The adaptability and consistency that laser cutters provide undoubtedly surpasses traditional cutting of materials like metal and composites. Unfortunately, many individuals are apprehensive about investing in laser cutting technology due to believing some of the myths that surround the practice. One of the main myths that surround laser cutting is that it is hard to operate the machinery. The user-friendly nature of software featured in most programmable laser cutters actually make them quite simple to navigate and use.
- Lasers don’t actually burn the materials they are cutting because they have a very small heat affected zone.
- Although machines are being made with higher wattages, lower wattage is sufficient if the material isn’t thick.
- Accidents while operating laser cutters are rare, and fires are even less common.
“Because laser cutters have become so advanced, they can even self-adjust parameters to different materials and thicknesses.”