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    What Is Fiber Laser Cutter?

    Fiber laser cutter is a high-tech CNC laser metal cutting equipment integrating laser technology, numerical control technology, and precision machinery technology. Fiber laser cutting machine can be used for flat cutting, as well as bevel cutting, and the edges are neat and smooth, it is suitable for high-precision cutting processing such as metal plates, at the same time, it can be used for  three-dimensional cutting with mechanical arm. It is mainly suitable for cutting stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, silicon steel, spring steel, aluminum, aluminum alloy, galvanized sheet, aluminized zinc plate, pickling sheet, copper, silver, gold, qin and other metal plates and pipes. Fiber laser cutter is also named fiber laser metal cutting machine, fiber laser cutting machine, fiber laser cutting system, fiber laser cutting equipment,fiber cutting machine etc.

    How Many Types of Fiber Laser Cutter?

    When you have an plan to build or buy a fiber laser cutter machine to start or grow your business, you need to understand which types of Fiber laser cutter are suitable for your plans or projects, let’s make an introduction. Types by Applications: Types of fiber laser cutter for metal plate, Types of fiber laser for metal pipe. Types of fiber laser cutting machine for metal plate and pipe.Types of fiber laserwith full protect cover and exchange platform.

    What Is Working Principle of Fiber Laser Cutter?

    Fiber laser cutting machine is a laser cutting machine that uses a fiber laser generator as a light source.

    Fiber laser generator is an active gain medium doped with rare earth elements such as erbium, ytterbium, neodymium, dysprosium, praseodymium, thulium and holmium. Fiber lasers can be developed on the basis of fiber amplifiers: the pump material is doped into the fiber, and the lasers of specific wavelengths emitted by the semiconductor laser are mixed, and high power density is easily formed in the fiber, resulting in the laser working material. Energy level “particle number inversion”, when a positive feedback loop (to form a resonant cavity) is properly added, the laser oscillation output can be formed and focused on the surface of the workpiece, so that the area irradiated by the spot on the workpiece is melted and vaporized instantaneously, through the computer control the CNC mechanical system to move the spot irradiation position to realize automatic cutting.

    How Does the Fiber Laser Cutter Work?

    We can understand that fiber laser metal cutting is the separation of edges. For such processing purposes, we should first make the graphics in the form of vector lines in the drawing software such as CORELDRAW or AUTOCAD, and then save them in the corresponding PLT or DXF format that can be recognized by fiber laser cutting machine software, and use fiber laser cutting machine software to open the file, set the parameters such as energy and speed according to the material we are processing, and then run it. Fiber laser cutter machine will automatically cut according to the flight path generated by the software after receiving instructions from the computer. For example, the existing fiber laser cutting machine can draw a template according to the computer, and then directly input it into the computer to automatically cut the graphics.

    What Are The Features Of Fiber Laser Cutter?

    (1) Fiber laser machine has extremely high photoelectric conversion efficiency, stable performance, and the service life of key components can reach 100,000 hours;

    (2) The laser generation process does not require gas, air-assisted cutting, optical fiber transmission, and no need to adjust the optical path;

    (3) The laser is transmitted by fiber laser, without complicated light guide systems such as mirrors, and the optical path is simple, which can save a lot of maintenance costs;

    (4) Compared with other medium laser equipment, the output beam quality of the fiber laser cutting machine is better, the focused spot is smaller, the work efficiency is higher, and the processing quality is better, because the output wavelength of the fiber laser is 1.064 microns, which is a CO2 wavelength 1/10 of, the power density is high, which is very conducive to the absorption of metal materials, and has excellent cutting ability;

    (5) Simple structure and small floor space;

    (6) The fiber laser adopts semiconductor modular and redundant design, no optical lens in the resonant cavity, no start-up time, and has the advantages of adjustment-free, maintenance-free, and high stability, which reduces the cost of accessories and maintenance time;

    (7) Capable of handling any harsh working environment, that is, highly adaptable to dust, vibration, shock, humidity and temperature;

    (8) The light is exported through the fiber laser, which makes the design of the mechanical system very simple, and it is very easy to integrate with the robot or the multi-dimensional workbench;

    (9) After the laser is added with a shutter, one device can be used for multiple machines, through fiber splitting, divided into multiple channels and multiple units to work at the same time, easy to expand the function, easy and simple to upgrade;

    (10) Fiber laser cutting head contains a protective lens to minimize the consumption of expensive consumables such as focusing lens.

    Application of Fiber Laser Cutter ?

    Used in aviation, aerospace, metal plate processing, sheet metal processing, advertising sign production, high and low voltage electrical cabinet production, subway accessories, mechanical parts, precision accessories, kitchenware, automobiles, food machinery, textile machinery, engineering machinery, metal crafts, Saw blades, electrical parts, glasses industry, springs, circuit boards, elevators, household appliances, craft gifts, medical microelectronics, hardware, knives and other manufacturing and processing industries.

    Cutting of stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, silicon steel, spring steel, aluminum, aluminum alloy, galvanized sheet, aluminized zinc sheet, pickling sheet, copper, silver, gold, titanium and other metal plates and pipes.

     

    Why choose the fiber laser cutters?

    1.High cutting accuracy (fiber laser cutting machine positioning accuracy 0.05mm, repeat positioning accuracy 0.03 mm);

    Fast speed (cutting speed up to 10m/min, maximum positioning speed up to 30m/min, much faster than wire cutting speed);

    Litting narrow (fiber laser beam is focused into a small spot, so that the focal point reaches a high power density, the material is quickly heated to the degree of vaporization, and evaporates to form a hole. As the beam and the material move relatively linearly, the hole is continuously formed with a wide width Narrow slit, the width of the slit is generally 0.10-0.20mm);

    The heat affected zone is the smallest (non-contact cutting, the cutting edge is not affected by heat, and there is basically no thermal deformation of the workpiece, which completely avoids the collapse of the material when the material is punched. Generally do not need secondary processing);

    The cutting surface is smooth and free of burrs (the surface roughness of the cut is generally controlled within Ra6.5);

    2.Fiber laser cutting head does not touch the surface of the material and will not scratch the workpiece;

    3.The processing flexibility is good, it can process any graphics, and it can also cut pipes and other profiles;

    4.It can cut any hardness materials such as steel plate, stainless steel, aluminum alloy plate, hard alloy, etc. without deformation.

    5.Saving mold investment: Laser processing does not require molds, no mold consumption, no mold repairs, and saving time for mold replacement, thereby saving processing costs and reducing production costs. It is especially suitable for processing large products.

    6.Material saving: using computer programming, products of different shapes can be cut to maximize the utilization of materials.

    7.Improve the speed of sample delivery: After the product drawing is formed, laser processing can be performed immediately, and the physical object of the new product can be obtained in the shortest time.

    8.Safety and environmental protection: laser processing has less waste, low noise, clean, safe, and pollution-free, which greatly improves the working environment

    9.Super flexible light guide effect: small size, compact structure, easy to flexible processing requirements. Ensure the stable operation of the system and constant and lasting power. The cutting gap is uniform, and it is convenient to adjust the light and maintain. The enclosed light path guides light to ensure the cleanliness and service life of the lens.

    How to Choose Fiber Laser Cutters?

    There are many factors to consider when choosing a laser cutting machine:

    1.Consider the maximum size of the currently processed workpiece and the size of the raw material format

    2.Material (what metal you want to cut? Different materials require different configurations)

    3.The maximum thickness of the metal to be cut (different laser wattages cut the metal with different thicknesses)

    4.The choice of configuration: Fiber laser cutter has the main configuration of machine body, fiber laser generator, fiber laser cutting head, control system, motor and drive. The difference of brand and model determines the final price of the machine.

    A fiber laser cutting machine cost is from $22,500.00 to 260,000.00.

    Five Tips for Using Fiber Laser Cutting Machine?

    1) Dual-focus laser cutting head is a fragile item on the laser cutter. Long-term use will cause damage to the laser cutting head.

    2) Check the straightness of the track of the fiber laser cutting machine and the verticality of the machine every six months. If it is found to be abnormal, it will be maintained and debugged in time. If this is not done, the cutting effect may not be so good, the error will increase, and the cutting quality will be affected. This is the top priority and must be done.

    3) Use a vacuum pump to suck up the dust and dirt in the fiber laser machine once a week, and all electrical cabinets should be closed tightly to prevent dust.

    4) Check the steel belt of the fiber laser cutting machine frequently to ensure that it is tight. Otherwise, if there is a problem in operation, it may hurt people, or even cause death in serious cases. The steel belt looks like a small thing, but the problem is still a bit serious.

    5) The guide rails of the fiber laser cutting machine should be cleaned frequently to remove dust and other debris to ensure that the equipment is normal. The rack should be wiped frequently and lubricated to ensure lubrication without debris. The guide rails should be cleaned and lubricated frequently, and the motor should be cleaned and lubricated frequently. The machine can move better and cut more accurately, and the quality of the cut products will be improved.

    The matters needing attention in operating fiber laser cutting machine are as follows:

    1.Comply with the safety operating regulations of general cutting machines. Strictly follow fiber laser start procedure to start the laser, adjust the light, and test the machine.

    2.The operator must be trained to be familiar with fiber cutting software, equipment structure, performance, and knowledge of the operating system.

    3.Wear labor protection equipment according to the regulations, and must wear protective glasses that meet the regulations near fiber laser beam.

    4.Do not process a material before it is clear whether it can be irradiated or cut by laser, so as to avoid the potential hazards of smoke and steam.

    5.When fiber laser equipment is started, the operator shall not leave the post or be taken care of without authorization. If it is necessary to leave, the operator should stop the machine or cut off the power switch.

    6.When an abnormality is found during the processing, fiber laser cutter machine should be shut down immediately, and the fault should be eliminated or reported to the supervisor in time.

    7.Keep the fire extinguisher within easy reach; turn off the laser or shutter when not working; do not place paper, cloth or other flammable materials near the unprotected laser beam.

    What Are Difference and Advantages of Fiber laser cutter and Co2 Laser Cutter

    1.Compare from the structure of laser equipment

    In the carbon dioxide laser cutting technology, carbon dioxide gas is the medium that generates the laser beam. However, fiber lasers are transmitted through diodes and fiber optic cables. The fiber laser system generates a laser beam through multiple diode pumps, and then transmits it to the laser cutting head through a flexible fiber optic cable instead of transmitting the beam through a mirror. This has many advantages, the first is the size of the cutting bed. Unlike gas laser technology, the reflector must be set within a certain distance. Unlike fiber laser technology, there is no range limit. Moreover, the fiber laser can even be installed next to the plasma cutting head of the plasma cutting table. CO2 laser cutting technology does not have this option. Similarly, when compared with a gas cutting system of the same power, the system is more compact due to the ability to bend the fiber.

    2.Compare from the conversion efficiency of electro-optics

    The most important and meaningful advantage of fiber cutting technology should be its energy efficiency. With fiber laser complete solid-state digital module and single design, fiber laser cutting system has higher electro-optical conversion efficiency than carbon dioxide laser cutting. For each power supply unit of the carbon dioxide cutting system, the actual general utilization rate is about 8% to 10%. For fiber laser cutting systems, users can expect higher power efficiency, about 25% to 30%. In other words, the overall energy consumption of the fiber cutting system is about 3 to 5 times less than that of the carbon dioxide cutting system, which improves the energy efficiency to more than 86%.

    3.Compare the cutting effect and cutting speed

    Fiber laser has the characteristics of short wavelength, which improves the absorption of the cutting material to the beam, and enables cutting such as brass and copper as well as non-conductive materials. With better beam quality, the focused spot is smaller, making the cutting lines finer. Moreover, compared with the carbon dioxide laser cutting machine, the cutting speed and efficiency of the fiber laser cutting machine are twice that of the same power carbon dioxide laser cutting machine.

    4.Compare from the maintenance cost

    In terms of machine maintenance, fiber laser cutting is more environmentally friendly and convenient. The carbon dioxide gas laser system needs regular maintenance; the reflector needs maintenance and calibration, and the resonant cavity needs regular maintenance. On the other hand, the fiber laser cutting solution hardly requires any maintenance. The carbon dioxide laser cutting system requires carbon dioxide as the laser gas. Due to the purity of the carbon dioxide gas, the resonant cavity will be contaminated and needs to be cleaned regularly. For a multi-kilowatt carbon dioxide system, this item will cost at least RMB 120,000 per year. In addition, many carbon dioxide cutting requires high-speed axial turbines to deliver laser gas, and the turbines require maintenance and overhaul.

    5.The equipment is more stable in use

    The fiber laser adopts semiconductor modular and redundant design, and there is no optical lens in the resonant cavity, and no start-up time is required. Compared with carbon dioxide lasers, fiber lasers have the advantages of adjustment-free, maintenance-free, and high stability, which are unmatched by other traditional lasers. A good fiber laser has stable performance and the service life of key components can reach 100,000 hours.

    How to Buy A Fiber Laser Cutter?

    1.Inquiry: Our sales staff will provide suitable fiber laser cutter machine configuration according to the material and thickness you cut and your budget.

    2.Communication and discussion: Both parties make configuration changes according to the customer’s requirements (provided that fiber laser machine quality and cutting effect are guaranteed), and solve customer’s machine parameters and configuration questions.

    3.Make a quotation: We will make a quotation with the detailed configuration of the machine according to the results of the communication and discussion, so that the customer can understand fiber laser cutting machine more clearly.

    4.Cooperation between the two parties: If everything has beed confirmed, we will make a proforma invoice(PI) and sign a contract with the customer.

    5.Start production: The customer arranges to pay a deposit after receiving the proforma invoice and contract. When we receive the deposit, we will immediately arrange the production machine and update the production process at any time.

    6.Shipment: When the machine is finished, we will send the customer a photo of the machine and test video (the whole machine will be tested before shipment to ensure that it can work well). After receiving the final payment from the customer, we will arrange for the machine to be sent to your country.

    7.Customs clearance: We will provide all necessary customs clearance documents according to the customer’s national customs requirements to ensure the smooth customs clearance of the customer.

    8.After-sales service: When the customer receives the machine, our engineers will provide you with installation and operation services (of course, the machine also comes with installation and operation manuals and videos), and we will contact you via Email, Skype, Whatsapp or other contact software Communication, we are online 24 hours, if you have any questions about the machine, you can contact us at any time.

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