Comparison between

Fiber Laser Cutting Machine and CO2 Laser

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CO2

  • Phase Retarder Mirror – 1 pc
  • Collimator Optics – 2 pcs
  • Bender Mirror – 1-5 pcs
  • AFC Mirror – 1 pc
  • Beam Alignment Issue
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Fiber Laser

  • Process Fiber Cable
  • Collimator Optic – 1 pc
  • No beam alignment required

In the dynamic and constantly changing industrial market, Advanced Laser Machine & Tool is aware of the value in a respectable brand name, high quality production and excellent after-sales service, and that is why every NUKON machine that you purchase from us will be a long-term investment in your company’s future!

We invite you to be a part of our family and help us in our mission of changing the future of manufacturing!

Power: 3kW CO2 Fiber Laser
Laser System Laser based on a gas mixture in which light is amplified by carbon dioxide molecules. Diode Pumped Laser with a doped fiber as gain medium where most of the laser module is made of fiber.
Reflectivity CO2 lasers are less effective for cutting highly reflective materials, since much of the beam is reflected back towards the source and not absorbed by the substrate. As a result, higher power levels are required for cutting as compared to fiber lasers. Much less power is required for cutting reflective materials like aluminum or copper since more of the laser energy is absorbed by the substrate. This allows for intricate high quality cutting at higher efficiencie than comparable laser cutting systems.
Reliability Only around 20,000 hours. 75,000 to 100,000 hours
Electrical Consumption High Power Consumption
Laser Consumption: 54 kW
Chiller Consumption: 32 kW (Estimate)
Very Low Power Consumption
Laser Consumption: 14 kW
Chiller Consumption: 11kW (Estimate)
Maintenance Maintenance & Service Costs:
$35,000 per year
Estimated Purge Gas Consumables:
Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Helium
Estimated Gas Cost: 4.95/per hour
Calculation: 4.95/h * 20h/per day * 250 days
24,750 /yearly
• Minimum Maintenance
• Low Consumables
• No cleaning of or alignment of mirrors for beam path
Power Efficiency Only as high as 6-7% Greater than 35%
Optical Path/Beam Path Mirrors and optical path Loss of beam quality and significant power drop Flexible Cable: Up to 150’ without loss of quality in beam

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