The very first laser appeared in the USA in 1960. Just 2 years after its invention, scientists released the first models of commercial installations - distant cousins of modern metal cutting devices.
About 10 years have passed since the creation of the first installation, and scientists have already found a way to use a laser in the process of processing materials, including various metals. As an independent technology, laser cutting appeared about 40 years ago. During this time, the scope of its use has grown significantly, a huge variety of lasers appeared.
Even then, lasers with a gaseous active medium were developed. Their power exceeded 1 kW and made it possible to process a wide variety of materials while maintaining high productivity - a rare method could give such a speed of work. This made the devices indispensable in the metallurgical industry, in mechanical engineering and the production of microelectronics.
Modern variety of laser systems
The abundance of options is striking in its capabilities and size. For example, the world's smallest laser is a few microns in size. Livermore National Laboratory has a laser installation measuring 137 meters! She participates in thermonuclear fusion. The most powerful laser system is at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. Its power reaches 5408 TW - this is a colossal value!
The devices are also different in their scope - they are in demand in hundreds of scientific fields and industries, in medicine and cosmetology. However, the laser has received the greatest relevance in the processing of all kinds of materials, in particular metals, using thermal radiation.
Cutting metals - efficiently and quickly
The high speed of the procedure, its precision and accurate result make it one of the most demanded processes in the industrial sector. Laser cutting works great for creating complex shapes of metal sheets, up to 0.6 centimeters thick. Using the technology, you can quickly prepare various gaskets and panels, complex brackets and decorative grilles, doors, panels, shields and other elements.
One of the advantages of the laser is the prompt readjustment of the equipment, which significantly increases the accuracy of manufacturing figured products. Practice shows that in such a situation, laser cutting is much cheaper than, for example, a water jet or erosion wire.
Inexpensive services for laser cutting of metal in Moscow we suggest ordering the company PROMEX, a leader in the metalworking market throughout Russia.