Laser cutting is the most accurate process for precise cutting with a laser beam across a wide array of organic and metalic materials. The process of using a high-powered laser beam (highly focused light) to cut materials to extremely precise dimensions at amazing speed is facinating to watch too. The digital parameters of the job are converted by the software and managed by the X & Y axis of the laser and the result is surprisingly clear and precise cuts. You can see a laser cutter here:https://youtu.be/PCuvafS6faE
Laser cutting is a much more efficient process than most other CNC machinery and especially tools or mechanical cuts because it costs less and the laser beam being 100x smaller than a human hair is simply much more accurate. The numerical control allows an unlimited number of cutting paths and an easy modification of the cutting patterns,which simply would not be practical in a machine. Cutting is performed through burning or evaporating the material and leaving a clean and sharp edge.
The materials that can be processed with either a CO2 or fiber laser beam include stainless steel,aluminum,wood,paper and cardboard and of course many more. Laser beams are produced by stimulating the laser gases inside a contained compartment. In some cases CO2,with electric shocks or lamps in a closed area. Stimulation of these gases ensures output and in turn the reflection of the beam onto a mirror to enable it to escape like a visible beam of light after acquiring enough energy. This ray of light is directed towards a lens that then focuses the beam. The beam main function is to make a hole prior to cutting. In the cutting stage,beam polarization direction must be rotated to achieve a smooth edge.
Laser cutting continues to be a growing industry and necessary for most shop owners to better process materials.