We provide a line of solutions for engraving and marking metals that can additionally perform a wide variety of applications.
Metal workpieces can be cut with lasers, but there are many variables like metal type, thickness, the quality desired and the accuracy of cut edges that will determine how suitable lasers are for the project.
Trotec lasers for applications requiring cutting are currently meant for working with non-metal materials. While there are restrictions to laser cutting metal products, it is possible. Even still, like any application, it should absolutely be tested beforehand.
Generally, both CO2 and fiber laser sources have the ability to cut metal. However, metals like steel and ferrous materials are easier to cut than light or non-ferrous metals like copper or aluminum.
Process gases assist the cutting process and can improve the cutting quality in certain materials. Gas kits (with the correct fittings and nozzles on the work heads) can be obtained for select Trotec lasers and can be used with their respective process gases (e.g., nitrogen).