What is laser cutting technology?

What is laser cutting technology?

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to vaporize materials, resulting in a cut edge. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, is now used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics.

How does laser cutting technology work?

Laser cutting is officially a process of thermal separation. The high-powered laser beam hits the surface of your chosen material and heats is so strongly and rapidly that it inevitably melts or vaporises. Then, once the laser beam has completely penetrated the material, the ‘cutting’ process begins.

Is a laser cutter a good investment?

Laser cutters are less expensive and made with greater quality than ever before. That said, they can still be a significant investment for small business owners. For them, achieving a return on their investment (ROI) quickly, is crucial to long term success.

What kind of machine is used for laser cutting?

The Laser Cutting Machine and Process Laser cutting is a non-contact, thermal-based fabrication process suitable for metal and non-metal materials.

How is laser cutting used in everyday life?

Laser cutting is a process that uses a laser to cut different materials for both industrial and more artistic applications, such as etching. This article is one of a series of TWI frequently asked questions (FAQs).

What kind of metal can you cut with a laser?

Cutting metal is one of the most common applications of laser cutting and is used on materials including stainless and mild steel, tungsten, nickel, brass and aluminium. Lasers are ideal for cutting metal as they provide clean cuts with a smooth finish.

What are the steps in the laser cutting process?

The basic laser cutting process includes the following stages: beam generation beam focusing localized heating and melting material ejection beam movement