There are a few main reasons why you would purchase a laser as opposed to a CNC Mill. The 4 main reasons are:
- Little to no post processing (Flame Polished Edges)
- Processing Costs
In this article we will compare and contrast Laser vs CNC Mill and help explain why to buy a laser.
One main advantage that a laser has over a CNC Mill is that there is little to no post processing needed after cutting out a product from its parent material. The laser is able to create a flame polished edge in acrylic for example which would be a cost intensive manual process if the same product was cut on a CNC Mill. The laser is also able to create a higher quality, uniform cut around the product, even in hard to reach places or on small intricate parts, which hand polishing could not achieve. The CNC Mill post processing is time intensive, which means