Laser cutting uses a high-power laser which is directed through optics and computer numerical control (CNC) to direct the beam or material. Typically, the process uses a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern that is to be cut onto the material. The focused laser beam burns, melts, vaporises or is blown away by a jet of gas to leave a high-quality surface finished edge.
Metal Laser Cutting is one of the most common applications of laser cutting and is used on materials including stainless and mild steel, tungsten, nickel, brass and aluminium. Lasers are ideal for cutting metal as they provide clean cuts with a smooth finish.