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Which brand of laser source should I choose for metal cutting, welding, cleaning, marking,..?

When purchasing a laser machine, you must see the machine and the laser source separately. We can deliver or build any source into any machine. Lasermach can supply any laser source, but focuses on the most used and best tested laser sources.  Every different application in the metal working world has need of a different or Specific  type of laser Source.  Not every laser ssource maker can deliver all types of sources, and most of the brands have developped on specific type or group of sources very well, but not all types. Therefor some brands are very strong in one type that the other is not strong at all.  

There is today such a broad selection of laser sources for sale with such a broad range of prices, many clients are afraid when buying a machine with a laser source brand not belonging to the "best known brand" of getting stuck with a “tinker toy” machine that won’t work very well or last very long. Most fiber laser sources, whether made domestically, in Europe, USA or the Far East, are reliable and work well. Every brand has his specific very well developped sources.

Photonics Solutions for the Metal Industry

Laser Welding - Laser Cutting - Laser Cleaning - Laser Marking - Laser Engraving

RAYCUS laser

Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd.

Raycus Laser is established in 2007,headquartered in Wuhan,which is engaged in research, development and scale production of high-power fiber lasers and core devices.  Its products including: single module cw fiber lasers, Multi-module cw fiber lasers, QCW fiber lasers, high-power pulsed fiber lasers, Q-switched pulsed fiber lasers, MOPA fiber lasers, fiber delivered direct diode lasers and welding fiber lasers etc.
The vision of company is taking the R&D and production of diversified high-quality high-power fiber laser products for all types of industrial processing,It is aim to continue to lead the China high-power fiber laser development and strive to create a Chinese fiber laser brand and become a world-class fiber laser manufacturer.

Raycus laser sources are strongly on the rise and are ranked # 1 in volume sales. They participate in the top worldwide.

  • Raycus laser sources are very attractively priced and very stable (+/- 3-5%).
  • Raycus is less able to handle high-reflective materials such as silver, copper, brass or aluminum etc. but when it comes to cutting steel and stainless steel (stainless steel / stainless steel), raycus is an excellent choice for years of cutting pleasure.
  • Raycus has a high quality range of CW sources, QCW sources, Q-Switch sources and added recently a range of MOPA source

Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd. is the first Chinese enterprise engaged in the research, development and scale production of high-power fiber lasers and core devices and the largest fiber laser R&D and production base  with global influence in China and the world


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IPG laser

IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics is a leading high-performance  amplifiers  and fiber lasers manufacturer. IPG Photonics' diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific and advanced applications.  The Company is leveraging its brand and position as a pioneer and leader in developing and commercializing fiber lasers and amplifiers increasing its market share in the broader markets. IPG lasers continue to displace traditional lasers in many existing applications due to their superior performance and value.

IPG lives up to its name and is considered one of the best laser sources in the industry. IPG sources are extremely stable (+/- 2%) and are extremely easy to adjust for different materials.

  • IPG is, however, a lot more expensive than most of the others; partly because of the name, partly because of the even slightly better technology.
  • IPG also dislikes highly reflective materials, but can handle them better than Raycus or others. However, aluminum, steel and stainless steel are no problem.
  • If you want the perfect cut or if you work regulary in aluminum in addition to steel, IPG is your better choice.
  • IPG has a high quality range of proven CW sources, Nano-second and Pico-second pulsing sources, QCW sources and added recently a range of Hybrid source

The cornerstones of IPG technology are our cladding side-pumping technique and distributed single-emitter diode pumping architecture.


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MAX Photonics laser

Max photonics is founded in 2004,headquartered in Shenzhen, which is unremitting exploration in device and laser technology.  Its product including: a variety of power CW Fiber laser source from single and multi-module, Q-switch pulsed fiber laser, MOPA pulsed fiber laser, QCW fiber laser; Single and dual wavelength direct diode laser etc; The fiber source is widely used for laser welding,3D printing,surface treatment,laser marking,laser cutting and laser cleaning industry application.

The vision of company is become a outstanding representative of China laser,world-class laser source manufacturer.

  • CW Fiber Laser
  • Pulsed Fiber Laser
  • QCW Fiber Laser
  • Diode Laser


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NLIGHT laser

Best laser source for reflective Materials

nLIGHT is founded in 2000 ,which is a US leader in the development, design and production of innovative laser technologies and products.Their high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers are widely used for a range of markets including industrial, microfabrication, aerospace and defense.  Nlight laser sources belong in a class of their own. NLIGHT could be considered to be the one of the very best laser source, although the market share is not as large as IPG or RAYCUS.

nLIGHT’s semiconductor lasers are the industry’s brightest and operate at unique wavelengths and power combinations. Their high-power continuous wave fiber lasers provide significant advantages over legacy fiber lasers for programmability, serviceability and reliability.

  • The big advantage of NLIGHT is a very ingenious built-in water-cooled “beam dump”. This allows NLIGHT to deal well with highly reflective materials. Laser light that is reflected back and would damage the source with RAYCUS or IPG is neatly deflected in the beam dump with NLIGHT without harmful consequences.
  • If you want to get started with materials such as copper, brass, silver and even if you cut a lot of aluminum, NLIGHT is definitely the best choice.
  • However, keep in mind that NLIGHT is also the most expensive laser source option.
  • Programmable beam shape fiber lasers sources and Single-mode & multimode CW laser sources with hardware backreflection protection

Other brands of fiber lasers sources often employ software isolation which shuts off the laser when back-reflection is detected. This solution requires users to reset the system costing them valuable processing time. nLIGHT’s hardware isolation converts the back-reflected power to heat which dissipates before it can damage the laser, keeping your operation running.


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JPT Laser

Dongguan JPT Optical Technology Co.,Ltd

Registered in 2006,headquartered in Shenzhen, JPT is a high-tech enterprise,which now focuses on the R&D, production, sales, and technical services of lasers,intelligent equipment and optical devices.  It is the first manufacturer of MOPA fiber lasers in China, products cover three series:l aser source (MOPA fiber lasers, CW fiber lasers and DPSS lasers etc), intelligent equipment (passive component, optical inspection, laser equipment, module inspection and vision inspection) and Optical device (fiber optical components, high power fiber optical components,data center solution and boxes and accessories etc);

"Leading Optical Technologies for People" is the mission of JPT,which hope to become a global leading provider of lasers and intelligent equipment in the near future.  Definitively number one in MOPA laser sources with also strong presence in Q-switch Laser and CW laser production.

  • Definitively the best and most advanced MOPA Lasers sources in the market
  • Already famous for marking and engraving lasers ande also superior result in laser cleaning

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Laser sources for the metal working industry

Specific laser sources for specific jobs

Technological Evolution and innovation are often signs of market demands: today there is a real interest in laser applications which become increasingly involved in metal working industry. 
The most used sources for metal working lasers today are following 3 groups of laser sources:


=>crystal/fiber optic lasers (YAG and Fiber Lasers)

=>solid state lasers (diode lasers, disk lasers and DPSS lasers)