Commercial Laser Cutting: Fibre Lasers vs. Gas Lasers
In commercial laser cutting, there are two main technologies: fibre laser and CO2 laser. Highlighted is a brief comparison of the performance of both technologies on several fronts. 1. Energy Efficiency Using fibre lasers for commercial laser cutting is far more energy efficient compared to CO2 lasers. A fibre laser will use 3–5 times less energy compared to a CO2 laser in the same application. This is because delivery by laser optic cable significantly reduces any unnecessary power losses.