Relative speeds and costs dominate the fiber-versus-CO2 comparison, but the 10:1 difference in wavelengths has other consequences for the laser user. The speed race has evolved since this story was first published in a laser association journal, but not the practical issues related to wavelength. Also, it addressed 3D laser cutting; the principles still hold for 2D. Consider this essential background for anyone who wants to understand more about using fiber and CO2. For the latest on speeds, as they say in the car business, call for today’s prices.
An IPG fiber laser is mounted to a robot for welding automotive parts.
Sawing Productivity’s September 2016 special edition insert published in the issues of FAB Shop Magazine Direct and Welding Productivity.
When manufacturers implement inventive mindsets, solutions emerge in the new issue of Sawing Productivity in October issue of FAB Shop Magazine Direct.
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Designed for cutting bundles of solids, structurals and tubes, Simonds’ IC Enduro 3, like other blades, requires a rich coolant mix that sticks to the blade.