A CO2 laser beam is generated using Carbon Dioxide, Helium, and Nitrogen. This beam is then directed to the cutting head using a series of mirrors. Since CO2 lasers operate in the infrared spectrum, they are unable to be transferred via fiber optics. This allows advantages when cutting various types of materials.
- Higher accuracy than Plasma or torch cutting
- Better edge quality than Plasma cutting or torch cutting
- Faster production of parts - well suited for large production runs
- Lower tooling costs than stamping
- Wider range of materials that can be cut compared to a fiber laser.
Specialty CO2 cutting: