During the summer, Precitec performed the first laser cutting process tests with the MPLC beam shaper in combination with a Precitec cutting head, see picture below. The beam-shaping module was designed and manufactured by Cailabs and is aimed to increase quality and productivity in Laser Cutting of stainless steels. The cutting head was tested at the Insitut Maupertuis in Rennes (France) before being delivered to Precitec’s facilities in Stuttgart (Germany) in July. The first test results show that stainless steel sheets with cutting depths from 5 – 30 mm were successfully cut. The following investigation will analyze the influence of the beam shape on the cutting process and the cut result.
The results will be presented at the Virtual ICALEO Conference, taking place on 18-20 October 2021, which is considered to be the world’s premier platform for breakthrough laser solutions.
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