Although more typically used for marking, the nanosecond pulsed fiber laser is also ideally suited to metallic cutting. They are low cost, compact, reliable and require no maintenance. The scanner based cutting process can be applied to a wide variety of materials ranging from ferrous and non ferrous metals as covered in this application note, but also ceramics, polymers and even carbon composites. This application note specifically looks at metallic materials including copper, brass, aluminium, titanium, stainless steel and silver, and shows examples of these materials cut with a pulsed fiber laser.
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