December 6, 2011
TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, with a TruDisk fiber-guided solid-state laser, is designed for cutting parts out of thin sheet material at high speeds.
In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 0.16 in. thick, the fiber achieves feed rates up to three times faster than the CO2 version, according to the manufacturer. The fiber cuts construction steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals such as copper and brass.
The solid-state, fiber-guided laser has an output rating of 3 kW and features a single cutting head, automatic tip changer, and all cutting data for a smooth cutting start. With the 2-D laser cutting system, users can process sheets measuring 10 by 5 ft.
The 1.03-µm wavelength of the solid-state laser makes it possible to cut thin sheet using fusion cutting and nitrogen quickly and with high part quality, the company reports.