How to choose 3mm stainless steel fiber laser cutting machine
3mm stainless steel is a frequently used material. In terms of cutting materials, using a laser cutting machine is the most accurate and efficient. So for different types of laser cutting machines, how should we choose?
There are many types of stainless steel laser cutting machines. Generally, there are three common ones: CO2, optical fiber and YAG. Below we will introduce the three differences:
Because it can be transmitted through optical fiber, the degree of flexibility of the fiber laser cutting machine is unprecedentedly improved, the failure point is less, the protection is convenient, and the speed is extremely fast. The fiber laser cutting machine is fast when cutting thin plates within 6MM. The laser wavelength of the fiber laser cutting machine is 1.06UM, which is not easy to be absorbed by non-metal, so it cannot cut non-metal materials. The photoelectric conversion rate of the fiber laser cutting machine is as high as 25% or more. The advantages of the fiber laser cutting machine in terms of electricity consumption and supporting cooling system are quite obvious.
Fiber laser cutting machine is currently the machine with the fastest cutting speed and best effect in metal cutting equipment. At the same time, the fiber laser cutting machine has a low failure rate and is almost maintenance-free in the later period. Please Baidu Senfeng Technology. However, because many fiber optic accessories such as fiber optics need to be imported from abroad, the price of fiber laser cutting machines is higher. Even if the price is higher, fiber laser cutting machines still rely on their own advantages to squeeze market share.
YAG Fiber laser cutting machine
YAG laser cutting machine has the characteristics of low price and good stability, but the energy efficiency is generally less than 3%. The output power of the current YAG laser cutting machine is about 100w. Due to the small output energy, it is mainly used for drilling and spot welding. Cutting of thin plates. The wavelength of YAG laser cutting machine laser is not easy to be absorbed by non-metal, so non-metal materials cannot be cut. What YAG laser cutting machine needs to solve is to improve the stability and life of the power supply, that is, to develop a large-capacity, long-life optical pump excitation light source , Such as the adoption of semiconductor optical pumps can greatly increase the energy efficiency.
YAG laser cutting machine has been on the market for a long time, and it has occupied a larger market share by virtue of lower sales price. However, the YAG laser cutting machine also has many shortcomings, such as: high power consumption, slow cutting speed, poor cutting effect, high failure rate, short service life of consumables, and high maintenance costs in the later period have become an obstacle to its development.
CO2 Fiber laser cutting machine
The CO2 laser cutting machines currently on the market are mostly used for cutting thin metal plates due to their low photoelectric conversion rate. Few manufacturers produce high-power CO2 laser cutting machines. However, the CO2 laser has a wavelength of 10.6 um, which is relatively easy to be absorbed by non-metals, and can cut non-metal materials such as wood, acrylic, pp, and organic glass with high quality. Most manufacturers produce about 150W CO2 laser cutting machine for the mixed cutting of metal and non-metal, mainly for the advertising industry.
Which laser cutting machine is good for 3mm stainless steel cutting
3mm stainless steel is the most suitable choice for 1000W fiber laser cutting machine, which belongs to high-end processing equipment, and its processing performance and quality are very good! Not only is the cutting speed fast, it is more suitable for processing thin plates. The 100W fiber laser cutting machine can process 1mm stainless steel at a speed of 16m/min, which is suitable for mass product processing.