Laser cutting with a Trumpf 3030 Fiber
Laser cutting sheet metal profiles is so flexible with a Trumpf fiber laser cutting metal materials from the thinnest sheet up to 20mm thick mild steel. The picture here shows perfectly what we mean with the fiber laser cutting a thin gauge copper which is almost impossible on a CO2 laser cutter. Fitted with a load / unload pallet changing table the productivity of the machine is increased further making it a great production addition to our Fareham manufacturing factory sitting perfectly along side our Trumpf 200 and Trumpf 3000 CNC punch presses.
Why fiber not CO2 laser
If we were just cutting thick sheet and heavy plate all the time in our factory we would have chosen to use a CO2 laser cutting system but as we normally serve customers with thinner sheet metal components and a range of ferrous and non ferrous materials including copper and brass fiber was the obvious way for us to go. The fiber laser being quicker on thin gauges and cheaper to run will enable us to offer the greatest quality part at an economical price.
The fiber laser generator
The heart of the fiber laser is shown here and produces 3KW of power which travels down a fiber cable and directed onto the sheet metal through a nozzle and assisted by either nitrogen, oxygen or compressed air gasses. Not only is the fiber laser very flexible in the range of material types and thicknesses it can cut but its the fastest laser cutting method available for thin gauge sheet metal.