FIBER LASER CUTTING OF THICK MATERIAL
As the highest powered solid-state 2D laser cutting machine on the market, this fiber system cuts not only mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum cost-effectively, but also non-ferrous metals such as copper and brass, up to 0.4 in thick.
TruLaser 5040 fiber laser from TRUMPF Inc. (Farmington, CT), now with the 5 kW TruDisk 5001, is the highest powered solid-state 2D laser cutting machine on the market. The added power of the 5 kW disk laser results in increased cutting capability in material thickness and speed.
Within the machine’s 160 in x 80 in working area, fabricators can cut mild steel up to 1 in and, depending upon material type and thickness, achieve cutting speeds up to five times faster than is possible on a comparable CO2 machine.
The machine’s high dynamics allows it to make full use of the solid-state laser’s speed advantage to achieve very high cutting rates in thin sheet without losing the capability to cut thicker material. As a result, sheet metal fabricators who primarily cut thin sheet material find this machine will significantly reduce the cost of production with its fiber-guided TruDisk laser.
The TruLaser 5040 fiber cuts not only mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum cost-effectively, but also non-ferrous metals such as copper and brass, up to 0.4 in thick.
To keep processing time as low as possible and increase the flow rate of parts, the TruLaser 5040 fiber features a single-cutting head strategy, automatic nozzle changer and all standard cutting data required for a smooth cutting start. Thanks to the TruLaser 5040 fiber’s flexible and maintenance free fiber-guided beam, the laser can be placed independently of the machine.
Since the machine and the solid-state laser are produced by TRUMPF, they are ideally coordinated so the laser and machine achieve maximize performance potential. TRUMPF is one of the world’s largest producers of fabricating machinery and a world market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology. www.us.trumpf.com