Fiber lasers can cut through thin materials at very high speeds. They also have the ability to cut reflective materials without the risk of reflection, without damaging the machine, and thus can cut metals such as copper, brass and aluminum.
No thermal damage to objects
The laser light emitted by the fiber laser cutting machine is very powerful, which is why it can easily cut thicker materials such as steel. High precision allows the beam to not cause any damage to surrounding materials, and many industries can benefit from it.
Fiber lasers have higher performance than many similar products. Fiber lasers provide a higher level of beam quality, can be highly focused to achieve extremely precise levels of accuracy, and increase power density.
The main reason for using fiber laser cutting technology is to reduce the mechanical stress on the sheet metal parts when cutting. The laser helps to eliminate impact stress that may adversely affect sheet metal products during the cutting process. The heat-affected zone is very small, which means that the rest of the workpiece is barely exposed to heat, thus retaining the characteristics of the processed material, which is very important.
In addition, because laser cutting does not negatively affect sheet metal, it helps to minimize waste—tight cutting allows more parts to be made on each square foot of sheet metal.
How to maximize the advantages of laser technology
One of the goals when designing for manufacturing is to achieve a simple solution, not a complex solution. After all, complex designs are more difficult to manage, increase the likelihood of errors, and generate waste in the form of materials, energy, labor, and time. Laser cutting technology is a suitable tool for creating components of all shapes and sizes, and is one of the most efficient and cost-effective manufacturing methods.
Complex cutting with good edge quality can be done accurately on laser cutting equipment. The precise laser beam can create components with tight tolerances in a fast, clean and efficient manner, with little operator intervention. Advanced software and narrow cuts allow parts to be nested tightly to maximize output and reduce material waste.