Laser macro machining uses much higher power lasers than the counterpart in laser micro machining. Typically these applications include CW lasers for welding or cutting and QCW or pulsed lasers for high peak power drilling.
Laser drilling requires a pulse laser with high peak power to penetrate the substrate. In today’s era of laser drilling, the majority of lasers using 10-20 kilowatt Fiber Lasers.
We utilize over 20,000 Watts of power in a pulse lasting just a few milliseconds to drill into metal surfaces. This enables our machines to achieve a depth of 25 mm (1 inch) in high nickel alloys.
Each machine has multiple advanced options to help improve the processing needs. For example drilling on the fly allows the laser to match with the part rotation for high speed drilling. Other options include break through detection and power meter integration.
Laser welding and cutting allows for multi-axis applications with the precisions of a CNC Machine Tool by pairing a CW laser with advanced head assemblies to provide the perfect weld or cut for each application.
Each machine is customizable to meet the application requirements. From laser source to welding head, the machine is tailored to the manufacturing needs. Advanced weld monitoring systems can be added for additional functionality.