Fiber laser cutting of metals: how it works

Thursday 19 April 2018

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Metal is one of the most suitable materials for laser cutting. In fact, a number of uniquely designed objects can be created with an extreme care for detail. This article will show us something more on both its cutting and   laser systems for metals. 

Over the years laser cutting of metals has increasingly improved and refined its techniques, especially due to the fiber laser that is much more powerful and accurate compared with the previous  Co2 laser systems.

Fiber laser cutting of metals

Fiber lasers are characterized  by higher precision compared with the Co2 ones; their beam is in fact thinner and its reduced width allows higher precision that, combined with the very high speed of linear motors, involves creating objects with accurate and precise finishes. For instance, objects that can be created through fiber laser systems are the gears or small parts of machinery and equipment. Their manufacturing does not require any further adjustments or any further lapping or cleaning of the part being cut.  Our most suitable machines for this type of cutting   are  LME and  Fiber Plus. 

The importance of laser cutting

When cutting metal, what really makes the difference is the thinness of the laser beam. That is why the thinner the laser spot is, the more accurate  the cut is.  This aspect, combined with the dynamics of the  linear motors’ technology, brings about unique creations.  

The linear motor is electric and the rotor and the stator are linear and not circular. Such outstanding  detail brings about a particular feature: instead of generating a mechanic movement a force is produced. Such force, adding to the very thin blade of the fiber, creates complex shapes without any further finish while guaranteeing an immediate perfect result.