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Used Laser Cutting Machines

Laser cutting machines are fabrication tools used in various industries for cutting materials with high precision and speed. They utilize a focused laser beam to cut through materials like metal, wood, plastics, and textiles. Laser cutters are essential tools in modern manufacturing and design because of their precision and versatility.

Benefits of Laser Cutting Technology

  1. Precision and Accuracy: Laser cutters can achieve intricate cuts with high precision
  2. Speed: These machines can cut materials quickly, which increases productivity.
  3. Versatility: Capable of cutting various materials, including metals (steel, aluminum), non-metals (wood, plastic), and composites.
  4. Automation: Many modern laser cutters are automated, allowing for computer-controlled operations, which makes duplicate cuts easy and efficient.
  5. Clean Cuts: They produce clean edges with minimal finishing required, reducing post-processing time.

Types of Laser Cutting Machines

The two most common types of laser cutting machines are CO2 and fiber lasers. While fiber lasers have been replacing CO2 lasers, both provide precise and accurate cuts. When selecting a machine, consider both application and budget.

  1. CO2 Lasers:
    • Material: Best for non-metallic materials such as wood, plastic, glass, and textiles
    • Wavelength: Operate typically at a wavelength of 10.6 micrometers
    • Power Range: Varies from a few watts to several kilowatts
    • Cost: Usually cheaper entry price than fiber lasers
  2. Fiber Lasers:
    • Material: Primarily used for metal cutting, including steel, aluminum, brass, and copper
    • Wavelength: Operate around 1.064 micrometers
    • Efficiency: High electrical efficiency and low maintenance


Laser cutting technology is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Some applications include:

  1. Manufacturing and Industrial Applications:
    • Cutting and shaping metal parts
    • Creating intricate components for electronics
    • Fabricating parts for automotive and aerospace industries
  2. Art and Design:
    • Creating detailed designs on wood, acrylic, and other materials
    • Custom engraving and decorative pieces
  3. Medical Devices:
    • Manufacturing precise and sterile components for medical equipment
  4. Signage and Display:
    • Cutting and engraving materials for signs, displays, and advertisements
  5. Textile and Fashion:
    • Cutting fabrics with precision for clothing and accessories

Choosing a Laser Cutting Machine

When selecting a laser cutting machine, consider the following factors:

  • Material Type: Ensure the laser type is compatible with the materials you need to cut
  • Power Requirements: Higher power lasers can cut through thicker materials but are more expensive
  • Precision Needs: For highly detailed work, a machine with higher precision and stability is necessary
  • Maintenance and Operating Costs: Consider the long-term costs of operation and maintenance
  • Software and Compatibility: Ensure the machine comes with compatible software for design and cutting operations

 We Buy and Sell Used Laser Cutting Machines

Partner with Jordan Craig Machinery to buy quality pre-owned laser cutters. Our goal is to match the right machine to your application. Browse our used lasers for sale.

If you have questions or would like assistance with the buying process, contact us! We listen carefully and ask targeted questions to learn about your application and needs. Then we recommend the equipment that best fits your cutting specifications, space and budget. We also have industry connections to assemble a turnkey service package for you including financing, shipping, installation, training, software, trade-ins, and tooling.

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