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What are laser cutting and CNC Machining Tool?
CNC and Lasers are an efficient tool and an effective means to cut metal, and widely used in metal fabrication and manufacturing industries. They are most effective however when combined with CNC machining. Laser cutting works by focusing on a high-powered laser onto the surface of the metal, usually focused through an optical system. The metal is burnt by vaporized or blown away as a jet of gas, thus leaving a cut edge and high quality surface finish. Industrial lasers are used to cut pipes and tubes as well as flat sheet material.
How lasers work?
A laser beam is generated by stimulating a lasing material with electrical discharges contained with a closed container. This generates a beam of light, which is then reflected within the machine by using a partial mirror until it achieves enough energy, to escape as a beam of single colored coherent light. This beam of light is them directed through fiber optics and mirrors and focused on the metal to be cut. The cutting section of the beam is very fine and is less than 0.32mm in diameter.
Advantages of using CNC machining lasers
Some of the major benefits of laser cutting mechanical cutting process includes:-
Easier to keep your work in place – mechanical cutting applies various forces that means that the piece has to solidify clamped to keep it steady.
Reduced contamination – As there is no swarf, cooling fluid external blade that can wear and leave deposits. It is a much cleaner process.
Better precision – As physical blades wear out, this can affect the line of the cut. Lasers are not affected this way and the cutting point does not vary.
Intricate cuts – mechanical blades are limited in their ability to change direction.
Lasers are mostly accurate and use less energy than plasma cutters.
When combined with the control offered by CNC machining, lasers can cut through complex designs and shapes accurately as much as possible. This makes them ideal for many metal fabrication tasks such as cutting profiles and internal structures for machinery.
Types of Lasers
Some of the common forms of lasers include CO2 laser, neodymium lasers, laser micro jet, and fiber lasers.
What is a vertical panel saw?
Vertical panel saws are designed for cutting flat items such as larger panels. They saw has a larger outer casing with horizontal props. 2 cylindrical vertical facing shafts in the center hold the saw. The foundation is designed so that large sheets will be help in place against the saw’s frame. It can cut against the frame of the saw. It can either cut from side to side, or from bottom to top. You need to follow safety precautions if you have already purchased a saw. Make sure the fingers are not anywhere near the blade.
Use goggles and dust masks as precautionary measures. When you are cutting through large items, you must have an assistant. Ensure buying of the right brand and work accordingly.