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Is metal marking possible using a Trotec laser?

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

For cutting, metallic workpieces may be cut using the laser however it should be noted that there are a number of parameters that define suitability, such as metal type, thickness, quality desired and accuracy of the cut edges.

The Trotec lasers for cutting applications are currently optimised for working with non-metallic materials. Cutting metal is possible however there are a few restrictions when cutting metallic workpieces to take note of. We recommend testing beforehand on all applications. 

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Which laser sources can be used to cut metal?

Using both the CO2 and fiber laser sources, it is possible to cut metal. Metals such as steel or ferrous materials can be cut more easily than light or non-ferrous metals such as copper or aluminum.

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In which conditions?

To summarize, the facilitation of the cutting process is achieved through process gases wherein in other instances cutting quality is improved. Gas kits (with appropriate fittings and nozzles on the work heads) are available for only a few Trotec laser engravers and can be used with corresponding process gases (such as nitrogen).

What are typical laser cutting applications?

Using a CO2 laser, you can cut thin foils made of materials based on ferrous materials.
Other foil types such as very reflective foils of copper or brass can be cut with similar performance using the fiber laser.

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