There are many interesting aspects that you can learn about laser cutting. For example, the first ever laser cutting machine was actually made in the 1960s by a bunch of researchers from the Western Electric Engineering Research Center. Laser cutting machines are also capable of welding if you are using a CO2 or a Nd:YAG cutter. The optical lens on a laser cutter can focus on an area that is just 0.001 inches in diameter which goes to show just how accurate and precise these lasers can be.
- Laser cutting has been around for over 50 years as it was first discovered in the mid 1960s by the Western Electric Engineering Research Center.
- An optical lens can focus the laser to 0.001 inches in diameter which shows how high powered and precise it is.
- A laser cutter requires a large amount of power compared to other types of cutting machines and processes.
“The only type of laser cutting machine that can’t perform welding processes is the Nd. With that said Nd laser cutting machines are ideal for applications in which little or no repetition is needed.”