With a compact design, fiber laser cutting systems offer a fast, cost-efficient, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, versatile alternative to traditional CO2 laser systems.
With a compact design, fiber laser cutting systems offer a fast, cost-efficient, low-maintenance, energy-efficient, versatile alternative to traditional CO2 laser systems. Fiber-optics have greatly advanced laser cutting technology. These lasers can produce a beam that is powerful, precise and efficient. Fiber laser beams use diodes and fiber cables to cut, rather than CO2 gas. The machines are typically more compact than other systems, while also offering a lot more benefit. Keep reading to find out why fiber laser cutting systems are the way forward.
The biggest benefits of fiber laser cutting systems are as follows:
Fiber lasers can help to reduce costs, thanks to their high lifespan. No optical mirrors are required. As they have no exposed focusing lens, the lens will last a long time without the need for frequent replacements. These layers are also more efficient from an energy point of view, which can further reduce production costs. They have no moving parts, which eliminates the need for costly repairs, saving even more resource costs.
These lasers can cut many different materials. Traditional lasers have limitations that can make them a less than ideal choice for some materials. Beams may bounce off the surface of reflective surfaces or metals, for example, causing damage to equipment. Fiber lasers can cut through reflective materials without the risk of damage, due to their shorter wavelength.
Finally, another notable advantage of fiber lasers is their fast cutting speed. These powerful beams can quickly and precisely cut through materials. In some cases, when cutting thinner materials, they can be as high as three times faster than traditional laser beams. Although the speed reduces when thicker materials are used, fiber lasers will still be much faster.
Bystronic offers best-in-class systems designed to maximise your processing efficiencies. The ByStar Fiber offers the ideal solution for those wanting to get the full advantages offered by fiber laser cutting systems.