The Fundamentals of Laser Technology by XT Laser Wendy
What is laser technology
Laser technology cutting uses a high-powered beam to cut material based on computer-controlled parameters. As the laser guides its beam along the material, everything in its direct path is vaporized burned or melted. One of the benefits of laser cutting technology is the cut product rarely needs any finishing work as this process ensures a high-quality surface finish.
Basic Mechanics of Laser Cutting Technology
Laser cutting is the complete removal. And separation of material from the top surface to the bottom surface along a designated path. Laser cutting can be performed on a single layer material or multi-layer material.
When cutting multi-layer material, the laser beam can be precisely controlled to cut through the top layer without cutting through the other layers of the material.
Material thickness and density are important factors to consider when laser cutting. Cutting through thin material requires less laser energy than cutting the same material in a thicker form. Lower density material typically requires less laser energy. However, increasing laser power level generally improves laser cutting speed.
Laser technology benefits
Laser cutting presents certain advantages over plasma cutting. As this process is more precise and uses less energy when cutting steel and aluminium sheets. In addition, our latest Fiber laser machines, such as our 7Kw machine, are now approaching plasma machines in their ability to cut through thick materials.
The precision levels and edge quality achieved with laser cutting machines are better than traditional cutting methods, as the laser beam will not wear during the laser cutting process. Laser cutting technology also enables us to cut complex shapes without the need for tooling and at a similar or faster speed than other cutting methods.
The fact that laser cutting technology offers reduced contamination of the workpiece presents certain advantages over traditional mechanical cutting techniques.
Laser cutting also allows us to cut small diameter holes with complex detail and good edge quality in either sheet, plate, tube or box section.
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