Dynamic beam shaping increases the attractiveness of laser beam fusion cutting

Press release (Nr. XV) - Fraunhofer IWS / 21.10.2016

The decisive argument for purchasing a laser cutting machine is the optimal combination of good quality, maximum feed rate, low investment and operating costs. During the last years, fiber and disc lasers have achieved a leading position as a laser source for cutting of thin metal sheets due to their distinctly higher cutting rates. The need for optimization emerges for sheet thicknesses exceeding 5 mm. Compared to CO2-lasers, the solid state lasers cause an increase in surface roughness and burr formation.