SPI Lasers has released a 30W fibre laser, which is aimed at faster and higher quality marking, engraving and ablation applications. The 30W pulsed laser, extends the output power of the existing product range. The laser has a typical M2 of 3.2 giving a more uniform flatter power distribution over the beam. This makes the laser more suitable for applications where a more top hat distribution is preferable rather than the lower order Gaussian mode ideal where wider mark tacks and large area fills are required.
Applications that can benefit from this laser source include; anneal marking, anodised aluminium marking, thin film patterning, plastic marking, engraving and paint removal. The additional energy of the laser means that it is well suited to use in dual head marking stations giving >10W per head.
Using SPI’s G3 platform, the 30W laser benefits from the flexibility in frequency range from CW to 500kHz and the characteristic waveforms which allow user selectable pulses. The 30W laser comes with both 2m and 5m beam delivery fibre options and is an extremely flexible option for manufacturers looking to reduce maintenance costs, reduce footprint of manufacturing processes and ultimately reduce cost of ownership.