Laser processing metal foils with Trotec laser machines

Find out more about laser processing metal foils and what to consider pre-processing.

Trotec lasers offer a series of standard solutions for laser engraving or marking metals that can be used for a broad range of applications.

Metallic workpieces can basically be cut using a laser, however there are a number of parameters that define application suitability, including metal type, thickness, quality desired and accuracy of the cut edges.

The Trotec lasers for cutting are currently optimised for working with non-metallic materials. Although there are some restrictions when cutting metallic workpieces, it is possible. Any application, however, should definitely be tested first.

Which laser sources can be used to cut metal?

Generally speaking, metal cutting is possible with both CO2 and fiber lasers. Metals such as steel or ferrous materials can be cut more easily than light or non-ferrous metals such as copper or aluminium.

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Under what conditions is it possible?

Generally, process gases facilitate the cutting process and improve cutting quality in some applications. Gas kits with appropriate fittings and nozzles on the work heads are available for selected Trotec lasers and can be used with corresponding process gases, such as nitrogen.

What are typical laser cutting applications?

Thin foils made of materials based on ferrous materials can be laser cut with a CO2 laser.
Very reflective foils of copper or brass can be cut with similar performance using the fiber laser.

Metal applications

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