Fiber laser tube cutting machine is a type of equipment that utilizes fiber laser technology as a cutting tool to achieve high-precision and high-speed cutting of metal tubes.
The basic working principle of a fiber laser tube cutting machine is as follows:
Generation of laser beam by fiber laser: The fiber laser generates high-energy and high-monochromaticity laser beam by converting electrical energy into light energy through laser diodes.
Transmission of laser beam to cutting head: The laser beam is transmitted to the cutting head through fiber optics, where lenses and fibers are used for focusing and guiding the laser.
Focusing of laser beam: The lens inside the cutting head focuses the laser beam to a tiny spot, forming a high-energy density spot.
Irradiation of spot on metal tube: The laser beam, guided by the cutting head, irradiates the spot onto the metal tube, creating a high-temperature zone.
Melting and vaporization of metal tube: The high-energy laser beam melts the metal tube in an instant, and together with the assist gas, forms a vaporized material that is blown away.
Moving of cutting head for cutting: The cutting head moves along the predetermined cutting path, controlled by a computer, to achieve the desired cutting shape.
Collection and processing of kerf: The kerf and vaporized material generated during the cutting process are collected and processed to ensure a clean and environmentally friendly cutting process.
With the above steps, a fiber laser tube cutter machine can achieve high-precision and high-speed cutting of metal tubes, and it is widely used in various industries such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace, petrochemical, and furniture manufacturing.
- The application fields of fiber laser tube cutting machine include, but are not limited to, the following:
Automotive manufacturing: Fiber laser tube cutting machines can be used in the production of automotive components such as exhaust pipes, chassis crossbeams, and air conditioning ducts. With high precision, high speed, and great flexibility, fiber laser cutting can meet the demands for fine processing of automotive parts.
- Aerospace: The aerospace industry requires high precision in the machining of components, and fiber laser tube cutting machines are increasingly used in this field. For example, they can be used for cutting and processing gas nozzles and turbine blades in aviation engines, achieving high-quality and high-efficiency production.
- Petrochemical: In the petrochemical industry, fiber laser tube cutting machines can be used for cutting and processing oil pipelines, chemical pipelines, and other pipes. Fiber laser cutting can achieve high-quality cutting of pipes with different materials, ensuring the accuracy and sealing of pipe connections.
- Furniture manufacturing: Fiber laser tube cutting machines can be used for cutting and processing metal tubes in furniture manufacturing, such as furniture frames and chair seat frames. Fiber laser cutting can achieve cutting of complex shapes and patterns, improving the design flexibility and production efficiency of furniture manufacturing.
- Steel structures: In the fields of construction, bridges, and steel structure manufacturing, fiber laser tube cutting machines can be used for cutting and processing steel tubes. Fiber laser cutting can achieve high-speed and high-quality cutting, improving the production efficiency and quality of steel structure manufacturing.
The fiber laser tube cutting machine has several advantages and features, including:
- High precision: Fiber laser cutting technology provides high precision cutting with a narrow kerf width and minimal heat-affected zone, resulting in clean and precise cuts. This makes it suitable for cutting complex shapes and patterns with high accuracy.
- High speed and efficiency: Fiber laser tube cutter machines are capable of high-speed cutting, significantly improving production efficiency. The cutting speed can be adjusted according to the material and thickness, allowing for faster processing times and higher productivity.
- Versatility: Fiber laser tube cutting machines can cut a wide range of materials, including metal tubes and pipes made of stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, brass, and other materials. This makes them suitable for various applications in different industries.
- Flexibility: Fiber tube laser cutting machines offer great flexibility in terms of cutting angles, shapes, and sizes. They can cut tubes of different shapes, such as round, square, rectangular, and oval, and can be used for both straight cuts and bevel cuts, making them versatile for different cutting requirements.
- Non-contact cutting: Fiber laser cutting is a non-contact cutting process, which means there is no physical contact between the cutting tool and the workpiece. This reduces the risk of material deformation or damage during cutting, ensuring the integrity and quality of the finished product.
- Automation and precision: Fiber tube laser cutting machines are often equipped with advanced CNC (Computer Numerical Control) systems, which enable precise control of the cutting process. This allows for automation and repeatability, ensuring consistent and accurate cutting results.
- Cost-effective: Fiber tube laser cutting machines generally have lower operating and maintenance costs compared to other cutting methods, such as traditional mechanical cutting or plasma cutting. They have higher energy efficiency and longer service life, resulting in cost savings over time.
- Environmentally friendly: Fiber laser cutting is a clean and environmentally friendly cutting method, as it does not produce harmful fumes, dust, or noise during the cutting process. This makes it a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice for industrial cutting applications.
In summary, the fiber laser tube cutting machine offers high precision, high speed, versatility, flexibility, non-contact cutting, automation, and cost-effectiveness, making it a popular choice for various industries’ cutting and processing needs.