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Difference Between Laser cutting and Traditional Cutting

The difference between laser cutting and traditional cutting

Laser cutting 

Optical cutting is to irradiate the workpiece with a focused high-power density laser beam, so that the irradiated material rapidly melts, vaporizes, ablates or reaches the ignition point. cut open. COpulsed lasers are generally used now, and laser cutting is one of the thermal cutting methods.

Water cutting

Water cutting, also known as water jet cutting, that is, high-pressure water jet cutting technology, is a machine that uses high-pressure water jet cutting. Under the control of the computer, the workpiece can be carved arbitrarily, and it is less affected by the texture of the material. Water cutting is divided into two methods: no sand cutting and sand cutting.

Plasma cutting

Plasma arc cutting is a processing method that uses the heat of a high-temperature plasma arc to locally melt (and evaporate) the metal at the incision of the workpiece, and uses the momentum of high-speed plasma to remove the molten metal to form an incision.

Comparison of application range

The laser cutting machine has a wide range of applications. It can cut both metal and non-metal. For cutting non-metal, such as cloth, leather, etc., CO2 laser cutting machine can be used. For metal cutting, fiber laser cutting machine can be used. Plate deformation is small.

The plasma cutting machine can be used for cutting various metal materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper, cast iron and carbon steel.

Wire cutting can only cut conductive materials, and cutting coolant is required during the cutting process, so materials such as paper and leather that are not conductive, afraid of water, and afraid of cutting coolant pollution cannot be cut.