What is the difference between a planar laser cutting machine and a three-dimensional laser cutting machine

Both planar laser cutting machines and three-dimensional laser cutting machines can be used for metal material processing

Many people tend to struggle between buying a flat laser cutting machine or a 3D laser cutting machine when purchasing fiber optic laser cutting machines. Here, XT Laser tells you how to choose. If you are long-term engaged in metal flat sheet metal processing and occasionally machining curved materials, it is correct for customers to choose a flat laser cutting machine. If you are long-term engaged in irregular curved material processing, choose a 3D laser cutting machine and let professional equipment do professional work, Let’s take a look at the differences between flat laser cutting machines and 3D laser cutting machines.

Flat laser cutting machine

Plane laser cutting machines are mainly used for plane cutting. Plane laser cutting machines are the preferred model in the metal flat plate processing industry, with “flying” cutting speed, extremely low operating costs, excellent stability, high-quality processing, and strong adaptability. However, they cannot process curved materials.

3D laser cutting machine

A 3D laser cutting machine can process both flat and curved materials. Its main advantage is its high degree of automation. The robotic arm can cut around 360 degrees, making it possible to process surfaces that we usually consider difficult, difficult, or impossible to cut as long as the graphics are set. The robotic arm can work on any surface without manually adjusting the angle. A laser cutting machine using a U-shaped tube laser head can perform various processes required on three-dimensional machining objects. With a large processing area, it can accurately cut and process metal materials of different thicknesses such as sheet metal and stainless steel. Equipped with a LCD display screen and an offline CNC system, the operation is more convenient.

3D laser cutting utilizes the flexible and fast motion performance of industrial robots. Depending on the size of the workpiece being cut and processed by the user, the robot can be installed vertically or upside down to teach programming or offline programming for different products and trajectories. The robot’s six axis loaded fiber laser cutting head performs 3D cutting on irregular workpieces.

Although the positioning of the two devices is different, the cutting materials and application fields are somewhat similar.

Both 3D laser cutting machines and planar laser cutting machines are suitable for cutting metal materials such as stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, silicon steel, galvanized steel plate, nickel titanium alloy, chromium nickel iron alloy, aluminum, aluminum alloy, titanium alloy, copper, etc.

Both 3D laser cutting machines and planar laser cutting machines can be used in various manufacturing industries such as aerospace, automobiles, machinery manufacturing, elevator manufacturing, advertising production, home appliance manufacturing, medical equipment, hardware, decoration, metal external processing services, etc.