Cutting is the most popular application for industrial lasers. The high precision, speed and quality of laser cutting has made it the technology of choice for advanced manufacturing. Since the introduction of fiber lasers from IPG, laser cutting has become a more reliable and much lower cost solution, resulting in increased adoption of fiber laser cutting throughout the metal processing world.


In addition to the improved cut quality, better process repeatability and ease of automation benefits, IPG fiber lasers and cutting heads provide additional levels of process control, versatility, waste reduction and significant operating cost reduction.







IPG fiber lasers offer the highest wall plug efficiency of any commercial laser. Not only is less electricity consumed in the cutting of parts, but the cooling to remove unwanted heat is also proportionally reduced, decreasing the size of the electrical service needed to support the cutting tool installation.


Additionally, IPG fiber lasers have a much longer lifespan than other lasers. While other lasers fail after a year or two, IPG lasers continue to cut years after competing lasers have been replaced multiple times.



At such high-power density levels, metals such as copper, brass and other normally reflective materials go through a phase change into the molten state. This overcomes reflectivity barriers and initiates cutting much more easily than CO2 lasers or near-IR lasers that have only low peak power.


In addition to thick materials, IPG fiber lasers deliver very high precision in cutting small and thin parts. Through the use of single-mode lasers, possessing extremely small beam diameters, along with QCW lasers that deliver very high peak power (with minimal heating of the surrounding areas), parts such as medical stents and electronic sensors are easily fabricated or trimmed to size. Using fiber lasers with nano-, pico, and femtosecond pulses as well as those with green wavelengths, cutting of ceramics, glass and polymers with micron-level precision is a high-speed, cost-effective process.


Utilizing rigorously tested, long-life laser diodes, unique active fibers and leading-edge, proprietary technologies, IPG fiber lasers provide greater reliability, less required maintenance and fewer service interventions than competing fiber lasers.


Fiber Laser Cutting vs Conventional Methods

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CO2 lasers have been used to provide smooth cutting edges in some thicker materials. With recent breakthroughs including new high power cutting heads, fiber lasers are capable of the same, if not better, results. Fiber lasers cut both thick and thin materials faster than CO2 and are superior in cutting reflective metals, which provides a much lower cost of ownership compared to CO2.




Manufacturers have several metal cutting methods to choose from, each having their own benefits and advantages. Worldwide, more manufacturers are cutting with fiber lasers due to their increased uptime and throughput, lower operating costs and overall improved quality.

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谈到切割极厚的材料(> 25 mm)水射流切割可能非常有效。在所有其他情况下,光纤激光器提供了更高的零件产量,与金莎体育注册水射流相比,更加一致的质量和降低的停机时间以及需要适当处置的液体废物。

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While electrical discharge machine (EDM) cutting is not very well known, it provides excellent accuracy and minimal heat damage to materials. Moreover, fiber lasers offer comparable precision AND are up to 10X faster than EDM cutting - delivering much higher output and productivity.


A wide variety of materials & thicknesses

While lasers can be used to cut nearly any material, metal cutting is the most common application.

Whether it be steel, or reflective aluminum, brass or copper, lasers provide unmatched precision and speed for the cutting of simple and highly complex geometries.

Clean edges, narrow kerf, low surface roughness and no tool wear through thick and thin metals, consistently and efficiently.