How to choose a pipe laser cutting machine
Pipe laser cutting includes tube blank breaking, pipe wall cutting, grooving, and machining various intersecting line shapes at the end of the pipe structure.
Commonly used are cold working methods, hot working methods and grinding wheel cutting.
For small batches, it is the first choice to adopt the cold working method, such as turning, milling, circular saw cutting or grinding wheel cutting, whose main problem is low production efficiency and serious environment pollution.
As an advanced processing tool, laser cutting machine is gradually entering the tube cutting market.
So how to choose the right pipe cutting equipment?
Firstly, let’s take a look at the three common cutting methods we mentioned above.
I.Cold working method
Pipe cutting cold processing methods mainly include: sawing machine cutting, wire cutting, water cutting, shearing board cutting, punching processing, drilling processing, etc.
The molding quality is generally high, but the efficiency is low.
And usually cannot meet the needs of mass production.
II.Hot working method
Pipe cutting thermal processing methods mainly include: wind cutting, plasma cutting and laser cutting.
These three methods are methods of melting the tube cutting portion by heating to cut.
Wind cutting is typically used for small manual cuts. Plasma cutting speed is fast and efficient, but the cutting quality is not as good as laser.
However, the cost of purchasing and using the whole machine is much lower than that of the laser.
III.Grinding wheel cutting
This is a process between the hot working method and the cold working method.
The cutting process is performed by the high-speed rotation of the grinding wheel, and the cutting process generates heat, which cannot be cooled by water.
The processed tube has large burrs and the plane is not flat so that need generally follow-up processing.
It would be not applicable for the cutting nozzle with high requirement.
Then you will ask, so many pipe cutting methods, why choose laser cutting, follow me please.
There are three advantages that other two cutting methods cannot approach it.