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The Application Fields of Laser Cutting Machines

Lasers were first used for cutting back in the 1970s. In recent years, the role of laser cutting machines in the development of the manufacturing industry has become increasingly prominent. A laser cutting machine with advanced technology and powerful functions is a complex system integrating light, machine and electricity. Its practical cutting function is an important guarantee for realizing high-efficiency and high-quality sheet metal processing.


With the advantages of a wide range of machinable materials, high processing efficiency, high processing accuracy, small workpiece deformation, clean and pollution-free, laser processing technology is gradually replacing the traditional processing technology in the fields of material cutting, welding, additive manufacturing, and inkjet marking. It is also widely used in material processing and lithography, communication and optical storage, instruments and sensors, medical treatment and beauty, scientific research and military, entertainment and printing and other fields. In addition, laser processing CNC industrial software can also be combined with computer numerical control technology and mechanical automation technology to form intelligent laser processing equipment to achieve precise processing of materials of different materials, shapes and volumes.


After long-term technology accumulation and industrial application practice, the laser processing industry has formed a complete industrial chain system. At present, various sheet metal products in our lives may come from the masterpieces of laser cutting machines. The following section introduces in detail the applications of laser cutting machines in several popular industries.


1. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Kitchenware Industry


Kitchenware is one of the indispensable metal products in our daily lives. The traditional processing methods in the kitchen utensils manufacturing industry face the problems of low work efficiency, large mold consumption, and high cost of use. The laser cutting machine has a fast cutting speed and high precision, which improves processing efficiency. It can achieve customized and personalized product development and solve the troubles of kitchenware manufacturers. Therefore, it is recognized by kitchenware manufacturers.


2. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Automobile Manufacturing Industry


There are also many precision parts and materials in automobiles, such as automobile brake pads. To improve the safety of automobiles, it is necessary to ensure cutting accuracy. The traditional manual cutting is difficult to achieve accuracy, and the efficiency is low. The laser cutting can be processed in batches quickly, with high accuracy, high efficiency, no burr, and one-time molding. These are the reasons why the laser cutting machine is widely used in the automobile industry.


3. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Fitness Equipment Industry


The diversity of fitness equipment also puts forward high requirements for processing. Various specifications and shapes make traditional processing seem complicated and inefficient. The processing flexibility in laser cutting is high. Customized flexible processing can be performed on different pipes and plates. The finished products after processing are smooth, burr-free, and do not require secondary processing, and the quality and efficiency are greatly improved compared to the traditional process.


4. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Advertising Metal Word Industry


Traditional processing equipment for advertising generally uses materials such as processing advertising fonts. Due to the unsatisfactory processing accuracy and cutting surface, the probability of rework is quite high. The high-precision laser cutting technology does not require secondary rework, which greatly improves work efficiency and saves the cost of the enterprise.


5. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Sheet Metal Processing Industry


With the rapid development of sheet metal processing technology, traditional sheet metal cutting equipment can no longer meet the requirements of current technology and cutting shape. Laser cutting has gradually replaced traditional equipment with the advantages of high flexibility and fast cutting speed. The widespread application of fiber laser cutting machines in sheet metal processing is an inevitable trend.


6. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Chassis Cabinet Industry


The power distribution cabinets and file cabinets we see in our lives are all products produced by the standardization of thin plates, which require high efficiency. The laser cutting machine with four or six stations is relatively appropriate, and the efficiency is high. At the same time, double-layer cutting can also be realized for specific plates.


7. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Agricultural Machinery Industry


With the continuous development of agriculture, the types of agricultural machinery products tend to be diversified and specialized. At the same time, new requirements are put forward for the manufacturing of agricultural machinery products. The advanced laser processing technology, drawing system, and numerical control technology of laser cutting machines not only reduce the production cost of agricultural machinery equipment, but also improve the economic benefits.


8. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Shipbuilding Industry


In the field of shipbuilding, the marine steel plate cut by laser has the advantages of good cutting quality, good verticality of the cut surface, no slag, thin oxide layer and smooth surface. It doesn't need secondary processing, and can be directly welded with small thermal deformation and high curve cutting accuracy. It can reduce working hours, and realize the barrier-free cutting of high-strength ship plates.


9. The Application of Laser Cutting Machines in the Automobile Industry


In the automotive industry, some spare parts, such as car doors and exhaust pipes, will leave some redundant corners or burrs after being processed. If they are processed manually or traditionally, it is difficult to ensure accuracy and efficiency. If processed with a laser cutting machine, the problems of corners and burrs can be easily solved in batches.


As one of the most intelligent industries at present, automobile manufacturing has integrated a variety of production processes. As one of the most important technologies, laser has achieved up to 70% of the intelligent production of accessories.


10. Aerospace


Laser manufacturing technology is an important part of aerospace manufacturing technology. At present, laser cutting processing technology has been widely used in aircraft, space rockets and other accessories and components.


11. Construction Machinery Industry


Generally speaking, the plates used in the construction machinery industry are mostly medium and thick plates. Bevel laser cutting can solve the problem of blanking and bevel at one time. It has the advantages of high precision, fast speed and high material utilization rate, and it reduces labor costs.


There are laser-cutting applications in industries such as iron towers, curtain walls, elevators, steel structures, medical equipment, and hoisting machinery.


In general, China's laser processing equipment industry has developed rapidly in recent years, but there is still a gap between China and other developed countries in terms of core technology level and application penetration rate. As one of the core technologies to realize the transition from traditional manufacturing to intelligent manufacturing, the state attaches great importance to and strongly supports the industrial development of laser processing technology, and provides policy guidance for further expanding the scope of application, and continues to promote the transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing mode and manufacturing process.