A CO2 laser cutting machine is a CNC laser machine that uses laser technology to cut and engrave materials. Since CO2 laser cutting machine can also engrave, CO2 laser cutting machine is also called CO2 laser engraving machine. In addition, it is also called wood laser cutting machine or acrylic laser cutting machine, etc.
The CO2 laser cutting machine uses a focusing lens to focus the CO2 laser beam on the surface of the material to melt it. At the same time, the coaxial compressed gas blows away the molten material. The laser beam moves along a certain path, forming a certain shape of the slit. Then the cutting process is complete.
Advantages of CO2 laser cutting machine
1. Fast cutting speed
2. High cutting efficiency
3. Small heat affected zone
4. Narrow incision
5. Suitable for cutting non-metallic materials
6. Not affected by workpiece shape
7. Save material and labor
Disadvantages of CO2 Laser Cutting Machines
1. Low photoelectric conversion rate
2. High energy consumption
3. High operating costs
4. Include a variety of consumables that require frequent maintenance.
Cutting material and application of CO2 laser cutting machine
40WCO2 wood laser cutting machine can mark on steel, 90WCO2 laser engraving machine can directly engrave on steel surface. With oxygen as auxiliary gas, CO2 CNC laser cutting machine of 150W and above can cut 1mm thick steel plate.
Generally speaking, although CO2 laser cutting machine can process low carbon steel, aluminum, titanium and other alloys, the cutting efficiency is low. However, it is very good at cutting and engraving non-metallic materials. Materials that CO2 laser engravers can cut and engrave include:
Non-metal: wood, acrylic, paper, cloth, epoxy resin, plastic, rubber, crystal, etc. CO2 laser cutting machine is widely used in clothing, leather, cloth toys, computer embroidery cutting, electronic appliances, models, handicrafts, advertising and other industries Application and decoration, packaging and printing, paper products and other industries.