Things You Didn’t Know about Metal Laser Cutter

Jan 11, 2022 Cut To Length Machine

Things You Didn’t Know about Metal Laser Cutter

It’s safe to claim that the metal laser cutter is one of the most versatile tools available in a modern workshop. It can be used to cut any type of material and can be used for a number of applications. However, there are some things that you might not know about this tool, which makes it even more interesting to use.

At present, we are going to focus on different facts that you probably didn’t know about metal laser cutters. Not only will they help you decide whether you need one for your workshop, but they will also help you make the most out of it if you do get one.

The first thing you need to know about lasers is that there are two different kinds of lasers used for cutting. There is CO2 and there is fiber. 

The difference between the two types is how the light is generated. While CO2 lasers use an electric arc as a light source, fiber lasers use a fiber optic cable as the light source, which creates much more efficient results. 

Fiber lasers are also capable of cutting both metals and other materials while CO2 lasers can only be used on metal surfaces.

Secondly, the laser beam on the MLC cuts through the metal instead of melting it, which means that there are no deformations or deformation of the metal surface and it does not need to be smoothed afterwards.

Lastly, the machine is compatible with all computer formats (A0 – A3), so you can use your favorite illustration program such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator to edit an existing picture or create a new one from scratch.