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CNC Laser Cutters and their Properties February 7, 2018

CNC lasers are used to provide cutting, engraving and shaping. They will often be used to cut metal, though they can cut other materials as well, like wood, concrete and foam. The advanced technology used will help to create an even cut and will provide an excellent result that is of the very highest quality. If you are looking for something to streamline processes and create the highest quality cutting, then think about a CNC laser cutter.

What are CNC laser cutters?

A CNC laser cutter is a sophisticated piece of technology that will last you a long time when looked after properly. CNC stands for computer numerical control, which means that the laser machine is controlled by the computer. The computer can change the design, through the use of CAD, or computer-aided design. This is how a design is fed into the machine, and this is the reason why laser cutting with CNC lasers will be so accurate: it is all controlled by a highly efficient and precise computer programme. This takes away any room for human error within the process.

You will need to have the right software installed on the computer system, to control the laser cutter accurately. It can be used with any kind of computer, meaning that it isn’t a high-cost piece of technology. It can be used to streamline processes, like pipe cutting and metal cutting, so that costs are lower. This is because you will need less manpower when using a laser in this way.

These are some of the processes you can undertake with a laser machine:

  • Vaporisation
  • Melt and blow
  • Thermal stress cracking
  • Scribing

There are many others as well – it will all depend on what you want to achieve with the laser technology and how you go about this.

Why invest in lasers? 

Lasers are the future of the industry – especially CNC laser cutters. Nothing can rival the power of a laser, to complete cutting and engraving processes in such a short amount of time and with such precise results. Lasers are going to put you at the cutting edge of technology within your industry.

If you choose to invest in lasers, it will save you money over time. Of course, the laser is going to be a big investment, but you will no longer have to outsource processes that can be completed using your in-house laser machine. If you do decide to outsource anything, it will be a lot less. When you have a laser machine installed, you will be streamlining the processes you use to make it easier for a member of staff. This is good news for your profits and margins, as you will be able to make more product in less time. That can only be a good thing.

Make sure you keep your laser cutter well maintained, and it will keep working well for years to come. Speak to the manufacturer about servicing packages to ensure it remains in excellent working condition and meets legal safety standards.


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