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Laser Cutting Services in Toronto - What to Expect
March 24, 2016

If you are starting your own company, it is important that you meet the demands of your client in order to achieve success. With new and improved techniques used in laser cutting services, Toronto metal fabricators are now able to meet demand while continuing to produce high quality products. With the use of latest generation of laser cutting devices, it is important that you stay ahead of stiff competition and have the capacity to handle a wide range of products.

What is Laser Technology?

Laser cutting technology makes use of a high powered beam in cutting materials that are based within controlled parameters. As the laser will guide the beam along the material, everything that is in its path is burned, melted or vaporized. One of the benefits of this type of technology is that the product is properly cut and will rarely need any finishing work since the cutting is extremely precise and ensures a high quality finish for the surface.

Laser cutting comes in two formats: galvanometer and gantry systems. Gantry systems typically position the laser perpendicularly to the material and the machine physically directs the laser beam on its surface. Since gantry is slower compared to the galvanometer, manufacturers usually use it in producing prototypes. The galvanometer systems on the other hand use mirrored angles in repositioning the laser beam and in cutting as fast as 100 feet in a single minute. Metal fabricators also use galvanometer systems for production works that are done full-on.

Basic Mechanics

The laser machine stimulates and then amplifies in order to convert the electrical energy to a high density beam of light. The stimulation stage occurs as the electrons become excited by an outside source; usually with an electrical arc or a flash lamp. The amplification occurs in the optical resonator in a cavity which is set in between the two mirrors. One mirror reflects while the other is partially transmissive which allows the energy of the beam to return back in the lasing medium where it stimulates more emissions. If the photon is not aligned to the resonator then the mirrors will not redirect it. This then ensures that only those photons that are properly oriented are amplified which creates a coherent beam.

Properties of Laser Light

Laser light technology has some unique and quantified properties. The optical properties of laser light include monochormaticity, coherence, radiance and diffraction. Coherence refers to the relationship between the electric and magnetic components of the electromagnet eave. The laser is also considered coherent when the magnetic as well as electronic components are cohesively aligned. Monochromaticity on the other hand is being determined by measuring the width in the spectral line. The higher the level of its monochromaticity, the lower will be the range of frequencies that the laser beam can emit. Diffraction refers to the process in which the light bends on the sharp edged surfaces. The laser beams are not so diffracted, meaning that they lose little of their intensity over a distance. The radiance of the laser beam is the amount of power in an area that is emitted at a solid angle. 

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