Basically, laser cutting is a slitting process that is widely used to cut both metallic and non-metallic materials of various thicknesses. Once the laser beam hits the material, it heats it up to the degree that it melts or vaporizes and then the cutting process has begun. What makes this cutting technology very unique is that it completes its job without making any contact with the material unlike other cutting methods involving huge tools with enormous power. What this means, no damage is made to the workpiece and the laser machine does not wear that easily.
Benefits of Laser Cutting
Wide range of material can be cut
From wood, plastics, and glass to stainless steel, copper, and aluminum, laser cutters are capable of cutting through these materials safely and with high-quality results. Also, various sheet metal thicknesses can be cut as well using lasers. This ability makes laser cutting tools the top choice for plenty of industrial and commercial applications.
Freedom to cut intricate contours
Laser cutters are very flexible as they can cut through even small lot sizes as well as the huge ones. This is because as the beam heats up only the focused spot, the rest of the material is subjected to very minimal stresses or not at all. Hence, the kerf can be very little and even the most intricate contours can be cut easily and smoothly. This is why lasers are the preferred process when working with complicated design.
High-quality cutting edges
Another good aspect about laser cutting technology is its ultrashort pulses that make the machine able to vaporize almost any material very fast. This results in heat impact in nearby areas undetected, creating high-quality cutting edges with no ejection of melted material. This further makes this cutting method ideal in applications involving fragile applications such as the case in the medical industry.
So, if you think your project would also benefit from using a laser cutter machine, then we would be happy to help you with it.