Laser cutting technology is ideal for producing precise cuts of stainless steel plates in different thicknesses and is distinguished by its versatility. Laser cutting is a highly sought-after method for cutting stainless steel plates up to a thickness of 20 millimetres.
The physical properties of concentrated light beams make them ideal for use as a cutting tool. The laser light's light waves all have the same wavelengths and oscillate at the same frequency. Experts refer to these as monochromatic light waves, which are also coherent. Together with the parallel direction of the light waves, this creates a concentrated light beam with a high power density. A correctly formed laser beam is a powerful cutting instrument for stainless steel due to its high power density.
Laser cutting is a relatively wear-free option for machining stainless steel. This is ultimately also due to the absence of any form of contact in the laser cutting of stainless steel. The high precision of the laser beam means that only local areas on the stainless steel part are exposed to a thermal change in laser cutting – a minimal area of the cutting edge, which is why laser cutting is known to be a method that is particularly gentle on material. The possibility of forming precise contours and cuts also ensures that the rest of the part effectively remains unstressed.