How much can you save if you change to a fiber laser?—Winnie

How much can you save if you change to a fiber laser?

If users use fiber lasers in production, so there will be obvious cost savings. The specific savings depend on the process, materials, production environment, power cost and labor cost currently used by users. Savings are mainly reflected in the following aspects:

A. Electro-optic conversion efficiency is higher:

fiber lasers have unparalleled high efficiency with existing conventional laser technology.

Type electro-optical conversion efficiency
Erbium-doped fiber laser

40%+ (ECO Series >50%)
Lamp pump YAG 1.5-2%
Diode pumped YAG 10-20%
Disc laser 15-25%
CO2 5-10%

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b. Cooling:

Due to the high efficiency of fiber lasers, the requirements for cooling are low and there is less electricity. Low-power fiber lasers require only air cooling, and high-power fiber lasers use water-cooling that is simpler and less expensive than other equivalent laser technologies. Cooling also depends on the particularity of the production environment.

c. Consumables/spare parts:

As fiber lasers use a more efficient design (higher thermal management efficiency) and a carrier-grade single-core junction pump diode, you save on spare parts (such as lamps and diode bars), Labor and production downtime. The lamp and diode bars used in many YAGs have a service life of approximately 2000 hours and 20,000 hours, respectively, which is equivalent to only a fraction of the 100,000 hours of average trouble-free operating time of IPG single-core diodes, which means the use of lasers. You don’t have to replace the diodes during the lifetime. The all-solid-state fiber-to-fiber design of IPG fiber lasers saves you more because there is no need for optical adjustments or maintenance like traditional lasers, such as resonator lenses, crystals, liquids, and filters in conventional lasers.

d. Maintenance:

Unlike conventional lasers, fiber lasers require no maintenance or require minimal maintenance, depending on output power and other factors. No need to adjust the optics, no warm-up time and consumables/spare parts, saving you a lot of maintenance.

e. Investment Cost:

A fiber laser can perform various operations such as cutting, welding, drilling, etc., so that you do not have to purchase different lasers and laser systems separately for different operations, thus reducing your investment cost.

f. Tax Savings:

Section 179 of the US Tax Code allows companies to deduct the full purchase price of eligible equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. This means that if you purchase (or lease) an eligible device, so you can deduct the “full purchase price” from the total revenue. This is an incentive set by the US government to encourage companies to buy equipment and invest on their own. For the latest information on capital purchases, rewards and depreciation, please refer to Section 179.

Buy IPG fiber lasers, fiber laser systems, or retrofit old laser sources with new energy-efficient fiber lasers. The U.S. government provides certain incentives in the form of deductions in Section 179; for more information, see the Section 179 website.

Disclaimer: But this is not a tax advice. For tax advice, please consult your tax advisor to find out which areas are appropriate for your business and situation. Any advice contained in this document is not intended to allow you (or any other taxpayer) to evade punishment under the revised Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and cannot be used for this purpose.