Can I use laser cutting for aluminum sheets? What are the benefits?

The cutting method of aluminum plate usually has cutting machine operation, high pressure water column cutting, laser cutting and so on. Laser cutting is to use the focused high power density laser beam to irradiate the workpiece, so that the irradiated material quickly melts, vaporizes, ablates or reaches the ignition point, while blowing away the molten material with the help of high speed airflow coaxial to the beam, so as to realize cutting the workpiece apart.

Is the cutting surface of laser-cut aluminum sheet as smooth as cutting other materials? The cut surface of aluminum plate is smooth as well. Aluminum plate is only a highly reflective material, which requires a large laser generator, and the cutting gas is the same as other materials, which is cut with nitrogen and will not cause the surface to be unsmooth.

Aluminum plate using laser cutting features.

  1. Fine cutting slit: the cutting slit of laser-cut aluminum plate is generally 0.1mm-0.2mm
  2. The cutting surface is smooth: the cutting surface of laser-cut aluminum plate is free of burrs and hanging slag.
  3. Small thermal deformation: laser processing of laser cutting slit fine, fast, concentrated energy, so the heat transferred to the cut material is small, causing very small material deformation.
  4. Save material: laser processing using computer programming, laser equipment can be different shapes of aluminum plate processing parts for material sets of cutting, improve the material utilization rate of aluminum plate, save a lot of material costs.
  5. It can cut how thick aluminum plate mainly depends on the power of the laser generator, generally 6000W thickest can be cut to 16mm, 4500W can be cut to 12mm.

Aluminum plate belongs to the high anti-material, the laser damage is great! Generally do not recommend customers to take fiber laser cutting machine to cut aluminum plate, as little as possible! A laser on hundreds of thousands of dollars, the damage is not worth the loss!

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