The household appliances / electrical products are quite often used in our daily life. And among these appliances, the material of stainless steel are very common to be used. For this application, the laser cutting machines are mainly used for drilling and cutting of outer casing metal parts, plastic parts, metal parts (metal parts of the metal sheet, which account for almost 30% of all parts) of washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners and others. For example, the machines are very fit to cut and process thin steel plate parts, cut air-conditioning metal parts and metal covers, cut and punch holes in the bottom or back of the refrigerator, cut metal hoods of range hoods, and many more.
Here are some advantages of fiber laser cutting compared with the traditional cutting tools.
No machining stress, and no deformation of the workpiece.
It will not be affected by the hardness of the material when the laser cutting machine works because of the non-contact processing. It is an advantage that traditional equipment has no way to compare. Laser cutting can be used to deal with the cutting process for steel plates, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum alloy and hard alloy plates without deformation cutting.
High processing efficiency, no secondary treatment.
The laser cutting equipment is widely used to process the stainless steel plate, which adopts the non-contact processing method, does not affect the deformation of the work piece. The moving/cutting speed is fast compared with many other cutting tools. Besides, the cutting surface is smooth after the laser cutting process, no need to do secondary treatment.
High positioning accuracy.
Basically the laser beam is focused into a small spot, so that the focus reaches a high power density. The material will quickly be heated to a vaporization level, and the holes will be formed by evaporation. The laser beam quality and the positioning accuracy are high, so the cutting precision is also high. What’s more, the laser cutters come with CNC cutting system that makes it greater cutting efficiency, higher quality finish, and much less waste of leftovers.
No tool wear and low maintenance costs
Also because of the laser cutting head non-contact process, there is little to no tool wear, and low maintenance cost. The laser cutting machine cuts stainless steel with little waste, and the operation labor cost is also low.
Currently, the penetration rate of laser cutting machine in the home appliance manufacturing industry is far from enough. However, with the development of laser technology, the traditional processing technology of the home appliance industry is continuously transformed and upgraded. It can be concluded that the application of laser technology in the home appliance industry will become more and more extensive, and its development potential and market opportunities will be immeasurable.