Laser Cutting

Loftis offers both Fiber and CO2 Laser Cutting. These high-precision cutting processes provide speed, accuracy, and versatility.


Principle of Operation
  • Laser Source: A laser cutting machine typically uses fiber and CO2 as the energy source. The laser beam is generated and focused.
  • Focusing Optics: Lenses or mirrors are used to focus the laser beam into a concentrated, high-energy point.
  • Material Interaction: The focused laser beam is directed onto the material’s surface, causing localized heating and vaporization or melting of the material.
  • Motion System: The material or the laser head is moved, guided by a computer-controlled system, to follow the cutting path or engraving pattern.
Types of Laser Cutting
  • Fiber Laser Cutting: Uses fiber optic technology and is highly efficient for cutting metals, including steel, aluminum, and copper.
  • CO2 Laser Cutting: Utilizes a carbon dioxide gas laser. It is versatile and suitable for cutting non-metallic materials like wood, acrylic, plastic, and paper.
  • Precision and Accuracy: Laser cutting provides high precision and accuracy, making it suitable for intricate and detailed designs.
  • Speed: The cutting process is fast, allowing for efficient production.
  • Versatility: Laser cutting can be used on a wide range of materials, both metallic and non-metallic.
  • Minimal Material Waste: The focused laser beam minimizes material waste as it cuts narrow kerfs.
  • Non-Contact Process: Laser cutting is a non-contact process, reducing the risk of material distortion or damage.
  • Automation: Laser cutting machines can be integrated into automated systems for increased efficiency.
Materials Suitable for Laser Cutting
  • Metals: Steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper.
  • Non-Metals: Wood, acrylic, plastic, fabric, leather, paper, rubber.
  • Composites: Various composite materials.
  • Metal Fabrication: Laser cutting is widely used in the metal fabrication industry for cutting various metals into precise shapes and sizes.
  • Signage and Advertising: Laser cutting is used for creating intricate signs, letters, and logos from materials like acrylic and metal.
  • Automotive Industry: Used for cutting and shaping various automotive components.
  • Electronics: Laser cutting is employed in the production of electronic components and circuit boards.
  • Textiles and Apparel: Used for cutting fabric and leather in the textile and apparel industry.
  • Medical Devices: Laser cutting is used for precision cutting of components in the medical device industry.
  • Material Thickness: The thickness of materials that can be effectively cut depends on the laser’s power and the type of material.
  • Reflective Materials: Highly reflective materials can reflect the laser beam, affecting the cutting quality.