Laser cutting robotics -- is it right for you?

Jun 13, 2013

Automated laser cutting feeds a laser beam through a fiber-optic cable and offers the flexibility to perform more than one laser cutting application. A robotic laser cutter offers the ability to improve the quality of the cuts and brings increased production speeds.


There are many robot­ic cut­ting and oth­er mate­r­i­al removal sys­tems on the mar­ket today. Laser cut­ting, a process that feeds a laser beam through a fiber-optic cable, could be the right choice for you, depend­ing on your needs.

Laser cut­ting robots, like many of the robots avail­able today, have six axes, which allow them to move all around a part to cut or remove mate­r­i­al, giv­ing them free­dom while also enhanc­ing the accu­ra­cy and pre­ci­sion of the application.

Robot­ic laser cut­ting sys­tems have flex­i­bil­i­ty to per­form more than just the laser cut­ting appli­ca­tion. These sys­tems have ver­sa­til­i­ty to oper­ate oth­er appli­ca­tions like weld­ing and mate­r­i­al removal.

A robot­ic laser cut­ter will improve the qual­i­ty of cuts on each work piece, which will, in turn, fur­ther improve the qual­i­ty of the fin­ished product.

Qual­i­ty is not the only advan­tage to laser cut­ting though – increased speed also draws con­sumers to this type of automa­tion. An increase in pro­duc­tion speed in one area can speed up pro­duc­tion on the entire line, dri­ving down costs while increas­ing revenue.

How­ev­er, not every cut­ting appli­ca­tion can be trans­lat­ed into laser cut­ting. Laser cut­ting is more appro­pri­ate for 3‑D cut­ting tasks, rather than a ded­i­cat­ed 2‑D cut­ting process. Along with shape, the con­sumer needs to take the thick­ness of the work piece, the coat­ings on the mate­ri­als and the fix­tures available.

For more infor­ma­tion about laser cut­ting automa­tion, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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