Laser Cutting

Part II of CO2 Lasers: Still in the Game

In last month’s issue, eFab Shop Magazine reviewed new developments in CO2 laser technology from five different companies – Amada America, Prima Finn-Power, Bystronic, TRUMPF and MC Machinery Systems. This month, we’ll bring you the latest from four more: Cincinnati, Ermak USA, LVD Strippit and Mazak Optonics Corp.

Application of Laser Cutting Gases

Since the operation of the first CO2 laser, there has been considerable confusionabout laser gases. This confusion is rooted in industry use of slang to explainlaser gas. Everything is called laser gas, leaving the impression that there is only one gas. The fact is, the CO2 laser uses three different and separate gas streams.

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