Processing of metals by cutting to obtain a final part or product of a certain size is still a very popular area of production. At the same time, laser cutting using special equipment (machines) made it possible to bring these technological processes to completely different, higher levels of quality and productivity. What kind of advantages and benefits we are talking about should be discussed in more detail.
Possibilities of the laser cutting method
The laser beam used in metal-cutting equipment, unlike classical tools (cutters, drills, cutters), allows cutting (drilling) metal:
- Without the use of a coolant supply to the treated area (we are talking about particularly hard or refractory metals).
- With special precision and minimum seam dimensions (the width can be several microns).
- Not only in the rectilinear (transverse) direction, but also with roundings of a given radius.
Unlike options using gas or electric welding equipment, a section of the metal (weld edge or hole) treated with a laser beam does not lose its properties and quality due to exposure to high temperatures. It turns out perfectly smooth and does not need additional processing (descaling, grinding).
Additional advantages include the minimum cost of working time for technological operations, which is associated with the lack of need:
- Change cutting tool.
- Correct the operation of the equipment in case of unevenness of the processed surface.
As well as high precision cutting or drilling. Modern laser machines equipped with CNC (computer numerical control) make it possible to manufacture rather complex products from both hard steel grades and soft non-ferrous alloys.
You can get more complete information about the possibilities of the laser method for metal processing using the website of a company that uses its own fleet of this high-tech equipment in its professional activities.