Laser Processing

LASER PROCESSING has become more and more common in industrial applications during the recent years. The term ”LASER” is acronym for “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Laser light differs from ordinary light in that it consists of photons of energy that are all monochromatic (same wavelength) and coherent (same amplitude, frequency and phase). Contrary to ordinary light, laser light can be focused to a very small spot, due to the low divergence of laser beam. High power density resulting from beam focusing enables processing of different materials, as the material is melted and/or vaporized rapidly.

Laser has become a versatile tool in materials processing, and nowadays it is used everywhere in industry. Ionix is specialized in the following processes:

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LASERS have been developed since the building of the first laser in 1960, but only a relatively small number are used in materials processing. The different laser types differ from each other e.g. by the laser beams wavelength and beam quality. The most common laser types in workshop applications are:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • Diode laser
  • Fiber laser
  • Disk laser