A mixture of gases is used to produce the CO2 laser beam. The high voltage required in the resonator for the gas excitation is generated by wear-free semiconductor modules.
CO2 laser cutting systems are suitable for cutting materials such as thick plate, wood, acrylic, glass, methacrylate, paper, textiles, plastics, leather and stone.
The fiber laser beam transmission medium requires diodes and fiber cables. Since they do not need a resonator gas, they have lower energy consumption and thus provide greater energy efficiency as well as cost savings.
Fiber laser cutting systems can be smaller CO2 systems and can achieve twice the power output with the same power supply. They have additional advantages for thin sheet metal and non-ferrous metals such as copper and titanium.
Access to this type of machines is limited for security reasons, since laser reflections are highly damaging to the eyesight. The diameter of the beam is very small and more efficient than the CO2