With the popularity of laser cutting technology in the field of metal manufacturing, more and more industrial manufacturers have begun to purchase fiber laser cutting machines
for metal processing projects. When choosing a metal laser cutting machine, one of the most concerned issues for users is how thick the metal plate can be cut by my CNC laser cutting machine.
The thickness of laser-cut metal sheets is related to many factors, the most important of which is the power of the fiber laser cutting machine, which will directly affect the cutting performance of the machine. This article introduces the ability of laser cutting machines with different powers to process metal plate thickness, and I hope this will provide a reference for you to purchase fiber metal laser cutting machines.
Industry trends show that more and more metal manufacturers are beginning to choose higher power fiber laser cutting machines for workshop production. But this does not mean that low- and medium-power laser cutting machines will be eliminated, because in many industries, low- and medium-power laser cutting machines can meet the production of metal workpieces and have lower costs. So let's first introduce the performance of this type of metal laser cutting machine.
How thick can the 1000W fiber laser cutting machine cut
1000W fiber laser cutting machine is a low-power laser metal cutting equipment, it can cut 6-10mm carbon steel plate and 3-5mm stainless steel plate, it is a CNC laser equipment used in the field of cutting thin metal. The price of this 1000W fiber laser cutting machine is usually between 13,000-24,000 US dollars. It is usually used in the advertising industry or handicraft processing industry to make metal advertising signs or indoor metal decorations.
There are also 1500W-3000W low-power fiber laser cutting machines to choose from, among which the 3000W fiber laser cutting machine can cut up to 20mm carbon steel plate and 10mm stainless steel plate. The price of the machine is also more expensive as the power increases.
How thick can the 6000W fiber laser cutting machine cut
4000W and 6000W fiber laser cutting machines are representatives of medium-power laser metal cutting equipment, among which 4000W fiber laser cutting machine can cut 14mm-22mm carbon steel plate and 8mm-12mm stainless steel plate; 6000W fiber laser cutting machine can cut 16-25mm Carbon steel plate and 12-16mm stainless steel plate.
Laser metal cutting machines in this power range are mostly used in the production of large equipment parts such as the automobile industry and construction machinery. These are also the two most commonly used CNC laser metal cutting equipment in the industrial field. If these two power machines cannot meet your needs for cutting metal thickness, you can also choose an 8000W fiber laser cutting machine.
High power fiber laser cutting machine above 10000W
High-power fiber laser cutting machines
above 10,000W have only been applied to the market in recent years. Metal manufacturers have expanded their business scope to thicker materials through ultra-high-power fiber laser cutting machines. Some users who use 30KW laser metal cutting machines can stand out from their competitors by virtue of processing efficiency and product quality, which is the advantage that ultra-high power fiber laser cutting machines bring to enterprises.
The 12KW fiber laser cutting machine can cut up to 40mm carbon steel and 30mm stainless steel; the 30KW fiber laser cutting machine can process 50mm carbon steel plate and stainless steel plate in batches. If the steel plate below 25mm is cut, the cutting can be completed in the air state. Therefore, the high-power fiber laser cutting machine can not only cut thicker steel plates, but also can use air cutting within a certain thickness, which greatly reduces the cost of using auxiliary gas.
At present, the power range of fiber laser cutting machines is very wide, which also provides more possibilities for metal processing in different industries. The greater the power of the laser cutting machine, the thicker the sheet that can be cut, and the corresponding machine price will be more expensive. However, for large enterprises pursuing cutting efficiency and cutting quality, the emergence of high-power laser metal cutting machines has played an important role in promoting the development of enterprises. As for which power cnc laser cutting machine
to buy, the most important thing is to start from the actual processing needs and purchase the machine that meets the needs within the best budget.