How much do you know about the advantages of fiber laser?


17/05/2019

Everyone is familiar with fiber laser cutting machines. Today we are going to Learn more about its advantages through comparing it with CO2 laser cutting equipment.

What is fiber laser cutting

The fiber laser generator outputs a high energy density laser beam and is concentrated on the surface of the workpiece, making the region irradiated by the ultra-fine focus spot is instantaneously melted and vaporized, and the automatic cutting is realized by moving the spot irradiation position by the numerical control mechanical system.

Application of fiber laser cutting machine

Compared with bulky gas lasers and solid-state lasers, fiber laser cutting machines have obvious advantages and have gradually developed into important candidates in high-precision laser processing, laser radar systems, space technology, and laser medicine. Fiber laser cutting machine can be used for plate cutting, pipe cutting and bevel cutting. The cutting section is neat and smooth, meeting the requirements of high-precision processing of sheet metal and pipe.

Fiber Laser Cutting VS CO2 Laser Cutting

1.Laser Beam Quality

Compared with CO2 laser cutting machine, fiber laser cutting machine has excellent beam quality. It’s focusing spot is smaller, which makes the cutting lines finer and can achieve better processing.

2.Cutting Speed And Processing Efficiency

Compared to CO2 laser cutting machines, cutting speed and efficiency of fiber laser cutting machines is twice the CO2 laser cutting machine of the same power.

图:Comparison in cutting speedFiber laser cutting machine    CO2 laser cutting machine★ Fiber laser cutting machine realize high-speed cutting, it’s cutting speed is twice the CO2 laser cutting machine of the same power.

3.Equipment stability

Fiber lasers are designed with semiconductor modularity and redundancy. There are no optical lenses in the cavity and no startup time is required. Compared with CO2 lasers, fiber lasers have the advantages of no adjustment, maintenance-free, and high stability, which is other conventional lasers can’t compare. High-quality fiber laser generator is with stable performance, and the service life of it’s key components can reach 100,000 hours.

4.Converting efficiency of electricity and laser

The converting efficiency of electricity and laser of fiber laser cutting machine is about 30%, which is three times higher than that of the CO2 laser cutting machine. It saves energy and protects the environment and reduces production costs.

图:Comparison of converting efficiency of electricity and laserFiber laser cutting machine    CO2 laser cutting machine★ The converting efficiency of electricity and laser of fiber laser cutting machine is about 30%, which is three times higher than that of the CO2 laser cutting machine.

5.Use and maintenance costs

The power consumption of fiber laser cutting machine is only 20-30% of that of CO2 laser cutting machine, and the use cost is lower than that of CO2 laser cutting machine. At the same time, the fiber laser cutting machine does not require laser working gas, fiber transmission, or reflective lenses, saving a large part of maintenance costs. Fiber laser generator only needs working environment with constant temperature, constant humidity , clean distilled water or deionized water for cooling and stabilize the power output, and the maintenance is simple.

图:comparison in use-costFiber laser cutting machine    CO2 laser cutting machine★ General electric power consumption of fiber laser cutting machine is 20-30% of that of CO2 laser cutting machine

6.Laser path and operation

Compared with the CO2 laser cutting machine, the transmission of laser path of a fiber laser cutting machine is completed by fiber, it does not require a complicated light guiding system such as a mirror, and the optical path is simple, the structure is stable, and the maintenance is convenient.

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