Do you know the 4 Most Important factors in metal laser cutting?


1.Surface Finish

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

2.Laser Power

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.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.