Laser cutting machine is common CNC cutting equipment in the industrial field. According to different laser generators, we usually divide them into fiber laser cutting machine and CO2 laser cutting machine. These two types of equipment are also used in different industries according to the difference in cutting materials.
CO2 laser cutting machines are mainly used for engraving and cutting non-metallic materials. It is popular with many users because of its cheap price and high efficiency. CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine is mainly used in soft materials such as wood, MDF, acrylic, cloth, leather and so on. Because of the non-contact cutting method, even if the fabric is processed, the material will not be deformed. In addition, CO2 laser cutting machines have many optional configurations to assist the processing needs of different industries.
1. CO2 laser cutting machine equipped with CCD camera, professionally used for fast information collection of patterned materials or irregular materials. The information is automatically entered into the computer and then instructed to precisely cut or engrave along the edge of the material. It is often used in the leather industry to ensure a finer pattern of cutouts on shoes or bags.
2. The CO2 laser cutting machine equipped with automatic feeding device is professionally used in the fabric manufacturing industry, such as the production of clothing, curtains, sofa covers, etc. This CO2 laser cutting machine adopts a crawler table and a negative pressure absorption conveyor, which can ensure that the fabric is always flat during the cutting process.
3. Equipped with a CO2 laser cutting machine with a rotating axis, it can process flat and cylindrical 3D items. For example, sculpting the surface of glass bottles, or making 3D projects such as pen holders.
The CO2 laser cutting machine is very cheap, a small machine only needs about 3000 US dollars. It is suitable for industrial fields such as advertising industry, woodworking industry, clothing industry, shoe manufacturing or handicraft manufacturing.
Fiber laser cutting machine is a professional CNC cutting equipment for metal projects, mainly suitable for cutting stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, copper, galvanized sheet and other metal materials. It is an advanced metal cutting equipment with higher precision and faster cutting speed.
Fiber laser cutting machine is equipped with professional metal laser cutting head, 1KW-12KW high power fiber laser, more stable servo motor and professional metal cutting system. These high-end machine structures determine that the price of fiber laser cutting machines is more expensive. A 1000W fiber laser cutting machine can cut up to 10mm carbon steel and 5mm stainless steel, and its minimum price is $18,300.
Although the initial investment of fiber laser cutting machine is very expensive, in its application field, users can quickly recover the cost and create greater economic benefits. Fiber laser cutting machine cutting metal has the advantages of high speed and high precision, which makes it widely used in heavy industry. For example: automobile manufacturing, ship manufacturing, elevator manufacturing, construction industry, home appliance industry, stainless steel kitchen utensils and many other industrial fields.
The high-precision processing of fiber laser cutting machines means that higher quality metal workpieces can be obtained, and high efficiency means that more products can be created, which is an important condition for enterprises to expand the market. And the metal laser cutting machine has no wearing parts, and the maintenance cost is very low. Long-term use can reduce business costs.
Here we introduce the characteristics and applications of two different types of industrial laser cutting machines. Choosing the appropriate CNC cutting equipment according to the processing needs will bring effective help to the development of the enterprise.