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What type of work is a galvo laser best suited for?

Galvo laser machines generally have smaller marking areas, which are optimized for specialized applications. Workstations can be configured in different ways such as with housings that have pass-throughs, with housings that have detachable side parts, or without housings altogether. Without housings, even large and bulky parts can be marked. The laser marking workstations with housings have marking areas of up to 12.2 X 12.2 inches (310 X 310 mm) for fiber lasers, and up to 19.7 X 19.7 inches (500 X 500 mm) for CO2 lasers. Mounting the galvo laser on an axle system (X, Y) of a laser workstation can increase the marking area to approximately 43 X 23.6 inches (1100 X 600 mm). 

-Josh Stephens, Lasers Plus

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Josh Stephens

Josh Stephens is the owner of Lasers Plus. Formerly, he was the lead applications expert for a large laser manufacturer. He has been in the industry for over seven years.

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Matt Dixon

Matt Dixon is the executive editor of GRAPHICS PRO and WRAPS magazines. Before that he was served as editor of Sign & Digital Graphics and Sign Business Magazine. He can be reached at 720-566-7286.

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