What Is Fibre Laser Profiling?

There are many reasons why manufacturers have the need for exact cutting technology, and one of the latest developments in this field that offers extreme precision and efficiency is fibre laser cutting.

It works by using optical fibres that work together to create a laser beam, which is transmitted onto the machine’s cutting head. The laser is condensed to become extremely narrow and concentrated, and the light energy is converted into heat energy.

The heat at the connection is so high, it can cut through otherwise impenetrable objects, such as metal, by melting it. As a result, the material melts away and is ejected, as a result of a micro-explosion due to the intense thermal energy.

Consequently, fibre laser cutting is able to achieve a very precise cut through a variety of materials of differing thicknesses, including a sheet of metal that is 13mm thick.

However, some high-powered fibre laser machines can even slice through aluminium or stainless steel with a thickness of 30mm.

Due to the usefulness of the technology, fibre laser cutting is frequently required for a range of industries, including aeronautical, agricultural, automotive, shopfitting and medical sectors.

While the technology sounds modern, the world’s first laser cutting machine was actually introduced 40 years ago in the 1970s. However, continuous advancements have meant that precision and effectiveness have vastly improved, and its application has become far more common in a variety of industries.


If you want to find out more about fibre laser cutting technology and how it can be used to help your business, get in touch with us today.

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