Take Advantage of Larger Laser Bed Capabilities

A larger laser bed has many benefits.

A laser system with a larger bed size is no longer a penalty for slower engraving speed. System manufacturers have listened to the market and now offer some super-sized bed sizes. I recommend taking advantage of the capabilities a larger bed size can offer.

If your current laser system has a 12-by-24-foot bed size, this super-sized laser system can increase your current engraving capacity by two times or more. If your laser is busy engraving much of the production day, a larger bed translates into increased production capacity and less overtime.

Increasing the engraving productivity is not the only reason for purchasing a laser system with a larger bed size. Laser cutting is an increasing business opportunity, and many systems have the capacity of handling sheet stock up to 40 inches long. The larger laser bed allows multiple sheets of standard size products that are 12-by-24 inches or the ability to handle one large sheet, opening up markets like sign making. It’s easy to calculate that increased capacity with a larger laser bed size translates into increased profits.

Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano is the Distribution Sales Manager - The Americas 3D Printing & Laser Systems at Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at

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