Analysis of China's Laser Cutter Machine Market
At present, there are over 200 laser processing machine manufacturers operating in China, supported by a strong industrial workforce consisting of nearly 20,000 employees, among which the technicians account for 50%, and specialists with medium to senior technical titles account for 30%. In the mean time, the industry development in China also attracted the attention and follow-up by many overseas laser processing equipment manufacturers.
It is estimated that the current sales of 1~4KW laser cutters in the Chinese market have reached 300~350 sets, of which China's supply could be over 200, and the rest (over 100) were from foreign countries, such as Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea and Belgium. The biggest Chinese producer is Shanghai Unity Prima Laser Machinery Co., Ltd., ranked 8th in the global production, and its annual amount of orders has surpassed 100 sets. The other major producers are Huagong Laser Engineering Co. Ltd., Jinan Jiemai NC Engineering Co. Ltd., Shenyang Prima Laser Machine Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Jin Fangyuan Co. Ltd, etc.
Laser marking machine
At present, laser marking machine sales cover more than 50% of Chinese laser processing machine sales, occupying a wide extent of the Chinese market, and greatly expanding the application industry fields, with application range even much wider than the overseas. Its annual amount of sales is approximately 4000~5000 machines. The well-known Chinese marking machines producers are companies such as Han's Laser, Huagong Laser, Chu Tian Laser, Da Heng Laser, Guilin Stars Laser, ZHD Laser.
25W~100W Laser processing machine
It mainly refers to the type applying a 25W~100W CO2 laser and a X-Y tabletop work-bench system, and also refers to the type applying a Nd:YAG laser machine integrated with vibration mirror. It can be applied in carving works, including inner carving, cutting, piercing, embroidering and cut processing. Its annual output is about 6,000, occupying the vast Chinese market, and it has been exported to regions such as the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. The well-known producers of X-Y work-bench machines are Zhejiang Boye Laser, Guangdong Yueming Laser and Wuhan Golden Laser.
Laser cladding technology and equipment for re-manufacturing industries
Laser processing technology for the reproducing industry mainly uses 5KW~10KW CO2 high-power laser and its system. Its annual sales are approximately 100 sets. A comparatively outstanding company in this aspect is the Dalu Laser. They apply the laser micro profiling and cladding technology into practice and widely use it in industry fields. Meanwhile, the company also produces laser devices and units, becoming a leading enterprise of this technology in China. Other well-known firms are Wuhan Goldensky Laser, Huagong Laser, and Unity Laser.