Laser cutting is used throughout many different industries from automotive to electronics manufacturing. Thanks to its unmatched precision, flexibility and superior cut quality, laser cutting is replacing conventional machining processes like plasma and oxy-fuel cutting.
Lasers can cut nearly any material—including glass, metals and plastic—and are ideal for both simple and complex parts. A non-contact method, laser cutting leaves no marks, reduces the risk of contamination and requires no extra finishing.
- Thermal Laser Cutting. This method utilizes the light from the laser’s aperture. A lens focuses the beam onto the surface of the material to melt, burn or vaporize the localized area.
- Gas-assisted Laser Cutting. This method uses gas-assisted laser cutters, which utilize a jet of gas coaxial to eject the molten material from the cut—resulting in a high-quality finish.