The Need for Precision Laser Cutting
November 18, 2018
Laser cutting is fast becoming the industry standard for manufacturing and is usually preferred over traditional methods due to its accuracy and the reduced energy wastage in the process. A laser cutting system runs on 10 kilowatts of energy while other methods may operate at five to six times the amount; a vast disparity.
It is crucial for industries and companies to save on energy while improving production for future sustainability.
The precision and efficiency acquired through laser cutting are vital for the burgeoning globalization and commercialization characteristic of modern times, which see a heavy demand through consumerism that requires rapid manufacturing.
The following is a list of perks in the application of precision laser cutting by an Australian general engineering company and how it is a necessary cutting method for the present:
Firstly, there is generally less hazard involved in laser cutting. The laser beam component is usually kept safely contained within a box, which prevents the handler from being harmed through direct exposure. Other methods such as cutting with an industry saw-blade tend to have higher reports of accidents due to the lack of the protective measures in laser cutting.
Secondly, unlike other cutting mediums, the strong precision laser beams are workable with any industrial material, be it plastic, wood, semi-precious stones, or iron, the strong beams can transform them into the specific shapes and patterns that you desire.
Then, there are the stylistic factors involved. Not only is the laser cutting method precise, due to the high intensity of its beams, there is provision of a smooth and unblemished finish, preventing the rough edges that may be found in wood materials or the ribbon strips that may bunch up from metal when applying previously employed cutting methods that lacked the intensity. This allows the finished product of precision laser cutting to look professionally-prepared as though they had sprung forth from pure imagination.
But that is not all.
Due to the inherent precision of laser cutting, other fields have also benefitted dearly from this technological marvel. Medical practitioners for instance, are currently applying precision laser cutting (excimer laser) for optic procedures in LASIK, which corrects eye disorders such as myopia and hyperopia by meticulously and carefully removing tissue from the eye and reshaping the cornea through a delicate process that would be much too tedious and risky if depended upon other incision methods.
And finally, there is the versatility involved in precision laser cutting. Due to its customizable features, a laser may be modified to suit a variety of purposes by managing its intensity, duration and heat output. Thus, there is no need to purchase a series of lasers for different purposes. This multi-purpose nature is further supported by the fact that there is no direct contact between a laser beam and its mark, hygiene is thus kept in check.
Precision laser cutting works through heat induction that melts and shapes the subject into the desired outcome.
On this note, there has been a rise of paperwork artists who have applied precision laser beams to achieve the perfect dimensions and intricate cuts for their masterpiece. In pre-laser days, the artistic process would have taken a greater deal of effort for the same effect.
Hence, in summary, there is a need for precision laser cutting because the method is efficient, versatile, customizable, works with all industrial standard material and fulfils the demands of a high-demand generation of consumers.