Thanks to the control of beam intensity, length and heat output as described above, laser cutting is great at working with multiple materials. Listed below are just some of the materials that laser cutting works well with:
Laser cutting can work with a huge variety of metals, including:
While metal is the most common material that laser cutting works with, such as for the laser cutting of hydro formed parts, it is used with many other materials too, as listed above.
Laser cutting can be used to safely cut glass, avoiding unnecessary cracking such as shown in the above!
The control that laser cutting provides, as well as the numerous materials that it can successfully work with, means that it unsurprisingly finds use in a host of different industries.
These include the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, the semiconductor industry, the electronics industry and the medical sector.
With all of these industries, production and manufacturing rates have been increasing over the years, while parts and components have become smaller and smaller. Due to this, laser cutting has noticed an increased use throughout many of the manufacturing processes.
With the above advantages, it is easy to see why laser cutting is becoming so widely used.
Laser cutting offers unique benefits over other more conventional forms of cutting. It has a lower power consumption, typically around 10Kw compared to 50Kw of other forms, and it operates at a much quicker and more precise rate.
Also it is safer as the laser beam is enclosed within a tight light box, whereas with other conventional methods typically a free running blade is doing the cutting.
One of the biggest benefits of the laser cutting process is the accuracy and precision that it provides to its users. With a focused, narrow beam, it can provide an ultimate level of accuracy.
Slits with widths as small as 0.1mm are achievable with laser cutting. You can see more on the laser cutting process in action with a video from us here; redENERGY G4 Pulsed Fiber Laser Cutting & Marking 0.3mm& 0.9mm.
Laser cutting is capable of performing a huge number of tasks. Thanks to the accuracy and speed that it provides, you will see it being used to delivery cuts in materials, make holes, create complicated shapes, and even to perform surgery on human tissue.
No, and this is one of the greatest advantages of laser cutting. As it is a non-contact process and uses a beam that is highly precise on the area it is being focused upon, heat damage is minimal to the surrounding area of the material.
The laser cutting process has many benefits over convetional cutting, namely that it delivers a much cleaner cut and finish
From helping to save lives with laser surgery to building the cars we drive or the smartphones that we use, laser cutting has a part to play. It is just one of a number of useful processes our range of Fiber Lasers can complete. If you have more questions that aren’t answered here on laser cutting or one of the other laser processes, we would be happy to help.