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    Source laser cutter help

    Hello, would anyone be able to suggest a laser cutter that will be able to cut at least 3mm mild steel.
    Budget of £15k-£25k

    Thanks,

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    Re: Source laser cutter help

    How large of pieces? Thats not a lot of budget for a full size sheet industrial machine, you'd need 15-20X that amount. In reality thats a good plasma table price range.

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    the pieces are 72mm x 72mm x 3mm
    I had intended to product metal tags (image attached)
    i was just concerned on the accuracy of the cut outs. if you could reccommend anything that would be able to do this it would be much appreciated, whether it be laser, plsma etc

    Thanks,
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    Re: Source laser cutter help

    Can't see the image, but you'd probably need minimum 500watts in a fiber, probably minimum 1kw Co2, less if you went with stainless. Plasma if done right can hold pretty good size, i would think < 1/2mm tolerance would be easy. Hypertherm or a miller on a CNC table would be my choice. A good brand 200W fiber for just the power supply and fiber is 30K, not including heads or a cnc base.

    For 20K you should easily be able to get whatever size plasma table you want and a top notch plasma unit.

    for reference
    https://www.toolots.com/5ft-10ft-cnc...UaAi46EALw_wcB

    https://www.millerwelds.com/equipmen...0-torch-m13811

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