What are the advantages of laser cutting machines in the sheet metal industry?

A laser cutting machine is a laser beam emitted from a laser that is focused into a high power density laser beam through an optical path system. A laser beam irradiates the surface of the workpiece to achieve a melting or boiling point, while a high-pressure gas coaxial with the beam blows away the molten or evaporated metal.

When the light beam moves relative to the workpiece, the material is ultimately cut, thereby achieving the purpose of cutting.

Laser cutting processes replace traditional mechanical tools with invisible light beams. It has the advantages of high accuracy, fast cutting speed, unlimited cutting patterns, automatic layout, material saving, smooth cutting, and low processing costs. It will gradually improve or replace traditional metal cutting and processing equipment. The mechanical part of the laser cutter head has no contact with the workpiece, and the workpiece surface will not be scratched during operation; Laser cutting speed is fast, the incision is smooth and flat, and generally does not require subsequent processing; Small cutting heat affected zone, small sheet deformation, narrow incision (0.1mm~0.3mm); The incision shall be free of mechanical stress and shear burrs; High machining accuracy, good repeatability, and no damage to the material surface; CNC programming, which can handle any plan, can greatly cut the entire plate without opening the mold, saving time and economy.

Laser processing technology plays a very important role in sheet metal processing technology, improving labor productivity and promoting the development of sheet metal processing. The high flexibility of laser cutting machines can greatly shorten the processing cycle, resulting in fast cutting speed, high production efficiency, improved processing accuracy, and faster product development. Many manufacturing companies are concerned about these advantages.