Laser cutting is one of the most important applications of lasers in materials processing. Different kind of materials such as metals, nonmetals and organics can be easily cut with lasers. Cutting dynamics are mainly determined by the wavelength, power, beam quality and spot size. Fiber lasers excel interms of all these parameters. In general, pulsed lasers are used for fine cutting of thin metals while continuous-wave (CW) lasers are used for larger thicknesses.
Lasers can be utilized in various welding types like spot, conduction and penetration welding. Laser welding is performed in many industries as it offers benefits such as high welding speeds, short weld cycles, low heat input which leads low heat affected zone and minimal distortion.
Laser drilling has several advantages over conventional drilling techniques which include non-contact processing, low heat input into the material, flexibility to drill a wide range of materials, accuracy and consistency. Also, drilling micron-sized holes with large aspect ratios and drilling at angles are possible.
Laser marking is extensively used in industry for part identification and traceability. Lasers can mark wide range of materials such as metals, nonmetals, organics, plastics, ceramics and semiconductors. Laser marking is a fast and flexible process commonly used for marking alphanumerics, graphics, logos and barcodes.
Lasers can be employed for surface cleaning in various applications. These include paint removal and de-coating, surface pre-treatment, mold cleaning, oil removal and restoration of historical artifacts.
If you are unsure about which laser type is suitable for your application, please contact us. Our R&D team will collaborate with you in order to determine your needs and optimize your application.