CO2 Laser Cutting
What is CO2 Laser Cutting?
A CO2 laser beam is generated using Carbon Dioxide, Helium, and Nitrogen. This beam is then directed to the cutting head using a series of mirrors. Since CO2 lasers operate in the infrared spectrum, they are unable to be transferred via fiber optics. This allows advantages when cutting various types of materials.
A few benefits of using a CO2 laser are:
- Higher accuracy than Plasma or torch cutting
- Better edge quality than Plasma cutting or torch cutting or CNC Router
- Faster production of parts – well suited for large production runs
- Lower tooling costs than stamping
- Wider range of materials that can be cut compared to a fiber laser.
CO2 Laser Compatible Materials
A few of the materials you can use with our Rhinoworks CO2 laser machine.
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