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Laser Cutting of Titanium

High-Tech Material for Special Tasks

The industrial use of titanium and titanium alloys is primarily based on an optimum strength-weight ratio, high corrosion resistance and a good biocompatibility. Hence, this material is often used for specific applications in the chemical industry, aerospace engineering and medical device manufacturing.

In most cases, mechanical processing is usually only possible at low processing speeds and comes with high tool wear. In this case, laser cutting is an excellent alternative which allows separation of material thicknesses of up to 2 mm.
 
Compared to cutting with CW lasers, material processing with pulsed lasers stands out due to significantly reduced heat affected zones and thus minor distortion and affection of the material properties. Due to the strong affinity of titanium to oxygen and nitrogen processing is mainly done with inert gas as cutting gas.

 

Laser cutting of medical instruments

Laser cutting of medical instruments

For this application we recommend: Femtosecond lasers, StarFiberStarFiber P, KLS 246