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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
KNOW ABOUT LASER CUTTING
DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THE
FORMS OF STEEL CUTTING AND WHAT
IS BEST SUITED TO A PROJECT CAN
BE OVERWHELMING.
THE HIGHPOWE...
THERE ARE 4 MAIN TYPES OF
LASER CUTTING:
This is best suited to brittle materials
such as glass. The focused beam localises
thermal heating and expansion.
Thermal ...
Also termed ‘fusion cutting’, this technique
uses high-pressure gas to blow away
molten materials. Metals are typically
la...
This process is ideal for carbon steel with
a thickness over 1 mm.
Flame cutting
#3
Vaporisation cutting uses extreme heat to
generate a key hole cut. This method is
ideally suited to materials that do not ...
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1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732)
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Everything you need to know about laser cutting

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Steel cutting can be a daunting venture for novices. Differentiating between the forms of steel cutting and what is best suited to a project can be overwhelming. If a novice is looking to slice, cut or trim materials, the popular technique of laser cutting may be best suited for the project.Growing in popularity, laser cutting uses a CAD file to cut a design from a given material and is gaining traction in small businesses, schools and specialised engineering firms.

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Everything you need to know about laser cutting

  1. 1. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LASER CUTTING
  2. 2. DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THE FORMS OF STEEL CUTTING AND WHAT IS BEST SUITED TO A PROJECT CAN BE OVERWHELMING. THE HIGHPOWERED LASER IS MOST COMMONLY DIRECTED THROUGH OPTICS. THE LASER BEAM IS FOCUSED ONTO THE MATERIAL AND FOLLOWS A CNC OR GCODE TO BURN, MELT, VAPORISE OR BE BLOWN AWAY BY A JET OF GAS. LASER CUTTING RESULTS IN SOME OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY SURFACE EDGE FINISHES.
  3. 3. THERE ARE 4 MAIN TYPES OF LASER CUTTING:
  4. 4. This is best suited to brittle materials such as glass. The focused beam localises thermal heating and expansion. Thermal stress cracking #1
  5. 5. Also termed ‘fusion cutting’, this technique uses high-pressure gas to blow away molten materials. Metals are typically laser cut in this fashion. Melt and Blow #2
  6. 6. This process is ideal for carbon steel with a thickness over 1 mm. Flame cutting #3
  7. 7. Vaporisation cutting uses extreme heat to generate a key hole cut. This method is ideally suited to materials that do not melt such as carbon or wood. Vaporisation cutting #4
  8. 8. WWW.SHAPECUT.COM.AU 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732)

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