Laser cutting is one of technologies greatest innovations. It uses a laser to provide high-precision flat-sheet cutting without deforming the material that is being cut. The word “laser’ is an acronym that stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. A laser manipulates the basic structure of material by either cutting, melting or vaporising it.
Laser cutting technology is mostly used in the steel, metal and manufacturing industries; it has many advantages that have led to it being the preferred method of cutting over mechanical cutting.
How Does Laser Cutting Work?
In a laser cutting device, there is an optical signal that is magnified without an electrical conversion. The magnification of the optical signal stimulates the lasing material within a closed container, resulting in a beam being reflected on the inside, via a partial mirror, until there is enough energy to emit the beam as a stream of light.
A laser cutting machines can cut through the following materials:
- Anodised aluminium
Laser cutting has many functions and there are different machines for different purposes.
What Are the Advantages of Laser Cutting?
Laser cutting is preferred over mechanical cutting because it offers high-precision and fast cutting that does not deform the basic structure of the material being cut.
The following advantages are associated with laser cutting:
- You can expect clean, cut edges and zero dust formation.
- It can cut corners, three-dimensional shapes, and material with complex designs.
- Minimum kerf width.
- You do not need to apply any cutting lubricants.
- High-precision cutting of materials.
- It is easier than mechanical cutting.
- There is no delamination.
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