Dust Control Considerations for Fiber Laser Cutting
Fiber laser cutting has surpassed the popularity of CO2 laser cutting for many applications—and for good reason! Fiber laser cutting has significant benefits in terms of cutting speed, energy efficiency and operating costs. And over the last few years, fiber lasers have become more powerful than ever. High-wattage fiber lasers are now available that are capable of cutting even thick metals with high speed and accuracy.
But if you are considering making the switch from CO2 to fiber—or upgrading from a lower-wattage fiber laser to a higher-wattage laser—you may also need to upgrade your dust collection system. Here’s what you need to know about dust control for fiber laser cutting.