When choosing between a fiber laser cutter and a CO2 laser, you may not know which machine is best for your application.
We provide the following important factors to ensure our customers are better served.
What is the essential difference between them?
The fiber laser generator of the fiber laser cutting machine can generate a high energy density laser beam. The laser beam is collected on the surface of the cutting material, and the cutting area is rapidly melted and vaporized by the irradiation of the light spot. This enables automatic cutting.
And The CO2 laser machine uses a laser power source to drive the laser tube to emit light, and through the refraction of several mirrors, the light is focused on the laser head, which sublimates the material into a gas and is sucked away by a fan to achieve the purpose of cutting.
The following table is for reference.
|Fiber laser cutting machine||CO2 laser machine|
|Cutting speed||Double the CO2 laser cutting machine with the same power||___________|
|Photoelectric conversion rate||Up to 30%||About 10%|
|Maintenance||No maintenance required||Object damage cost|
|Product operation||No need to adjust the light path||Adjust the light path|
|Wavelength||1.064 microns||10.64 microns|
|Cutting material||Only cut sheet metal and pipes||Acrylic, non-metal, etc.|
|Cool down||Small cooler||Oversized|
|Reliability||50000-100000 hours||Only about 20,000 hours|
|Edge quality||Fine cutting lines and good processing quality||General|
|Safety||Completely enclosed machine is safer||Safer|
The advantages and disadvantages of them.
|Fiber laser cutting machine||High beam quality|
Flexible light guide effect
No flexible parts and mirrors
Only for cutting metal
|CO2 laser machine||Suitable for thicker materials|
Fast cutting speed
Cutting material wide
|Needs precise alignment|
Slow cutting of sheets
Not suitable for cutting reflective metal
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