Difference between fiber laser and plasma cutting machine
Fiber laser and plasma cutting machine–At present, fiber laser cutting machine and plasma cutting machines are the most popular in the market. They have a widely using field in industrial filed. Such as kitchen, lamps, automobiles, machinery, advertising. Some customers who use Plasma-cutting machine don’t know much about laser cutting. And they do not know how to choose. So what is the different between them?
Fiber laser cutting machine:
Fiber laser cutting machine.the laser beam releases energy when it irradiates to the metal sheet surface. And energy melts the surface of metal and metal evaporates.Thereby it achieves the purpose of cutting. The laser has the direction.The luminous intensity is intense. So that the cutting speed is fast,and the precision is high.The cutting quality is good, and the cutting gap is narrow.The laser cutting heat affected zone is small.The deformation is extremely small.And the cutting is safe, clean and pollution-free.Thus greatly improves the working environment of the operator.
The heat of the high temperature plasma arc is very much.We use it to melt and evaporate the metal surface. And we use the momentum of the high speed plasma to remove the molten metal .Thus can form a slit.
The first is the degree of damage. High quality laser cutting does not hurt the workpiece. Plasma cutting will have large or small damage. If there is a problem with the plasma cutting machine, it will cause obvious defects on the sheet.
The second is cutting slit. The laser beam focuse into a small spot, the workpiece cutting seam is narrow. And the plasma cutting slit is larger than the laser cutting machine slit.
Third,it is the cutting speed: High quality laser cutting machine is much faster than plasma.
Fourthly, the cutting accuracy: for laser cutting machine , it is 0.05mm, repeat positioning accuracy of 0.02mm. And plasma cutting is lower than laser cutting machine cutting accuracy.
Finally, the running cost. Although the price of plasma is lower than laser cutting, the running cost is much higher especially the power consumption. Compared with other cutting equipment, the running cost of fiber laser cutter should be the lowest.
(Here is a blog about the running cost of fiber laser cutting machine: https://www.xtlaser.com/running-cost-of-fiber-laser-cutting-machine/)
In addition, we should note. After high quality laser cutting machine finish working, do not rush to touch it. so as not to burn yourself.
Those are the difference between high quality laser cutting machine and Plasma.
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