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Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to vaporize materials, resulting in a cut edge. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, it is now used by schools, small businesses, architecture, and hobbyists. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics. The laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or the laser beam generated. A commercial laser for cutting materials uses a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern to be cut onto the material. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

Laser Cutting

The high-precision, high-speed and quality of laser cutting has made it the technology of choice for advanced manufacturing across countless industries.

With GW fiber lasers, laser cutting has become a reliable and highly cost effective solution, resulting in increased adoption throughout the metal manufacturing world.

  • Benefits of fiber laser cutting include:
  • Precise and repeatable high-quality cuts
  • Greater reliability and performance – no optics to adjust or align and no lamps to replace.
  • The ability to process highly reflective materials such as copper and brass
  • Non-contact cutting – no degradation in cut quality
  • Minimal maintenance – high tool availability
  • Variety of lasers to cut non-metallic materials
  • Scalable process from micro cutting stents up to shaping structural steel
  • Easily automated for maximum productivity
  • Reduced energy consumption & bills – due to greater efficiency.

Types of Metals

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Why are more manufacturers turning to cutting with fiber lasers as opposed to traditional and more conventional methods?

Manufacturers have several metal cutting methods to choose from, each having their own benefits and advantages. Worldwide, more and more manufacturers are cutting with fiber lasers due to their increased uptime and throughput, lower operating costs and overall improved quality.   

CO2 Laser Cutting vs. Fiber Laser Cutting

CO2 lasers provide smooth cutting edges for some thicker materials (>25 mm)

With recent breakthroughs, fiber lasers provide high quality cuts with thicker materials. Fiber lasers also cut thinner materials faster than CO2 and are superior in cutting reflective metals, which provides a much lower cost of ownership.

Plasma Cutting vs. Fiber Laser Cutting

Plasma cutting equipment is among the cheapest alternatives to choose from in the market.
Fiber cutting has lower consumables cost. Cutting with fiber lasers improves cut precision, quality and production yield, providing superior parts at lower prices.

Waterjet Cutting vs. Fiber Laser Cutting

Waterjet cutting is effective for cutting extremely thick materials (>25 mm)
In all other cases, fiber lasers provide higher throughput, more consistent quality and decreased downtime compared to waterjets.

EDM Cutting vs. Fiber Laser Cutting

Electrical discharge machine cutting provides excellent accuracy and minimal heat damage to materials.
Fiber lasers offer comparable precision AND are up to 10x faster than EDM cutting – delivering much higher output and productivity.

Advantages of GW Fiber Laser Cutting Technology

Super Piercing Pulse

The cutting rate is significantly improved by using Super PulsePiercing technology,which not only eliminates the stop time ofthin matel sheet piercing,but also significantly improves thecutting efficiency of thick matel massive piercing ,which fullyreflect the technical advantage of GW laser in electricity saving

Anti Back Reflection

ABR technology can be cutting a long time and massive differenthigh reflective metal materials such as aluminum, brass, copper,silver, gold, mirror steel etc.More than 6000 GW lasers are servicing for end users woldwide,fully verifying the reliability andadvancement of GW ABR technology.

High Brightness Flat top

Based one 976nm pump tech.HBF beam mode provideoptimized beam output ,enchance the cutting speed andcutting quality, specially for thick ness metal sheet,improvethe cutting or welding application efficiency.

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