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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON, L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427


How Different Material Surfaces Impact Laser Cutting

October 26, 2020

In case you are not aware of it yet, the term ‘laser’ is actually an acronym that basically means ‘Laser Amplification of the Stimulated Emission of Radiation’. The term also refers to a beam of light produced in a resonator that emits radiation of identical frequency. During the process of laser cutting, the material composition as well as its surfaces have a huge impact on how the laser cuts the material. 

Laser cutting is also a kind of aerodynamic activity, material surface reflectivity or defectivity can adversely influence the quality of the cut. Specifically, dirty surfaces have a negative impact on the cut because gas flow can be deflected on the dirt. This is the reason why laser cutting services are very keen on material surfaces.

In this regard, here is how different material surfaces can impact the performance of a laser cutter:


Painted surfaces: either brushed or sprayed on paints can significantly interfere with the cutting process. A warping surface can also impact gas flow, affecting the quality of the cut.


Sandblasted materials: any sand residue can create issues because of its silicon content. It may deflect the laser beam focus as well as adversely affect gas flow. 


Galvanized surfaces: while this material surface can often lead to a successful result of cutting through the use of nitrogen, the removed galvanizing can make the cut edges exposed to atmospheric degradation.


Oiled surfaces: of all the material surfaces, this one has no adverse impact on the performance of a laser cutter. In fact, it can help in the process by prohibiting the slag from sticking onto the surface.

Baseline Custom Fabricating provides the top quality cutting  through one of the latest precision laser technologies and machinery at our disposal. Our industry expertise makes us the leader in this field, providing the most reliable laser cutting services in the region. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you!


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