How Long Does a Laser Tube Last?

Having visited some of the more reputable Chinese Laser Tube manufacturers Websites. I determined that they indicate a service life of anything from 1,000 to 10,000 hours. Unfortunately, this is not the number of hours used, but the number of hours from the Date of Manufacture. Subsequently, heir Warranty is generally 3 ~ 12 months. However, if you treat the laser tube correctly, you can get years of use. So, how long does a laser tube last in reality? There is a common thought that CO2 Glass laser tubes degrade over time, even when not in use. Taking the lower … Read more

How To Get A Longer Life From Your Laser Tube

Although the glass CO2 laser tube used in many laser cutting and engraving machines are classed as consumables. There are a number of ways to prolong the life of the tube and get more “bang for your buck”. So, how to get a longer life from your laser tube? You need to consider a number of factors such as: However, even if you get these correct from the start. It will only help towards, not guarantee a long tube life. Running costs on a laser cutting and engraving machines are relatively low. However, the biggest consumable cost you will be … Read more