14 Profitable Laser Cutting Business Ideas

14 Profitable Laser Cutting Business Ideas

Interested to start a laser-cutting business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own laser-cutting business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable laser-cutting business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a laptop accessories brand ($501K/month)

Laptop accessories are items that enhance the functionality of a laptop. These can include external hard drives, docking stations, and carrying cases.

To start a laptop accessories brand, you will need strong marketing and design skills. You should also have a good understanding of the laptop market and what accessories are more popular.

The recent trends in the laptop accessories industry are moving towards eco-friendly and sustainable products. Businesses are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact and offer their customers products that are made from sustainable materials.

Starting a laptop accessories brand is a great way to enter the world of product design. This type of business growing in popularity as people are looking for ways to personalize their laptops.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Jack Yao, our company is Mobile Pixels Inc. We started the company when I was a graduate student at MIT. During an internship at Amazon, I urgently felt the need of using a portable monitor as I was working in a co-working space. The idea came to when I was doing some programming work, I wished that I could have had a monitor that can be expanded from the back of the main laptop display.

Our product is the Duex monitor, we did 4.3MM in sales in 2019, and are on track to do $12MM for 2020.

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2. Start a shoe brand ($1.36M/month)

Starting a shoe business can be very lucrative - you can make money by selling shoes, but you can also make money by buying shoes and then reselling them at a higher price.

It's an industry that's been around for hundreds of years, so it's well-established and has plenty of room for growth—especially if you can get in at the ground level. It's also easy to start with minimal investment: even if you only have enough money for two months' worth of inventory, you can still get started right away.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $83,300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$212,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Kartik Gurmule, Founder at KASA, and Co-Founder at Dropshyp. KASA is an online luxury shoe and accessory boutique with over 270 luxury shoes in the collection.

We specialize in brogue designed footwear. All of our products are designed in the United Kingdom and made in Milan, Italy, by our partnered manufacturer. All of the KASA collection is hand-painted and handmade using Blake-stitching techniques. With insoles and outsoles entirely in leather, our shoes are ever long-lasting. Each shoe showcases the brand’s signature style and bears witness to the luxury lifestyle. We are actively marketing our products to our potential customers in the USA, the UK, Australia, and other parts of Europe using a variety of marketing techniques.

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3. Start an acrylic wax seal matrix production business

The use of seals as proof of document originality has been around for hundreds of years. In ancient times, seals carried the owner's emblem with a ring of text or a banner identifying the owner.

Although not many people use seal stamps nowadays, application areas still need official sealing. Wax seals are commonly used in crafting, weddings, and envelopes as an indication that the package is special

If you are the crafty type, you may consider starting your seal-making business.

4. Start a laser cut jewelry business

Increasing disposable income and innovative jewelry designs are some of the top factors influencing the jewelry industry's growth. Modern consumers classify jewelry as a status symbol, a trend boosting the demand for custom and unique jewelry.

According to a market research report, the jewelry industry the global jewelry market size will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 8.5% in the next decade. If you are in jewelry production, you may consider using laser technology to make unique or custom handmade jewelry pieces.

Regardless of the shape, design, or engraving you want to make, using a laser cutter makes it possible.

5. Start a custom metal cups business

For modern consumers, customization and personalization make a product feel unique and give them the added feeling that their product is exceptional. If you are creative, you might use laser technology to engrave utensils such as metal cups and plates.

Laser engraving is an advanced technique for making precise carves on metal surfaces using high penetrative lasers.

6. Start a laser cut clocks business

Laser-cut clocks not only provide an inexpensive home décor but also add more meaning and character to the décor of your house. Consider starting a laser-cut clocks-making business if you love making crafty indoor decor accessories. Your clients will be homeowners, businesses, offices, and clock collectors.

You will need a laser cutter and clock-making accessories to start your business.

7. Start a tombstones business

Have you thought of becoming a monument specialist? If so, the tombstone business is a viable idea for monument specialists.

Monument specializes use high-quality laser etching for engraving an image or letters onto a granite tombstone. Take your tombstone-making business to another level by using laser etching to print particular messages and pictures on monuments.

8. Start a book cover and case business

Statistics show that the US book publishing industry generates approximately $26 billion in annual revenue. No matter how informative the content, it takes having a high-quality book cover to draw the reader's attention.

Therefore, starting a book cover engraving business could be an attractive strategy for drawing customers to your business.

9. Start a glass etching business

Glass etching is a glass art technique of applying acidic or abrasive substances to a glass surface to roughen its texture in selected areas to create an attractive design. Also known as French embossing, glass etching is a popular method for creating customized glass art.

Are you passionate about glass art? You could start the glass etching business today. Glass etching is commonly used to create feature walls or partitions and enrich glass doors and windows.

10. Start a laser cut coasters business

Do you have a passion for starting laser-cutting business ideas? A potential opportunity that uses laser cutting techniques is making coasters. Whether you are a seasoned artist or interested in making décor crafts, laser cutting technology can help you achieve precision and accuracy.

Laser cutting technology also enables you to achieve custom designs at a lower cost, maximizing your profits.

11. Start a mirror art production business

Mirror art involves assembling small mirror pieces of varying colors and shapes to resemble a picture, landscape, or abstract design. You can use laser engraving technology as a unique and innovative way of customizing mirrors without frosting or damaging the mirror glass.

12. Start a decorative wood business

Laser engraving on wood provides a precise, accurate way of creating patterns, shapes, and designs.

The laser precision helps artists achieve a clean cut and smooth finish on the wooden surfaces. Whether working with hardwoods, veneers, plywood, or cherry, you can use laser cutting technology to engrave amazingly intricate images.

13. Start a bridal shoes business

Laser cutting technology is used widely in manufacturing leather shoes and belts. A potential laser technology application area is in making laser-cut bridal shoes.

Brides will spend whatever amounts it takes to appear eloquent and beautiful on their wedding days. Thus, starting a unique bridal shoe business could be a great opportunity to generate extra income.

14. Start a christmas ornaments business

Christians wear Christmas ornaments to reflect God’s love and light in their lives. If you are looking for a seasonal business idea, you can start the production of Christmas ornaments using laser technology.

The laser technology provides a cost-effective way of making Christmas ornaments and jewelry. You can operate the business from home or start a small storefront where you can keep your equipment and raw materials.

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