Plasma VS Laser, Pro’s and Con’s

Plasma VS Laser, Pro’s and Con’s

Low cost of initial purchase

Simple to operate

Only needs compressed air

Lower cost to run

Ability to cut rusty or painted materials

Lower accuracy than laser

Tapered holes and edges

Messy with water tables

More post-cut cleanup required

Large kerf width

Not good with fine details

Not good with ultra thin material

Accuracy down to ±0.005’’ repeatability

Super fast rapids and accelleration

Dross free results

Minimal post-cut cleanup

Fast and sensitive height control

High cost of initial purchase

Takes up more space

More complex

Required O2 and N2 assist gas

More expensive to operate

More attention to detail with micro joints

Will not cut rusty or painted materials

2021-10-27