Cutting lasers – top performance with precision
The term "cutting laser" simply refers to laser cutting, as this is where these devices are used. And it also indicates that cutting lasers belong in the group of gas lasers.
In an industrial environment, it is usually CO2 lasers that are used for cutting different materials with the highest precision. High precision because cutting lasers can cut – or rather separate – even the most complex shapes accurately and to a hundredth of a millimetre.
Cutting lasers are usually integrated into a larger work station, a production platform combining several work steps from material to finished component.
The work steps can include cutting with a cutting laser, grinding, punching, drilling (also with laser technology) and other processes. The multifunctional work stations are usually computer controlled.
Cutting lasers can cut and/or separate materials such as metal, glass, plastic or even wood.