Recent comments suggest Hurricane Lasers changed to VipLasers.com and now laser-depot-usa.com. Forums will show mixed opinions and recent activity.
This Ohio based company offers a variety of imported laser machines. Nothing fancy from their website other than pretty decent info on their systems. Look to be mainly imported laser machines with Chinese software, laser tubes, etc. But, USA support is better than overseas. So, the value added cost is well worth it. Seem to be a small outfit with limited inventory availability.
If you’re looking for info on Full Spectrum (FS) Laser out of Las Vegas, NV then this post will serve to get you some help for your review. According to their website they appear to have location in Las Vegas and Canada, and one where they import as well – China.
I’ve only talked to one employee briefly on Full Spectrum Laser. I can’t say anything good or negative from that conversation. Once my call was returned I asked for basic info on the company’s status with BBB or D&B and to confirm their location. Never can be too sure now a days so good to confirm these details.
Online reviews are mixed and there seems to be some ongoing law suit with a competing company. FS has an array of interests beyond co2 laser machines including the popular 3D printers that seem to be successful from their initial release. Researching reviews display either pretty good or blatant, very angry reviews.
They’re main product is the 40 watt, 20×12″ hobby laser they designed. They assemble this unit in their warehouse – some parts are imported. It’s their latest creation over the “Deluxe” smaller hobby laser. Nonetheless, it is pretty inventive. The removable bottom may be more of an impracticality then a feature for convenience.
Links to user reviews:
Actual support emails posted.
About their smaller popular hobby laser
About their focus lenses….important to get a good lens:
About 20×12 laser software and support:
Anyone have first hand experience feel free to leave a factual comment below…
Automation Technologies, Inc Review Links:
What has me confused with this outfit is the U.S. address yet I get a strong Chinese vibe on their website and especially email conversations.
AT is based out of a suburb of Chicago, Illinois but it was apparent that they’re “flipping” lots and lots of imported machines and parts. Almost a broker of sorts only using a U.S. address.
I got help and email support. But the machinery is akin to buying a “40W HIGH PRECISE laser carving machine” on eBay.
Every time I asked about a specific machine I was told there was only 1 left and that more would come next week but of course a more expensive model was readily available. The prices were very cheap…VERY cheap.
TIP: Never buy baby blue $870 “laser engravers”.
Software on their imported machines is Chinese Logo Work which is similar to Lasercut, not terrible but dated and a very limited in terms of what files it will work with. I’ve worked with LaserCut 5.3 some but I much prefer U.S. software (EngraveLAB). In the end my personal Automation Technologies review is that sometimes cheap can get expensive real quick.
I’d do a due diligence on this company before buying any machine. Their return policy actually is great though…
2 REASONS FOR RETURNS:
-Wrong Item Shipped
* All returns must be authorized. *
But, what if don’t like the “item”?
Could be wrong but the “company address” is stated as a mailing address?
Automation Technology Inc.
2104 Stonington Ave,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
My suggestion would be to look at more reputable U.S. laser cutting companies that manufacture their machine in house such as Epilog, Trotec, Universal, Trumpf that offer a better quality machine, software, support tech’s that show a history and a warehouse to visit as there are quiet a few to choose from as reviewed throughout this blog.
Below are a couple links I found helpful with this Epilog laser review. I’ve found them and Universal a little over kill on price due to the extra features and CNC milled parts all done in the USA. Feel free to leave your comments.
Looking to add some new CNC equipment to your shop. I found a few sites and will add as more of you submit suggestions. Here are a few links to some affordable possibilities under $2,000.
5 axis CNC: