The laser beam hits the surface of the material and heats it so strongly that it melts or completely vaporizes. Once the laser beam has completely penetrated the material at one point, the actual cutting process begins. The laser system follows the selected geometry and separates the material in the process
Laser Table Accuracy
How accurate is laser cutting today? The short answer is very accurate. Today, cut width can be extremely small with laser cutting (less than 0.0001 inch) whilst dimensional accuracy is almost as precise (at approximately ± 0.0005 inch).
Using a jet of gas to blow the molten material out of the cut facilitates the cutting process and enhances the ability of the laser to produce clean cuts.
Whatever You Need
Best of all, the laser cutting machine can re-create these designs in minutes and CWS can produce as many parts as you need.
Laser cutting does not require an exchange of tools for each separate cut. The same setup is suitable for cutting a lot of different shapes within the same material thickness. Also, intricate cuts do not pose any problems.
The Enormous Impact of Laser Cutting in Manufacturing
Laser cutting has revolutionized industrial manufacturing.
It has made the process of cutting materials, especially sheet metal, far more efficient and accurate.
Two Main Types of Laser Cutting
Fusion Cutting – This process involves fusing the material with a laser beam and applying a jet of high-pressure nitrogen to remove the excess molten material.
Oxidation Cutting – The material is heated to the temperature of combustion. The material is then oxidised, removing the excess molten material.