Fiber Laser Cutting Services from A-Laser
A-Laser offers a wide variety of laser technologies to suit your production needs, including advanced fiber laser technology. Fiber lasers make it possible to use laser cutting on thick metal sheet materials, streamlining the production process in a whole new way.
Our team has found them to be extremely useful across a wide range of applications, including for medical devices and electronics. Read on to learn more about the benefits of working with fiber lasers.
Why use fiber lasers?
Traditional laser cutting offers unparalleled precision and clean, exact cuts. UV and IR laser systems have made tight tolerances and intricate designs easier to employ in manufacturing processes. But some materials are too thick to be processed by standard laser technology.
This is where fiber lasers come in.
Fiber lasers are able to cut through thick, exotic metal alloys with laser precision and cleanliness. They extend the benefits of laser cutting to a whole new range of materials.
Our fiber laser machine relentlessly cuts through thick metal without compromising the cut geometry or precision. We’ve seen it effortlessly slice through metals that would have been previously impossible to process with other laser technology.
When can fiber lasers be used?
Fiber laser technology can be used across a wide range of industries. It’s particularly well suited to electronics and medical applications. Because it cuts exotic and shiny alloys so well, it’s ideal for cutting pins, electrodes, surgical knives, and antennas.
How are fiber lasers different?
There are three kinds of lasers commonly used in manufacturing: gas, crystal, and fiber. The active medium in a fiber laser is an optical fiber that has been doped with rare-earth elements. Using these elements makes it possible to create extremely high levels of energy without relying on cost-prohibitive pump sources.
As a result, fiber lasers offer more power, more stability, and more flexibility to work with the right materials for your project.
We can help you decide which laser technology is the best choice for your project. Here are some commonly requested specifications for our fiber laser technology:
- Most metals: up to 0.08” (2mm)
- Tube: up to 0.030” (0.75mm)
- Aluminum: up to (0.04”)
- Kerf size of cutting or line size: 0.0005” – 0.002” (0.010 – 0.050mm) (based on thickness)
- Minimum hole size: 0.003” (0.075mm) for trepanning, 0.001 (0.025mm) for percussion drilling
- Cutting accuracy: 0.0004” ( 0.01mm)
- Tolerances: Most of our projects have been on +/- 1mil and 2mil without issues
- Ability to align to fiducials or components for better accuracy
- Ability to laser mark utilizing an attached Galvo 15”x15” working area
Learn more about how we can help with your project.
We’ll get back to you within 24 hours with a quote and to connect you with our in-house experts.