Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting is a non-contact thermal separation process that uses a focused laser beam to cut through materials. Laser cutting is one of the largest industrial applications of high-power lasers — lasers can be used to cut everything from several inch thick steels to highly sensitive foils and medical devices. Optimization of laser parameters enables the cutting of flat and complex shapes in a wide variety of materials including metals, polymers, glasses and crystals, wood, and even fabrics and materials.

Laser cutting systems utilize both dedicated cutting process heads to deliver a static beam in a single direction and scanners that direct the beam over a wider processing area. Both methods of beam delivery can produce a wide variety of cut shapes and sizes rapidly and with high quality cutting edges. As a highly consistent non-contact process, laser cutting is flexible and easy to automate for a range of industries and applications.

Advantages of Laser Cutting

Precise & Repeatable

Laser cutting is a highly precise and consistent process able to reliably create excellent quality cutting edges and complicated part features.

High Process Speed

Focused laser beams rapidly penetrate thick and thin materials and can be rapidly translated along the intended cutting edge to achieve high cutting speeds.

Minimal Maintenace Required

Laser cutting is a non-contact process that experiences virtually no degradation in cutting quality, minimizing laser cutting systems downtime.

Flexible & Easily Automated

As a non-contact process, laser cutting can be easily integrated into a wide variety of systems ways and used to cut almost any material or feature.



Flexible Cutting for a Variety of Materials & Features


Whether for thick or thin materials, precision features on complex surfaces, or reflective metals, laser cutting offers high process speeds and edge quality.
Laser cutting productivity and quality can be maximized for nearly any application by customizing laser parameters like wavelength, power, spot size, and pulse duration.
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    Steel & Stainless Steel up to 50 mm

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    Copper up to 6 mm

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    Alumina Cutting (0.4 mm)

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    Mild Carbon Steel Cutting

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    Aluminum Tube Cutting

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    Mild Carbon Steel Cutting (6 mm)

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    High-Precision Cutting

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The Perfect Solution for Automated Cutting

The power and flexibility of laser cutting makes maximizing productivity with automated solutions viable for almost any business.

Laser cutting scan be seamlessly integrated with a variety of supporting systems including optimized process gas delivery and process monitoring like pierce detection.

Laser Cutting: The Clear Choice

Manufacturers continue to turn to cutting with fiber lasers as their cutting method of choice. There are a variety of cutting methods to choose from but manufacturers worldwide prefer laser cutting for a wide variety of materials and applications for increased uptime and throughput, lower operating costs, and improved edge quality.

Discover Your Laser Cutting Solution​

IPG is a partner for every stage of production from research and development to full-scale manufacturing.

Our laser cutting experts are ready to evaluate your application and offer a solution optimized for your requirements

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