Stainless steel is processed with laser fusion cutting. CO2 and also solid-state lasers are suited for this kind of applications, with CO2 lasers being preferred for cutting of thicker materials.
CO2 lasers cut stainless steel and construction steel at a cutting speed of 18m/min at a material strength of 1 mm.
In micro material processing solid-state lasers are commonly applied for laser cutting stainless steel, providing cut widths down to 20 microns depending on the steel thickness.
Metal Profiling and Stainless Steel Laser Cutting
Laser cutting is one of the most popular profiling technologies as it has the ability to accurately cut, melt, burn, or vaporise a range of materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, nickel alloys, etc.
Benefits of using Laser Cutting Techniques:
- This method provides effectiveness as it produces a precise cut due to its accuracy
- The heat generated by the laser is limited to a small heat-affected zone
- Due to its accuracy it can produce small holes and precision detail on material
- Gas is used to clear the cut zone of the access material being cut
- Our Laser Cutting Equipment Capabilities
These laser cuts typically come with dross-free quality and minimal heat affected zones.
2D Laser Cutting of Stainless Steel
High speeds of operation, excellent quality of cut edges and low heat affected zones render 2D laser cutting of stainless steel interesting for a broad range of applications. Cutting of hifi-housings, knives, scalpels or bone saws may be mentioned as an example. For scalpels a specific stainless steel is used, which is difficult to die cut. Here, laser cutting is an attractive alternative. Due to fast retooling times many different forms can be realized within a short period of time.
3D Laser Cutting of Stainless Steel
Three-dimensional components of stainless steel, such as pipes, which are amongst other things applied in architecture, can be furnished cost-effectively with suitable sections with the help of system technology.
With lasers manifold outlines in almost any resolution can be cut. Thus, for instance, many thousand fine trenches can be inserted for a liquid filter into a Stainless steel plate. Thereby up to 500 trenches per cm2 are feasible.