How Do I Choose a Cutting Machine?

Sep. 26, 2021

In order to choose the right cutting machine for your requirements, you must first select one based on the main characteristics of the material to be cut. To name a few examples, metal, plastic, fabric and wood cutting machines do not all use the same technology.


You also need to choose a machine that is calibrated to the thickness to be cut and a table that is the right size for the part to be cut. Finally, you must choose a cutting technology based on the required precision, the quality of the cut and the productivity required.

 Applications of Iecho Cutting Machine

Applications of  Iecho Cutting Machine

Iecho cutting machine GLS provides the best solutions for mass production in Textile, Furniture, Car interior, Luggage, Outdoor industries, etc. Equipped with IECHO high-speed Electronic Oscillating Tool (EOT), iecho cutter GLS can cut soft materials with high-speed, high precision, and high intelligence. IECHO CUTSERVER Cloud Control Center has a powerful data conversion module, which ensures GLS works with the mainstream CAD software in the market. If you want to know more information about the best iecho cutting machine, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  


What are the main types of cutting technology?

To cut metal, you can choose between laser cutting, plasma cutting, electrical discharge machining and oxyacetylene cutting. For rigid materials, metal or other materials, you can turn to waterjet cutting, which allows you to cut thick materials. If you need to cut softer materials such as fabric, leather, soft plastics, paper or cardboard, you may be interested in knife cutting.

 Iecho Cutter GLS

 Iecho Cutter  GLS

When should I choose a laser cutter?

Laser cutters use heat from a laser beam guided by a mirror or fibre optic. Depending on the type of laser, you can cut different types of material. CO2 laser cutters are usually used to cut plastic, foam, wood, glass, textiles or soft steel. CO2 lasers cannot cut reflective metals, such as copper or brass. The more powerful fiber laser cutters are used to cut sheet metal, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and some plastics.

Laser cutting allows you to cut different materials without changing tools, simply by setting the laser parameters. It is a very precise process with very small notch widths, allowing for complex contours. Depending on the material to be cut, the cutting speed can be very fast. The laser cutting machine is fully automatic and requires little human intervention, greatly reducing the risk of accidents.


When should I choose a plasma cutting machine?

Plasma cutting machines are only used for ferrous (steel, stainless steel etc.) and non-ferrous metals (brass, copper, aluminium etc.) with a maximum thickness of 160 mm. Plasma cutting is faster than laser cutting for medium-thick plates and faster than oxy-acetylene cutting for thin or medium plates. In general, plasma cutting is suitable for cutting thick metal sheets.


The principle of plasma cutting is relatively similar to that of TIG welding: it involves the generation of an electric arc that ionises a jet of gas passing through a nozzle between the electrode and the workpiece to be cut. For plasma cutting air, argon, nitrogen, oxygen or hydrogen are usually used. Regardless of the gas used, you will have to change the nozzle and electrode regularly. Portable plasma cutting machines are available for on-site applications. Due to the heat and fumes generated by vaporized metal, plasma cutting should only be carried out in well-ventilated areas or outdoors.





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