What materials can laser cutting machine cut? What materials cannot be processed?

Xintian Laser – Laser Cutting Machine

What materials can laser cutting machine cut? What materials cannot be processed by fiber laser cutting machines, and can metal laser cutting machines process plastics? Today we will talk about the issue of laser cutting machines cutting materials. Although laser cutting machines have a wide range of applications, it does not mean that all materials are suitable. There are also many materials in the market that cannot be cut by laser cutting machines. Next, we will analyze which materials can be cut by laser cutting machines and which materials cannot be cut by laser cutting machines.

What materials can laser cutting machine cut

Fiber laser cutting machines are widely used for their excellent characteristics such as wide cutting range, fast cutting speed, good cutting effect, and maintenance free. Especially in the cutting of metal sheet materials, fiber laser cutting machines have more advantages. The common processing materials for fiber laser cutting machines include stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, copper, titanium, etc.

What materials cannot be processed by fiber laser cutting machines

Although fiber laser cutting machines have many excellent characteristics, they are not omnipotent. There are still many materials that cannot be cut by them. What types of laser cutting machines do you need to know? So what materials can and cannot be cut by fiber laser cutting machines?

Firstly, we need to clarify that fiber laser cutting machines belong to the category of metal cutting machines, so they can generally only be used to process metals and cannot process non-metallic materials such as stones, cloth, leather, etc. The reason is that the wavelength range of the fiber laser cutting machine is no longer within the absorption range of this type of material, or it is not suitable for absorption and cannot achieve the desired effect. For a long time in this position, I have also received many inquiries from merchants about whether they can cut stones, and I can only regret that I cannot cut.

Secondly, the optical fiber laser cutting machine cannot cut the density plate. The optical fiber laser cutting machine belongs to Hot working. Cutting the density plate will cause combustion, which will cause the cutting edge to burn and cannot meet the cutting requirements. This type of materials are mainly raw materials of fiberboard, wood fiber and plant fiber, and some are artificial plates made of urea formaldehyde resin and adhesive. These types of materials belong to the category of density boards, and currently cannot be processed using fiber laser cutting machines.

There are also some highly reflective materials, such as rare metal materials such as copper. Although these types of materials can be cut using fiber laser cutting machines, due to the fact that the wavelength of the laser is not within the ideal absorption range of these materials, some of the reflected energy will burn out the protective lens, which also needs to be noted.

Future Development Direction of Metal Laser Cutting Machine

At present, the fiber laser cutting machine models on the market mainly have obvious advantages for thin plate cutting, such as precision processing for carbon steel, stainless steel, etc. below 20mm. Thick plate cutting is the future development direction of laser cutting machines. Fiber laser cutting technology has developed with the development of the sheet metal processing industry, playing an important role in promoting social production progress.