Is Laser Cutting Machine Better Than Wire Cutting?

March 04 23:51 2021

Since the advent of the metal laser cutting machine, it has been gradually recognized by consumers. So what are the advantages of the traditional cutting method on the laser cutting machine?

First let’s look at the characteristics of laser cutting and wire cutting:

Laser cutting:

The latest mainstream laser cutting equipment, mainly fiber laser cutting machine and CO2 laser cutting machine.
The current CO2 laser cutting machine is mainly used for cutting thick plates and can cut non-metallic materials.
The main features of laser cutting: fast cutting speed, good cutting quality and low processing cost.

Traditional wire cutting:

Wire cutting can only cut conductive materials, which limits its scope of application and requires cutting coolant during the cutting process. For example, leather is not suitable for use. It is not afraid of water, cutting fluid contamination, and cannot be cut with thread.

In addition, according to the type of wire used, the current wire cutting is divided into fast wire and slow wire. The wire is made of molybdenum wire and can be used for multiple cuts. The wire is slow to use and can only be used once.

The application of metal wire is more than that of molybdenum wire because it is very cheap.

The advantage of traditional wire cutting: It can cut the slab in one-time forming, but the cutting edge will be very rough.

After talking about the characteristics of laser cutting and traditional wire cutting, let’s briefly compare their cutting principles and shortcomings:

The principle of laser cutting: the high temperature generated by the irradiation of the high-energy density laser beam melts the incision of the cutting material, thereby realizing the cutting. Therefore, the cut metal material should not be too thick, otherwise the heat-affected zone may be too large to be cut.

The application field of laser cutting is very wide. It can cut most metals and is not limited by shape. The disadvantage is that it can only cut thin slices.

Traditional wire cutting principle: cut metal wire with molybdenum wire, energize it to produce high temperature cutting material to be cut, usually used as a mold. The heat affected zone is more uniform and smaller. It can cut thick plates, but the cutting speed is slow, only conductive materials can be cut, and the construction surface is small.

The disadvantage is that there are consumables, and the processing cost is higher than the cost of laser cutting.

In summary, the two have their own advantages and can basically complement each other. However, with the development of industrial demand, processing companies have higher and higher requirements for mass production, which means that the higher the work efficiency, the higher the metal cutting speed, and the high-quality, low-cost laser cutting process is more suitable Modern production needs, and wire cutting is gradually losing its market competitiveness.

Since the development of laser cutting machines, the price of laser cutting machines has dropped again and again because of the increase in manufacturers. A large part of the reason why many sheet metal and metal processing industries do not choose laser cutting machines is their “chicken ribs” traditional cutting equipment. It is more important to give up the “chicken ribs” of the development of the clamping factory and buy a laser cutting machine that is actually not expensive, and enjoy the high-speed and precise processing method!

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