Fiber Laser Applications

One of the most significant inventions of the modern era is that of lasers. A laser is a device that produces light through a process of optical amplification. The word laser has interesting roots. Originally, it was an acronym that stood for Light Amplification by Simulated Amplification of Radiation.

Lasers have a variety of uses, including everything from small pointing devices in classrooms and gun ranges to massive telescopes that cut through the blurring effect of Earth’s atmosphere to help astronomers study the heavens. One type of laser that is sold on the marketplace today is the fiber laser. Fiber lasers are useful in a variety of applications, including:

Laser Welding

Lasers not only cut metals apart, they also fuse them together. Although generally they are used to weld different metals of the same type together, lasers can also be used to weld two completely different types of metal together.

Laser Ablation

Ablation is the process of cutting or melting away the surface of a piece of metal to reveal a different kind of metal underneath its surface for either an industrial application or artistic and aesthetic effect. Lasers can be uniquely suited to the process of ablation as their power and setting can be customized to exact specification for highly precise results.

Laser Etching

Laser etching is the process by which materials, usually glass, are marked with a laser beam. What differentiates laser etching from laser cutting or engraving is that laser etching doesn’t generally go very far below the surface material to produce the desired effect.

Laser Cutting

As lasers continued to develop after their first successful prototype in the 1960s, so did the amount of power behind them and therefore their application abilities. Powerful lasers often replace traditional circular saws in industrial cutting applications today. Lasers offer industrial companies a unique opportunity to save on maintenance costs when it comes to their metal cutting tools because lasers don’t wear out and require constant sharpening or replacement in the way that traditional cutting tools do.

Laser Cleaning

In a process that is similar to the process of ablation, fiber lasers set at lower power can be used to melt away dirt, grime, grease and other filth from the surface of metal parts and other materials.

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