Hypertherm, a manufacturer of cutting systems, has announced the release of a 3kW fibre laser system – the HyIntensity Fiber Laser HFL030, with a recommended cut capacity of 20mm for mild steel, 12mm for stainless steel and 10 mm for aluminum.
Like all Hypertherm HyIntensity Fiber Laser systems, the HFL030 is specifically optimised for cutting applications. It comes complete with pre-developed cutting processes and all the needed components for significantly simplified table integration and operation.
Hypertherm says its 3kW system has the cut capacity of other 4kW fibre laser systems without sacrificing cut quality.
When compared with CO2 laser systems, the fibre laser cutting process simplifies table design requirements and integration. In addition, operating costs for fibre laser are far more cost-effective compared to CO2 laser, thanks in part to the high-energy efficiency of the fibre laser and maintenance requirements, which are virtually nonexistent.