System and control technology for highly dynamic laser material processing
Modern laser sources have considerably raised the limits of the process speed dependent on material strength and performance. In particular, the use of the most up-to-date solid state lasers (disc lasers, fiber lasers) make it possible to achieve considerably higher processing speeds at the same laser performance in comparison to traditional beam sources. The main reasons for this are to be found in the superior beam quality as well as in the higher absorption of this wavelength in metals. This gain can be used either for the reduction of laser power or for an increase in the productivity of the machine. However, an increase in productivity is possible only if the dynamic limits of the movement machines are also raised.