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Why Glass and metal laser Lifespans Only Show half the Story
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The general understanding between a glass laser tube and a metal laser tube at 100 watts is that the metal laser tube will last longer overall. It has a longer lifespan of about two years on average. A glass laser tube may last about four years. Comparably, a metal tube can survive for about seven or eight. Of course, this is a broad definition and the actual lifespan varies based on the extremity of the use and maintenance.
Costs and Time
Yet, the above life spans only share half the story. There is more going on underneath. For example, a glass tube may only last three years on the lower end. It may cost close to $1,000. A metal tube will last twice as long, and it may cost about $1,500.
There are a few things to look at. The first is the repair itself. Dealing with manufacturers directly is not practical particularly because it just does not work this way. Many clients would have to work with the sales agent to get the job done. This will slow things down. So, any repair (even obtaining a warranty) would be spent waiting and working with the agent and the whims of the manufacturer.
The Burdens of a Recharge
Whether a laser tube is repaired or recharged, it needs to work through the manufacturer in one form or another. This leads directly into the largest problem involved in this process. Both CO2 40 watt laser tube types need to be recharged and repaired at some point. The lifespan is only half the story because it does not account for the recharge. A metal tube will need a recharge at some point in its longer lifespan. But, if a client needs to deal with the manufacturer for both recharges and replacements, they are open to the same slowdown.
Does it matter that it is a recharge over a replacement? It may have a small impact on the cost. But, it has little impact at the end of the line. The provider is still responsible for getting the content back up and running, and that can be a problem.
The lifespan is a bit of a moot point when it comes right down to it. What is more important, potentially, is the recharge rate. So, customers of Boss Laser still need to factor in the life prior to a recharge and how they manage their arrangements with the manufacturer and the sales agent.
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