As a process, laser cutting is now one of the most widely used manufacturing methods in the world. This type of processing is found across a range of industries including electronics, aerospace, automotive and medical sectors. However, there are many different types of laser
cutting machines and types, with CNC fiber laser cutting becoming one of the most commonly used options.
Here’s all you need to know about this method.
What is CNC fiber laser cutting?
Compared to other cutting methods, fibre laser cutting is fairly new technology. The need for laser gas is eliminated as all collisions between molecules take place within the optical fiber, which in turn requires far less energy – about one-third that of a comparable CO2 laser. The
CNC part of the system stands for Computer Numerical Control which is a highly efficient way of laser cutting.
How does it work?
Before using CNC cutting, a design will be drawn out based on the customer’s needs then a piece of metal or other material is placed on the cutting surface. The computer sends a signal to the machine where a light beam is emitted to begin cutting out the design, this is an automated process with a programmed path that is set through numerical control.
Why are Yawei cutting machines a good option?
The Yawei high speed fiber laser cutting machines are suitable for processing a wide range of materials, making them a great all round machine. With the ability to simplify processes, you can streamline your work and improve the quality of your work. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sheetmetal processing equipment, Yawei machines are a great investment.
Which materials can be used?
Although this depends on the make and model of your machine, CNC fiber laser cutting can be used on materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper, titanium and more.
What are the benefits of this process?
- Fiber lasers are more efficient and can reduce production time.
- They are more energy efficient compared to other machinery that can be expensive to run. It can also cost far less to produce a cut or part using this technique which can improve your profitability.
- You can produce more intricate designs as well as holes thinner than the gauge, within reason.
- CNC cutting systems can be easier to program and don’t rely on a wide range of tooling.
- Can result in cleaner cut through most materials.
- Low maintenance.
At Applied Machinery Australia, they represent some of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers including Yawei. Our stock is quite literally a cut above the rest. Whether you’re just entering the laser cutting market or you’re looking to upgrade your equipment, Yawei laser
cutters are durable, precise and can withstand demanding environments. Take a look at our products today or get in touch with us for more information.