Laser cutting depends on an assist gas, which may be active or inert. The most standard is oxygen as an assist gas and nitrogen as an inert gas.
Traditionally, oxygen is most commonly used when cutting steel. Thin steel does not require a significant amount of power due to the burning process. Nitrogen is generally used when cutting stainless or aluminum in order to achieve excellent quality. Unlike oxygen, nitrogen serves as a shielding gas in light gauge material to stop the burning process and allow the laser to vaporize the material. This means that power is the determining factor in cutting speed.
Laser powers have been steadily increasing in various applications and evolving in processing speeds. Laser technology has come a long way and it's only improving. Contact us in order to make the most cost-effective decision.
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