With the fast development of laser technology,
laser cutting machine has become popular in sheet metal cutting fields.
Several years ago, YAG laser cutting machine and CO2 laser cutting machine have occupied a large market.
Recent years fiber laser cutting machine is emerging,
and it has more advantages than YAG & Co2 laser cutting machine and other traditional cutting solution,
such as EDM, Plasma cutting, water jet cutting and Wire EDM.
In thin sheet cutting field, most users like to use fiber laser cutting machine.
But what is sheet, what is plate, what is cut deal? Do you know how to distinguish so many different metal plate?
1.Thin Plate(take carbon steel as example)
Sheet means metal plate less than 4mm, usually we call it thin plate.
Mild steel and Stainless steel as two main cutting material,
most company select laser cutting machine on this field.
750W fiber laser cutting machine is popular in this field.
2.Medium Plate(take carbon steel as example)
Also we call it middle plate, 1kw & 2kw laser machine is popular in this field.
If carbon steel plate thickness under 10mm, and stainless steel is under 5mm,
1kw fiber laser cutting machine is suitable.
If plate thickness is from 10~20mm,2kw machine is suitable.
3.Heavy Plate(take carbon steel as example)
Usually we call it thick plate, it need 3kw laser machine at least.
Fiber laser cutting machine is not very popular in this field.
Because when the power is more than 3kw, the price is much higher and higher.
Most metal fabricators will choose a plasma cutting machine to finish the work.
Usually when cutting heavy plate, most customers choose plasma cutting machine.
But its cutting precision is not very high.
4.Extra thick plate
Thickness: 60~600mm. some country could reach to 700mm
No fiber laser cutting machine could used in this field.
On thick plate cutting fields, co2 laser cutting machine and plasma cutting machine have big advantage than fiber laser.
These kind of machine have very good complementary relationship.
Some large metal fabricating company have all these machine in order to meet different cutting demand.
If you want to learn more about laser cutting machine, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Jinan XinTian Technology Co.,Ltd
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Add：No. 316 Xinggang Road, Licheng District, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.