What is Laser Cutting Machine?

0 Comments

A laser cutting machine is a laser beam that will be emitted from the laser device and focused into high power density through the optical path system. The laser beam is irradiated to the surface of the workpiece to reach the melting point or boiling point of the workpiece, and the high-pressure gas coaxial with the beam will blow the melting or vaporizing metals away.

With the movement of the relative position of the beam and the workpiece, the material is finally cut to achieve the purpose of cutting.

Laser cutting uses invisible beams instead of conventional mechanical knives. It has the characteristics of high precision, fast cutting, not limited to cutting pattern restriction, automatic typesetting saving material, smooth cut, low processing cost and so on, and it will gradually improve or replace traditional metal cutting process equipment. The mechanical part of the laser cutter head is not in contact with the workpiece and will not scratch the workpiece surface during work. The laser cutting speed is fast, the cut is smooth, generally does not need follow-up processing. The heat affected area of cutting is small, the deformation of the plate is small, the cutting seam is narrow(0.1mm~0.3mm). There is no mechanical stress and shear burr on the cut. High machining accuracy, good repeatability, no damage to the material surface.CNC programming can process any plan, can cut the whole board with large format, no need to make a mold, save money and time.

Principle

A laser is light, like other natural light, produced by atomic (molecular or ionic) transitions. But unlike ordinary light, the laser depends only on spontaneous emission for a very short period of time, and the subsequent process is entirely determined by stimulating emission. Therefore, the laser has a very pure color, almost no divergent directionality, extremely high luminescence intensity and high coherence.

Laser cutting is realized by using high power density energy generated by laser focusing. Under the control of the computer, the laser is discharged by pulse, which outputs the controlled repeated high-frequency pulse laser and forms a certain frequency and pulse width beam, The pulse laser beam is transmitted and reflected through the optical path and is focused on the surface of the processed object through a focus lens group, it creates tiny, high-energy-density spots, The focal spot is near the surface to be processed, processed material melted or vaporized at instant high temperature. Each high-energy laser pulse sputters a tiny hole in the surface, under the computer control, the laser head and the processed material carry on the continuous relative motion dot according to the Pre-drawn graphics, by doing so, the object will be processed into the desired shape.

The process parameters(cutting speed, laser power, gas pressure, etc) and the track of motion are both controlled by the CNC system,The slag at the slit is blown away by a certain pressure auxiliary gas.

Superiority

  1. High precision:suitable for cutting precision parts and fine cutting of all kinds of craft words and paintings.
  2. Fast:cutting speed is more than 100 times that of wire cutting.
  3. The heat affected area is small and not easy to deform. The slit is smooth, beautiful and does not require subsequent treatment.
  4. Extremely cost-effective: Only 1/3 of the price of a similar carbon dioxide laser cutter,and 2/5 of CNC punch press with equal efficacy.
  5. Low cost of use: Only 1/8 to 1/10 of the cost of using the same type of CO2 laser cutter.
  6. Low cost of follow-up maintenance: Maintenance costs are only 1/10 to 1/15 of the same type of CO2 laser cutter, and 1/3 to 1/4 of the same efficacy CNC punch.
  7. Stable performance to ensure continuous production:The solid YAG laser is one of the most stable and mature products in laser field.
  8. Compared with CNC punching machine, laser cutting machine has the following advantages:
  • It can complete the processing of various complex structures, as long as you can draw any image on the computer, the machine can complete the processing
  • Do not need to makethe mold, as long as the drawing on the computer, the product can be processed, it can not only develop new products quickly, but also save cost.
  • Laser cutting machine has automatic tracking system, so it can not only complete plane cutting, but also complete all kinds of uneven surface cutting.
  • Laser cutting can achieve the complex process requirements which are difficult to complete for CNC punch.
  • The surface of the workpiece is very smooth and the product grade is very high, so it is difficult for the CNC punch to achieve it.
  • The forming box (within 0.5 meters thick) needs to be treated by adding holes and grooves, CNC punching machine can not handle it, but CNC metal laser cutting machine can handle it.

Categories:

Leave a Reply