Great Lakes Engineering is excited to announce their extended services and capabilities with the purchase of a new flatbed fiber laser cutting machine. This laser is a great addition to our current laser line-up. The LaserCube is a reliable and versatile laser cutting system that can benefit a variety of businesses that need precise cuts on a wide range of materials.This machine increases our cutting capabilities as well as our capabilities to cut new types of metal.
The LaserCube is a flatbed fiber laser cutting system designed and optimized for fast and reliable precision cutting of small parts. Using high-force linear motors built on a granite stage, it has the stability and acceleration needed for high-speed precision machining.
The LaserCube is truly a general-purpose laser cutting system: high-velocity stages and high continuous wave (CW) power lasers provide the fast cutting of carbon steel parts and reflective metals such as steel, aluminum, brass, copper, titanium and alloys.
The LaserCube can cut through a wide range of materials. The high beam quality and energy efficiency make it a versatile cutting solution for various materials and thicknesses.
Metals: Its high-powered fiber laser is particularly well-suited to cutting metals, such as steel, aluminum, brass, copper, titanium and alloys, with high precision and speed.
Thickness: It is also designed to increase our cutting thickness range from the maximum of .030” up to .060”
Overall, the LaserCube's excellent cutting performance is due to its high-powered fiber laser, advanced scanning technology, and precise control system. These features enable it to produce high-quality cuts with excellent speed, accuracy, and consistency on various materials.
LaserCube’s system control is the key to flexibility. Its stored process parameters allow for precise setting and automatic adjustment of its laser power based on changes in its cutting head velocity for complex contoured parts. The system has computerized control of two process gasses, with automatic monitoring of cutting head conditions. With many alloys or higher-value metals only available in smaller-size sheets, the 48 inch (1225 mm) cutting bed of the LaserCube is optimally sized for economic material processing.
One of the key advantages of the LaserCube is its ability to cut complex shapes and contours with high accuracy. The system uses a high-speed scanner to direct the laser beam, allowing precise control of the cutting path. This makes it ideal for cutting intricate parts and components and producing high-quality finished products.
The LaserCube has several configurations with different power levels and capabilities. Additionally, due to its high-performance, versatility, and reliability, the LaserCube has already been discovered as a cutting solution that offers excellent value for various industries and applications, including:
The LaserCube is used to cut various metal parts for the automotive industry, including chassis components, body panels, and engine parts. Its high precision and fast cutting speeds make it an ideal solution for automotive manufacturers who need to produce parts quickly and efficiently.
The LaserCube is also commonly used in the aerospace industry for cutting metal parts for airplanes, rockets, and other aerospace applications. Its ability to accurately cut complex shapes and contours makes it an ideal solution for producing intricate aerospace components.
The LaserCube is used to cut various materials for medical device manufacturing, including stainless steel, titanium, and various plastics. Its high precision, and clean cuts make it an ideal solution for producing medical device components surgical instruments, and diagnostic tools, that need to meet strict quality standards.
The LaserCube can also be used for cutting and drilling various materials used in electronics manufacturing, including circuit boards and semiconductor materials. Its high precision, and ability to cut intricate shapes make it an ideal solution for producing small electronic components.
The LaserCube is used to cut various materials for architectural and decorative applications, including metal panels and tiles. Its ability to produce intricate designs and patterns with high accuracy makes it an ideal solution for producing high-quality decorative elements.
The LaserCube is based on IPG's proprietary fiber laser technology, which provides high beam quality, energy efficiency, and reliability. It uses a high-speed scanner to direct the laser beam, which allows for the precise cutting of complex shapes and contours. It also features an automatic focusing system that ensures consistent cutting performance, even on materials with uneven surfaces.
IPG Photonics Corporation's proprietary fiber laser technology is a key feature that sets the LaserCube apart from other laser cutting systems on the market. Here are some key details about the technology:
IPG's fiber lasers are based on a solid-state design that uses a fiber-optic cable to deliver the laser beam. This design offers several advantages over traditional CO2 lasers, including higher beam quality, greater energy efficiency, and longer lifetimes.
The LaserCube's fiber laser produces a high-quality beam that is tightly focused and has a small spot size. This allows for high-precision cutting of complex shapes and contours, clean edges, and minimal thermal distortion.
The LaserCube's fiber laser is highly efficient, with lower power consumption than traditional CO2 lasers. This results in lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact.
IPG's fiber lasers are known for their long lifetimes and high reliability. They are designed to operate continuously for extended periods with minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
Overall, IPG's proprietary fiber laser technology provides the LaserCube several advantages, including high beam quality, energy efficiency, reliability, and power scalability. These features make the LaserCube a powerful and versatile laser-cutting system that can handle various materials and applications.