Hi there Fluxers

I was just wondering if anybody has found a good method (or formula) to calculate (or at least approximate) the cost of your laser usage? Considering the following things: lifetime + initial cost of the machine, lifetime + cost of a laser tube, and the power you use (since using more power will reduce the lifetime of your tube faster than using less power) I’m fully aware this is a very difficult exercise to make since the laser tube will degrade over time even when you’re NOT using it.

So give me your 2 cents on this. Make an educated guess. How much (euro)cents per minute? Suppose the engraving & cutting takes about 10 minutes. Again: on average. I just want an order of magnitude, not a mathematical calculation down the cent.

Thanks & happy burning!

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