Fibre tube laser cutting machines and plasma cutting machines are the most popular cutters on the market today – but how do you know which one you need?
Both are used widely in the industrial field, as they speed up the cutting process and guarantee precision and accuracy. So let’s take a look at how they differ from each other.
Fibre tube laser cutting machine
With a fibre tube laser cutting machine, the laser beams release energy, causing the surface of the metal to melt and evaporate. Cutting speeds are fast and light intensity is high – allowing metals to be cut exactly and quickly.
Titanium suppliers, Ti-Tek, recently decided to invest in a tube laser cutting machine to meet the growing demands of various industries needing precision-cut metals, including OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). Using their laser metal cutting machine, they can ensure a clean, safe, pollution-free cut and provide big name OEMs – like BMW and Audi – with the correct sized titanium for specific parts.
Plasma cutting machine
The process of plasma cutting is similar to tube laser cutting but cuts through materials using an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Cutting titanium isn’t the easiest thing to do but plasma cutters are often used to cut materials such as steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminium and titanium.
The plasma cutting machine uses high temperatures to melt the surface of metals and the momentum from this is used to remove the molten metal which, over time, can form silt.
Key differences between fibre tube laser cutting and plasma cutting
- Quality of cut
A laser metal cutting machine reduces damage to the workpiece – allowing Ti-Tek to provide high-quality precision-cut metals. In contrast plasma cutting has been known to damage materials and cause defects.
- Cutting speed
If you’re looking to cut metals fast, a tube laser cutter is an excellent choice. The plasma cutter performs slower than tube laser cutting machine.
- Cutting accuracy
Although both machines are used to accurately cut and are much more convenient than methods such as drilling and sawing, a tube laser cutter provides a higher degree of accuracy than the plasma cutting machines.
Feel free to contact Ti-Tek by completing their handy online enquiry form and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible to answer any questions or queries about their tube laser cutting machine. Alternatively, call the Ti-Tek experts on 0121 382 4121 or email email@example.com to discuss your needs further.