3/18/2014

A Fiber Laser Cutter for Job Shops

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Trumpf says its BrightLine fiber laser-cutting technology enables its TruLaser Series 5000 fiber laser cutting machines to be just as effective processing thick materials as they are cutting thin sheet metal.

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Trumpf’s BrightLine fiber technology delivers a quality cut edge with minimal burr
(shown on the bottom part).

Compared to solid-state laser cutters, CO2 lasers are generally faster for thick materials while offering better cut quality. On the other hand, solid-state lasers (fiber or disc) with greater beam power density and absorption characteristics are speedier and more energy-efficient when cutting thin sheet metal. However, at last year’s Fabtech show, I learned about new technology from Trumpf that enables fiber laser cutting machines to be just as effective processing thick materials as they are cutting thin sheet metal. Learn more.


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