Ever since the first laser cutters were made, there have been numerous changes and improvements in the technologies involved in creating them. However, myths still surround these machines. Some of those who are considering owning and using them can unknowingly believe misguided information. The following are a few of the most common myths to date that should be ignored.
They are difficult to use and maintain
Laser cutters are only really hard to use if you think that they are. The various improvements in their creation not only involve the cutting itself but also how they are operated and maintained. Manufacturers are constantly working on how to upgrade their laser cutters’ uses, maintenance, and repairs. Hence, there is no truth about them being troublesome.
They can burn off materials
Since laser cutting and marking involve heat, most believe that lasers can burn off materials and sometimes cause fires. This is untrue since the lasers used in this kind of equipment are too weak for such possibilities. It’s true that wood might look a little burned after laser marking or cutting. However, laser cutting or marking on stainless steel or plastic won’t any fire. This kind of machine might cause a fire only if it has faulty wiring.
They cut through any thickness
Many people new to laser cutting have the impression that lasers are strong enough to split anything. While it’s true that certain lasers can go through various kinds of materials, it doesn’t mean that they can do so at any thickness. There’s still a reasonable limit to cutting with a laser machine, but it can easily go beyond what other kinds of cutting equipment can do.
Many more myths surround laser cutters and their usage. It’s a shame that many still believe them. Don’t believe these rumors if you truly want to maximize the use of these amazing machines. Looking up information online, asking manufacturers directly, and contacting actual owners are still the best ways to find facts about laser cutting machines.