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The important technology applied in sheet metal processing – laser cutting

09, 2018

by Site Editor

The sheet metal processing has been widely used in almost all walks of life and the technologies that can be found in cutting sheet metal (below 6mm) include laser cutting, plasma cutting, flame cutting, plate shearing machine and punching etc.. Among them, the laser cutting technology that risen and boomed in recent years can achieve perfect and efficient cutting from micron-scale ultrathin plates to tens of millimeters thick plates. 

Compared to traditional cutting methods, the laser cutting technology is easier to understand and learn and it has obvious advantages in custom processing effect and speed. We can see, laser cutting technology is trending.

Development of the powerful laser technology

Laser technology is one of the top four significant innovations in the 19th century, together with atomic energy, semiconductor and computer, which is phrased as the sharpest knife, the most accurate ruler and the brightest light. However, the barrier in the technology has not been broken through until the 20th century. The technology was combined with advanced equipment, promoting the development of advance equipment manufacturing industry. The technology has been permeated into different fields such as metal processing, steel, aerospace, automobile making and medical equipment.

How does the laser cutting work

Being exposed to the high power and density laser beams, the object to cut will be heated to the vaporization temperature in a short time and then evaporated with holes formed. With the moving beams, the holes that consecutively formed then form a narrow seam (around 0.1mm), in this way, an object is finally cut into pieces. This is how it works.


Advantages of the laser cutting technology

Considering the efficiency, speed and precision, the laser cutting technology is definitely the first choice for the sheet metal cutting industry. It can cut almost everything without any deformation to materials. And it can solve the problems in traditional cutting technology or materials with low cutting quality problem, for example, the carbon steel plate. 

In recent years, the laser cutting technology is becoming the core technology of manufacturers. It can be divided into: laser vaporization cutting, laser melting cutting, laser oxygen cutting, and laser scribing and fracture controlled cutting. Better yet, the laser melting cutting fits to all meltable materials such as metal. 

This amazing finding changed the traditional manufacturing method of Doyle (a company in Palmyra) that had been used by the company for 50 years. The laser cutting machine provided by Cincinnati Inc. shortened at least 90% processing time and greatly reduced the consumption of nitrogen.

A rising star in laser cutting industry

When people talk about laser cutting, people think many famous enterprises, one of which is OREE, a rising star in the industry. The company is a high-tech company integrated with R&D, production and sale which has a modernize technology and top research center. Now the company’s products include fiber laser cutting machine, CO2 laser cutting machine and engraving machine and fiber laser marking machine. OR-F1530 is an ideal entry level product of Oree, with perfect mechanical property by adopting cast iron machine bed, high carbon content, comprehensive strength and hardness. Equipped with 500W-4000W laser device, the machine can meet different requirements on materials and thickness. The cutting speed it can achieve is up to 170m/min.

Laser world of Photonics

The laser cutting technology brings us more and more surprises and a reform to the traditional industry. Laser world of photonics is such a forum that held once a year, gathering elites from laser manufacturing industry for demonstration and completion. If you are interested in it, you must never miss it. 


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