Apr 19, 2015 Off Comments in Business News, Laser Cutting by

Laser cutting is a process that uses a laser to cut materials for engineering or manufacturing applications. A distinctive commercial laser for cutting materials includes a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern to be cut onto the substance. Industrial/engineering laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping materials. Laser cutting can be used for custom plastic parts, but it can also appropriate to cut wood, foam parts, rubber, and thin custom metal parts.

Laser cutting has many advantages over the mechanical cutting process.  The task of work-holding is easier with reduced vibration.  Additionally, the cutting accuracy is superior, since the laser beam does not wear throughout the process. There is also a slim chance of warping the material that is to be cut, as laser systems have a little heat-affected zone. Some materials are also very firm or unworkable to cut by more conventional ways.

The fact that laser cutting can eliminate the need for machining on many engineering jobs, it presents the advantages over traditional mechanical cutting techniques:

  • Provides clean cut edges without burr or dust formation.
  • Minimal deviation.
  • Laser cutting ensures extremely fine contours and practically radius-free inner edges.
  • Laser cutting offers low thermal influence.
  • It is possible to cut various material thicknesses and combinations in one laser cutting operation.
  • It ensures separation of integral printed boards.
  • Laser cutting ensures no material deformation due to contactless material processing.
  • For doing laser cutting no tensioning device or protective cover is required.
  • Laser cutting ensures high level of precision and positional accuracy of the cut edges due to automatic recording.
  • Laser cutting techniques provide high accuracy with low tolerances.