Requirements for cutting materials for laser cutting machines?

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Laser cutting machines use lasers instead of traditional solid cutting knives, with high accuracy, high cutting efficiency, not limited to the variability of cutting styles, automatic optimization of cutting layout to save materials, smooth cutting, and low processing costs. It will gradually change or replace traditional material processing equipment. As the most popular industrial laser cutting equipment in the 21st century, its processing materials have a wide range of powerful functions and are gradually introduced into various industries, becoming a very powerful helper in production. Today, I would like to share with you the advantages of different types of laser cutting machines in cutting materials!

There are currently three main types of laser equipment applications. One type is used for automotive sheet metal processing, transformer boxes, fitness equipment, etc. These materials are usually relatively thin. Stainless steel plates with a thickness of 1-5 millimeters can be cut using a medium power laser cutting machine. YAG laser cutting machines or 500 watt fiber laser cutting machines can be used to cut this type of material. The second type is to cut plastic (polymers), rubber, wood, paper products, leather, and natural or synthetic organic materials. Since this material is not a metal product and has different laser absorption, it is best to use a CO2 laser cutting machine to cut this material. The third type is low-carbon steel with a thickness of 8-20 millimeters and stainless steel with a thickness of 12 millimeters. This material requires a high-power laser cutting machine to quickly and instantly cut. You can consider purchasing a high-power fiber laser cutting machine. Therefore, when choosing laser equipment, we not only need to consider the characteristics of our own product, but also the performance and lifespan of the laser configuration, so that we can buy the most cost-effective and suitable laser equipment for our industrial products.

There are many laser cutting equipment now. There are different laser cutting machines, such as CO2 laser cutting machines, fiber laser cutting machines, precision laser cutting machines, etc. Not only do the lasers used differ, but there are also significant differences in their usage. Different materials have different characteristics, and their degree of absorption of different types of lasers also varies. Some materials can absorb lasers in that band, but cannot absorb lasers in other bands, which allows us to choose laser equipment based on specific material characteristics. For items with different thicknesses, sizes, and shapes, different laser equipment will be used during the processing to achieve better processing results.


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