The development of fiber optic technology has brought about several technological advancements, the most notable of which is the ability to transfer information faster and in larger quantities than ever before. Instead of relying on phone lines or copper wiring, fiber optic technology allows users to send data through diodes using beams of light. This technology has also revolutionized laser cutting technology, as fiber optic cabling can produce a light beam 200% more effective than CO2 lasers. Besides increased power, fiber laser cutting boasts a variety of advantages over traditional cutting methods. Here are some of the top advantages of fiber laser cutting.
All laser cutting processes have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages, but it appears that the benefits of fiber laser cutting machines far outweigh that of any of the other processes. It’s one of the newest forms of laser cutting, as it’s only picked up traction in the last couple decades or so. However, the benefits that fiber laser cutting machines provide, which we will discuss below, have been quickly realized by metal fabricators all over the country. Fiber laser cutting machines can easily and seamlessly adapt between industries for a huge range of applications. Continue reading to learn more about the other benefits of these powerful machines.
Modern metal fabricators are faced with many unique challenges, including maintaining flexibility while controlling costs with the latest projects. There’s a wide variety of equipment available and it can be tricky to stay up-to-date on the latest machine developments and how those developments can help to meet current and future operational needs. As machine technology continues to advance, there may be several ways to solve any one problem within a project, so the challenge is to fully understand each of those solutions and the unique advantages offered to remain competitive.
This week we would like to highlight some of the minor differences between water jet cutting and laser cutting. Continue reading for more information about each cutting process.