materials. Still, engraving and cutting metal require extra care because some carelessness can seriously damage your laser tube. We can choose Gweikecloud as the most suitable when we want to DIY small non-metallic materials ourselves. It is cheap and good to operate.

Consider warranty and potential costs.

As with any other motorized equipment, a warranty is essential when choosing a cutting machine. If your appliance breaks down, you must ensure you're covered. Please find out how long the warranty lasts and what it covers.
It is also wise to consider the cost of operation. How long will the filter last? How do I replace a broken laser tube or focus mirror?

How to use metal laser cutting machine

The metal laser cutter is easy to use. Your machine will have an instruction manual and a video on how to use it. And our customer service is online 24 hours a day, so we can help you solve any problem you may encounter. You may encounter the following problems. I will briefly outline the measures to solve this.

Unable to connect to WiFi: 

If your machine shows that it cannot connect to WiFi during use, then the steps you need to do are as follows.

  • Reboot
  • Press and hold the button for 5 seconds when the machine returns to the home position
  • Version upgrade
  • Check whether the machine keypad communication

Alarm sounds.

  • Restart
  • Re-close drawer and lid
  • Check that water is flowing in the tank
  • Check if the radiator fan is spinning
  • Is the water protection wire shorted

Unsatisfactory cutting effect

  • Reference focus parameters
  • Increase power to reduce speed
  • Check the laser power value when cutting (full power value is about 18)

Flame when cutting

  • Connect blowing cabinet
  • Adjust the air valve to the maximum
  • Check if the air tube of the cutting head is bent

The common fault problems and solutions are the above when operating fiber, co2, and GWKcloud machines. You can consult our customer service if you need help solving the issue after an operation. We are online 24 hours.

Frequently asked questions about the metal laser cut machine

Finally, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the metal laser cutting machine and its features.

What is a metal laser cut machineļ¼Ÿ

A metal cutting machine is a machine that uses a laser to cut flat materials through a computer-controlled program.

Is a cutting machine better than manual cutting?

Yes, cutting machines reduce labor costs and save time and waste. All cutting machines are computer controlled, so you don't need to put in much physical effort. Even the fully automatic ones can be loaded and unloaded unattended. 
The disadvantage is that we may have to pay for various maintenance of the cutter in the future, such as replacing the laser head, focus mirror, or aging of the machine. But this isn't very important compared to the labor cost.

How long does a metal laser marking machine last

Now the average life of the marking machine is about 25 years, specifically related to later use and maintenance.

How to maintain the marking machine

To regularly apply oil lubrication and clean the inside of the machine after a period of time.

Conclusion 

The laser cutting metal machine is a game-changing invention that makes cutting sheets much more accessible. The suitable metal cutting laser machines for your material can turn cutting and engraving into a hassle-free task. When you know what to consider and have a small list of the best cutting machine to choose from, it's easy to determine what type and model of the cutter to purchase.
Once you have a suitable machine, all you need to do is use and maintain it properly, and it will serve you well for nearly 25 years to come.