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Title: Evolution of Laser Cutting Machines And Things You can Create with it


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Evolution of Laser Cutting Machines And Things
You can Create with it
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The laser is the heart of Laser cutting machines.
For us, it may be the stuff of science fiction,
but for machinists, they are just another
tool. Do ever wonder, how incredible it is when a
beam of light cuts a gigantic piece of metal.
Nowadays this has become so
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commonplace. But how long has this been a case?
Well, fasten your seat, as today we will be
looking back into the extensive history of the
Laser Cutter. In the 1940s physicist, Charles
Townes along with his team invented Microwaves
Amplification by Stimulated Emission of
Radiation machine i.e. MASER. It was indeed one
of the greatest innovations in technology back
then. Despite having a number of limitations, it
was a stepping stone for further
innovation. Later, Townes and his team were
trying to push technology ahead and they were
planning to replace microwaves with infrared
light waves. This was a big NO from most of the
experts. This process continues for several
years. And finally, in the 1960s, there was a
birth of Light Amplification by Stimulated
Emission of Radiation machine i.e. LASER by
physicist Theodore Maiman. By that time, the
invention of the laser was running very fast. In
1963 Peter HouldCroft from Welding Institute in
Cambridge developed a cutting nozzle with an
oxygen gas pump. After that, in 1969 three
engineers at Boeing were writing papers on the
ways of constructing a laser cutting machine to
cut hard
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materials. And a year later construction of the
first laser cutting took place in Scotland. With
these constant changes happening in laser there
were many hopes of future development. Before,
people were using CNC machines and were working
manually to cut the metal sheets or hard
materials. But, with the introduction of
technology in the laser field people started
using digital laser cutting machines. Of Course,
there were many advantages of using digital laser
cutting machines introducing innovative parts
like Amada laser parts or Amada parts and so
their demand increased rapidly. When you compare
the CNC punches and laser cutting machines, CNC
punches would occupy much space. Though it has
sharp and strong presses, it is still difficult
to separate metal of any thick sized sheet. As a
result, it may create some mechanical issues as
well. And the thicker the metal you cut, the
worse the shape of it will be.
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  • Hence, it is important to understand that laser
    cutting should not rely on physical force, it
    separates metal without creating an uneven
    surface.
  • The CNC cutting edge punch can wear out, whereas
    a laser cutting machine works on a basis of
    laser, so it wont get damaged that much.
  • Here are some products you can work on for the
    Laser Cutting Machines.
  • Sheet Metal Tags
  • Laser cutting equipment can create laser cut
    sheet metal tags. These are useful for
    manufacturers to differentiate similar parts
    handling/ washing baskets. With the help of these
    extra tags, it becomes easy to differentiate
    with other baskets.
  • Engraving Sheet Metal
  • If the laser cutting machine has low power
    settings then its possible to use a laser
    cutting machine to partially cut the sheet into
    a piece of sheet metal.

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You can engrave a variety of products using laser
engraving machines. Customizing and sell them to
your customers can be easy. There is a number of
products that you can engrave like keychains,
tea coasters, photo frames, pizza oven
faceplates, glasses, and many such
things. Engraving on products is a growing new
vertical and you can start a whole new business
with it if you want to. 3) Metal Baskets Wire
mesh baskets are the perfect solution for
household purposes and other manufacturing
processes. But, in some cases, it is important to
use thick sheet metals along holes cut in dozens
of individual steel wires. Laser-cut sheet metal
baskets have complicated shapes to meet specific
needs. But, in reality, the strength of these
baskets is on the basis of when there are fewer
holes in space between them rather than many.
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4) Cutting Parts With laser cutting parts like
Amada laser parts or Amada parts, you can cut
small as well as large pieces of sheet metals.
These various cutouts can be useful in making
small flat parts or many other products. You can
use them in products like computing drive mounts
or miniature fan blades along with CNC press
brake or other metal forming equipment. Final
words Laser cutting technology has come a long
way. And is still growing. There are a number of
things we can create using a laser cutting
machine. Shops across the globe now rely on laser
cutters for everything. An outlandish theory or
idea has joined the lathe and the press as a
necessity of the machinery world.
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