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Another area that can get confusing to those who do not understand the specifics of laser scan head design is the use of so-called double scan head systems in the hope of accelerating cutting speed.
These higher-priced double scan head laser cutters are at times no faster or can even be slightly slower than the single scan head laser cutters that use higher wattage lasers coupled with more sophisticated algorithms in the laser control software.
Although the idea of using two lasers at once to double your production speed might sound good, this creates significant quality issues and cannot truly double speed because of the physical constraints of putting two laser scan heads next to each other and the compromises that this forces one to make.