What Factors Affect the Cost of Laser Cutting?

What Factors Affect the Cost of Laser Cutting?

What Factors Affect the Cost of Laser Cutting?

The precision CNC machining process of laser cutting is one of the most sought-after services we provide. The final cost of a laser cutting project depends on numerous factors.  When our team works with you, we consider your budget and end goal of the products you are asking us to produce. Our next series of articles covers some of the factors we consider when providing a quote for laser cutting services.  Let’s get started.


The design of your laser cutting project has a direct impact on the final cost. As the complexity of the design increases, so does the overall cost.  This is primarily because simple designs require less laser cutting machine time, while more complex projects demand more time and man-hours. A design which requires any post-processing alterations will also be subject to additional man-hours and costs.


If the specifications of your laser cutting project require any sort of customization, then this needs to be factored into the cost of your project.  Some examples of customizations include laser engraving and special edges or corners.

Our next article will cover more factors that affect the cost of laser cutting.

Whether you have an upcoming laser cutting project or are in need of another precision CNC machining service (i.e., CNC milling, CNC turning, laser engraving, close tolerance machining, small part machining, etc.) your friends at JW Machine can help. We are an ISO 9001/AS 9100 machine shop with extensive experience working with sensitive industries including aerospace, defense, and OEM parts manufacturing. Do you have an upcoming prototypes to production manufacturing or contract manufacturing job? If so, we would love to work with you. Give JW Machine a call today.