Surface Finish also impacts the edges. Edge of the metal sheet that you cut, should be flat and smooth. When the sheet is thick, edges do not follow a uniform shape and stays rough. On hot sheets, this issue does not come up much even if they are thick. You can obtain smooth and neat cornered metal sheet with Messer laser machine. Inorder to get the perfect surface finish use laser grade plates that have flatness, rustfree, oil & scale free
How your laser machine reacts to the surface that also matters a lot. Laser power is a crucial element to consider when it comes to cutting heavy duty metal sheets. When you use low power laser machines, the cutting process becomes difficult. Whereas, high-power beams can easily intercept the thick metal layers. It also makes edges plan and flat. To enhance the power of your laser machine, you can add tools that can enrich its power.
3.Technology that You Use to Cut
Technology is constantly advancing and bring new developments to the laser cutting industry. At one side, the legacy holder CO2 is still in the vogue. On the other hand, you will find numerous emerging technologies trying to mark their place in the laser industry. Fiber laser is one of them that comes with high speed cutting when compared to the traditional CO2 lasers. But the benefit that CO2 renders is smooth edges and clean corners. Though as discussed earlier, metal thickness notably decreases the edge quality of the edges and corners. For Fiber laser machines the key aspects is the machine dynamics, software’s & the right controller.
4. Gas Purity
Gas purity levels play a large role in edge and part quality. Understanding what to expect from purity levels can help you achieve the desired part quality and other end goals such as powder coat adhesion or weldability. If a bright silver finish is desired for industries such as medical and food-grade equipment, a purity rating would need to be 99.