Laser Cutting Metal
Laser cutting is a technology that uses lasers to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, but is also being used by schools, small businesses and enthusiasts. The laser cut works by directing the output of the most common high-power laser through optics. Laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or laser beam produced. A typical commercial laser for cutting materials involves a motion control system to follow the CNC or G code of the pattern to be cut into the material. The laser beam focuses focused on the material, which then melts, burns, evaporates, or is blown off by a gas jet, leaving the edge with a high-quality surface. Industrial laser cutter is used for cutting flat sheet material as well as structural and piping materials.