Complex contour laser cutting of metals up to 12mm thick is widely used in production, and is now one of the most commonly applied technologies in the laser processing industry. With modern small-scale, no-storage manufacturing, it is always preferable to have fast metal-cutting processes, among which laser cutting occupies a unique position.
Laser cutting is used in the manufacture of a variety of industrial components, such as instrument panels, boards, and saw blades. It can also be applied in other diverse fields, such as art, sculpture, and architectural model making. At the development stage of new products, laser-cutting technologies are particularly beneficial as the flexibility of the laser cutting system significantly reduces the time required to establish production processes.
Laser cutting can achieve accuracy of 0.2-0.4 mm with the cutting length of up to several meters and a cut width of 0.2-0.4 mm. Precision cutting blanks and the heat zone affected during laser cutting is measured in tenths of a millimeter, whereas in conventional methods the size variation and defect edges reach 1 millimeter or more.