Laser technology highlights advantages in metal processing
Nowadays, the laser technology application industries are extensive, especially in the metal industry. Today, the“flexible manufacturing”method is being promoted. The metal parts industry is transforming from mass production to flexible small batch and diversified production methods. Laser technology can quickly adapt to a wide range of materials, shapes and sizes, especially for flexible processing, and will play a central role in this transformation. At the same time, based on the high precision, high speed and high flexibility of laser, the combination of automation and laser system is the development trend. Under the general trend of Industry 4.0, these combinations will become more and more close. Especially in recent years, automated cutting and welding products continue to show high-speed development, and the application fields are more extensive.
The metal industry is one of the most important application markets for laser processing. The competition in the Chinese sheet metal market has now gradually turned into competition for high-quality, high-tech products. In order to comply with the development trend of the international market, the transformation of processing technology is inevitable. Laser processing techniques and processes, including laser cutting, laser welding, laser marking, and laser additive manufacturing, are increasingly being used in the processing of metal products and materials.
High-power laser processing market and strong laser cutting hold the palm
In recent years, laser cutting has become an ideal solution for the sheet metal cutting industry due to its high efficiency, high energy density, non-contact processing and flexibility, and its advantages in precision, speed and efficiency. As a sophisticated machining method, laser cutting can process almost all materials, including two-dimensional or three-dimensional cutting of thin metal sheets. In the field of sheet metal cutting, from micron-sized ultra-thin plates to tens of millimeters of thick plates, efficient cutting is possible. It can be said that laser cutting has set off an important technological revolution in the sheet metal processing industry.