Laser cutting is the single most widely adopted use of industrial lasers. Most cutting applications today utilise high power carbon dioxide lasers, which offer greater precision, accuracy and power. Laser cutting is achieved by focusing the laser energy to a sufficiently small spot diameter so as to achieve the necessary power density (watts/cmÂ²) to vaporise the material. For best results, steel typically requires a power density of 1 x 107 to 1 x 108 watts/cmÂ² together with an assist gas such as nitrogen, air or oxygen.
Plate widths ranging from 6mm to 16mm are best cut using laser technology. Cutting plate with a thickness above this range will require either a plasma or oxy/fuel system. Farley LaserLab offer a wide range of laser cutting systems, individually tailored to meet our customers specific needs. With over 400 installations around the globe, Farley LaserLab is considered a world leader in laser cutting technology.