Variables for laser cutting quality

Laser Cutting: Parametres involved
Cut quality depends on the following variables:

  • A. Beam generation
    • Laser power
    • Pulse frequency
  • B. Beam delivery
    • Distance between the cutting nozzle and the work-piece
    • Focal length of the focussing optics
    • Focal position
    • Cutting speed
    • Acceleration
  • C. Cutting gas configuration
    • Type and pressure of cutting gas
    • Diameter and type of nozzle
  • D. Material characteristics
    • Material Type
    • Work-piece surface
    • Work-piece shape
    • Material thickness
    • Work-piece support