Nowadays it is very easy to find the laser cutting service online, either local shops with one or two laser cutters or the overseas large metal processing manufacturer doing other works besides laser cutting. People may get confused while choose the supplier to do the laser cutting job, what kind of shops should I choose or how to know if the supplier’s laser cutting service is good.
Now that it is called service, we can compare them from the quality, price, delivery time and others. The quality of the laser cutting service is very subtle, it looks the quality is ensured by the laser cutter only, but the workers’ level and attitude is very important. The system would recommend the cutting route and start working automatically, but it would be better to double check and approve it by people. The unreasonable cutting route may leave the spots at the starting and finishing positions. Also, the cutting speed is very important. All the laser cutting shops like to cut the panels as fast as they can to save power, but the panels may be cannot cut through if it is too fast, especially for the narrow places of the thick panels. Yes, they will not tell you this actively but the shops with good laser cutting service should consider about this before cutting.
Better to know the basic way of laser cutting cost calculation before contact the suppliers, it is fine if the price is higher for low quantity, but it would be not good if the price is much higher than the industry standard even the quantity is fine. Like the other fields, the level of laser cutting service can be seen through details.
Are they willing to make the simple drawings for you? Are they willing to do your small urgent order first? Are they willing to check the price and order the steel sheets for you? Is there packing of the cut parts and how about the service attitude? Yes, there are many reasons or excuses if the supplier cannot do these, but there are always solutions for the shops with good laser cutting service.