Advantages and Development Trend Analysis of Laser Cutting Machine
Laser owns four characteristics: high speed, high directivity, high monochromaticity and high coherence.Laser beam has high energy density after collection. It has been widely used in the industry for cutting, drilling, welding, metal surface modification (phase change hardening, coating, lysis and alloying, etc.) and rapid prototyping.
Laser cutting machine is an important application technology in laser processing industry, it accounted for more than 70% of the laser processing industry, you can see, laser cutting machine technology will bring a revolution in sheet metal processing technology.Compared with other cutting methods, the biggest difference is laser cutting technology owning high speed, high precision and high adaptability.Laser can cut carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, wood, plexiglass, ceramic, rubber, plastic, quartz glass and other metal and non-metallic materials.Besides, laser cutting machine also has advantages like thin kerf, small heat affected zone, good cutting surface, no noise and easy to realize automatic operation.
Laser cutting doesn’t need molds, so it can replace some punching methods which are using complex large-scale abrasives,greatly shortening the production cycle and reducing costs. In addition, laser cutting has great advantages in cutting some parts with many feature patterns orcurve contours. Therefore, laser cutting machine has been widely used in the metal sheet processing industry of electrical switches, household appliances, textile machinery, engineering machinery, metallurgical equipment, automobile manufacturing, medical equipment, food machinery and many other industrial sectors.
Laser cutting machine can’t be replaced by traditional cutting machine, its processing method has extensive vitality. In recent years, the international laser industry is developing rapidly, its growth rate is about 15% to 20% each year. The progress and development of laser processing technology will gradually expand the application field of metal sheet processing, and laser cutting machine will become an indispensable metal sheet processing method in the 21st century.