When a focused laser beam hits it.
Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process for processing sheet metal. The laser beam is created by the laser source (resonator), conducted by mirrors or a transport fiber in the machine cutting head where a lens focuses it at very high power on a very small diameter. This focused laser beam meets the sheet metal and melts it. Bystronic uses two types of laser sources: CO₂ laser and fiber laser.
Laser cutting is extremely versatile. In addition to flat materials, tubes and profiles can also be processed by laser cutting systems. Primarily steel, stainless steel and aluminum are cut. The thickness of the processed sheet metal ranges from 0.8 to 30 mm.