The most important factor affecting the speed of making money by a laser is efficiency, and efficiency is the number of elements produced per unit of time. It should be remembered that in order to calculate the actual laser efficiency, we cannot take into account only the cutting time, because it often turns out that the preparatory activities significantly limit the actual cutting efficiency because any changes or implementation of a new part to production cause downtime in the laser, that’s the time the laser doesn’t make money.
Few realize that the differences between the performance of different lasers can be multiple. Often, entrepreneurs change machines or technologies to improve efficiency by 20-30%, and the choice of a laser alone can decide whether we will make 1000 or 5000 specific parts within an hour. There are many factors that make a big difference.