Lasers can cut many types of ceramic materials. The most common is alumina silicate (Al2SiO5), which requires either full ablation or the scribe-and-break technique. Each has its own advantages depending on your application’s requirements.
Unlike other methods, ceramic laser cutting achieves precise heat control to cut detailed patterns. Other advantages include:
- No contact. Unlike diamond cutting, you don’t have to replace saws. Lasers also avoid placing mechanical stress on parts.
- Precise control. The laser’s focused, localized energy achieves very narrow cuts with small kerf widths. Detailed, intricate patterns are also possible.
- No consumables. Unlike water jet cutting, laser cutting doesn’t require extra consumables or disposables.