Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process for processing sheet metal. The laser beam is created by the laser source (resonator), conducted by a transport fiber or mirrors in the machine cutting head where a lens focuses it at very high power on a very small diameter. This focused laser beam meets the sheet metal and melts it.
Fiber lasers are the most efficient way in laser cutting. The laser beam is created by an active fiber and transmitted over a transport fiber to the machine cutting head. Fiber lasers are significantly smaller than CO₂ lasers and generate several times the power from the same amount of current. A fiber cutting system is primarily suited for processing thin to thick sheet metal from steel, stainless steel, aluminum and also other non-ferrous metals (copper and brass).
A wide selection of various, powerful laser sources is one of Bystronic’s trademarks. All lasers are high-quality and highly energy efficient, not least because of their high efficiency.