Laser cutting is a process that uses a high-powered laser to cut through a variety of materials including metals, plastics, and wood. The laser beam is generated by a laser source, such as a CO2 laser, and is directed and focused onto the surface of the material using a series of mirrors and lenses. The laser beam is directed onto the surface where it is to be cut, and the energy of the beam melts or vaporizes the material, creating a precise cut.
The position of the laser beam relative to the material is precisely controlled by a computer numerical control (CNC) system to allow the laser to follow the desired cutting path. The cutting process is highly precise, with cutting tolerances as low as 0.1mm, making it ideal for cutting intricate shapes and patterns.
Laser cutting is widely used in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and many more. It is highly versatile and can be used to cut a wide range of materials including metals, plastics, and wood. The process is fast and efficient, making it a cost-effective solution for large production runs. The laser cutting process also generates minimal waste, which is an environmentally friendly aspect.