A laser cutter allows cutting, engraving or marking by thermal effect without direct contact with the part and for the majority of materials (polymer, wood and metallic materials if the power permits).
Compared to mechanical techniques, the main advantages of laser cutting are :
In this process, the laser is created by the amplification of photonic particles emitted by the CO2 when it comes into contact with an electric arc. The photonic particles are channeled and amplified by a lens array to form a high energy laser with a wavelength of about 10μm.
CO2 lasers require little maintenance. Only recharging with distilled water for the cooling system is to be expected.