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How does A Laser Cutter Work

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After purchasing a laser metal cutting machine, it is necessary to carry out daily maintenance on the equipment. Because the laser metal cutter is composed of many high-precision parts, it will cost a lot of money if it is not maintained correctly. After all, the price of a metal laser cutting machine is low.

Now let me tell you the laser cutting machine operation.

What is laser cutting

Laser cutting is a technology that uses fiber lasers to generate high-energy heat to cut different substrates. It is mostly used in the industrial market, and some laser hobbyists will also buy small and mini cutting equipment for home use.

What is laser cutting used for

Laser cutting technology is used to cut sheet metal. It is a new technology that replaces traditional cutting. It is the most advanced cutting technology at present. It solves the problems of traditional numerical control machine tools cutting deformation, poor accuracy, and slag. Mainly used to cut most metals and non-metals, among which metal materials are used more.

What materials are laser cutting suitable for?

Laser can process steel plates, stainless steel, aluminum alloy plates, carbide, etc., and can perform deformation-free cutting regardless of hardness.

Can cut non-metals. Such as plastic, wood, PVC, leather, textiles and plexiglass, etc.

precision laser cutting machine cutting parts
precision laser cutting machine cutting parts

How does a laser cutter work step-by-step

The manufacturer must train the personnel who operate the metal laser cutter before taking up the job and can only operate after the technical marking.

Step 1: Turn on the power switch

Step 2: Start the water cooler 

Step 3: turn on the servo controller 

Step 4: turn on the operating system.

Determine the size and size of the metal sheet to be cut. Otherwise, do not use a laser for processing. Personnel should stay at will after the machine is in regular operation. Fire extinguishers are necessary for fire prevention near the laser metal cutter.

Note: Import the image to be cut into the computer in advance, and the staff should wear laser protective glasses and protective masks before work and do an excellent job of safety protection.

How to Laser cutting materials processing video

Protection knowledge of laser cutting machine for metal

Customers need more mechanical protection knowledge after purchasing a fibre laser metal cutter machine. Now let’s learn about the protection knowledge of laser cutting machines for metal:

laser cutter metal manufacturers
laser cutter metal manufacturers

1. Necessary protective equipment for laser metal cutting machines.

The standard protective equipment for laser cutting machine steel is laser protective goggles because protective goggles that prevent laser damage to human eyes can be divided into reflection, absorption, diffraction, and composite, according to its protection principle. Of course, They will filter and protect according to the laser radiation wavelength of the laser metal cutter to achieve the protection of the laser cutting machine laser of the human body. This is also the safer and more convenient laser machine for metal protection equipment.

2. Self-protection against radiation of metal cutting fiber laser.

If the human body is sufficiently healthy, it can resist the slight radiation of the metal laser cutter machine. Therefore, the metal laser cutter operator should pay attention to eating more carrots, bean sprouts, tomatoes, lean meat, animal liver, and other foods rich in vitamins A, C, and protein, and often drink green tea and so on. Because these foods can help humans protect the eyes better, the human body can better protect the human body under the conditions of metal laser cutting machine radiation.

FAQ about laser cutter machine

How thick of steel can a laser cut

With the rapid development of technology and the advent of 30,000-watt high-power laser cutting machines, cutting 30mm 50mm steel plates has become more accessible and manageable.

50mm carbon steel
50mm carbon steel

Can lasers cut through any metal

Laser metal cutting machines can cut through metal.

The sheet metal laser cutter can cut a variety of metal sheets, such as carbon steel, aluminium alloy, brass, galvanized sheet, aluminium sheet, etc. can be cut.

Can a co2 laser cut metal


Most carbon dioxide lasers are used for laser marking machines or non-metal laser cutting machines.

Carbon dioxide laser cutting machines aim to cut and engrave some non-metallic materials.

Suitable for cutting wood products, paper, leather, cloth, plexiglass, epoxy resin, acrylic, wool, plastic, rubber, ceramic tile, crystal, jade, bamboo products and other non-metallic materials

Most are used in clothing embroidery, leather products, bamboo and wood products, electronic appliances, models, handicrafts, advertisements, packaging and printing, paper products and other industries.

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Andrea Chen

Hi, I'm Andrea Chen, the founder of We have 13 years of laser cut machine manufacturing experience, the purpose of this article is to share with you DOWELL laser knowledge about laser cutter machine equipment. Perceptions of Chinese suppliers.

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