1000W-15000W Fiber Laser Cutting Speed (Raycus Laser Source)

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The cutting speed of the fiber laser cutting machine depende on the power and material thickness.

The power determines the laser energy. The greater the power, the greater the cutting depth.

But too much laser power can cause smoke and burrs.

Speed can control the time that energy is exposed to the material.

The speed of cutting determines the depth of cutting and the smoothness of edges.

How to select the appropriate and optimal speed, thickness, and power settings?

In this article, we will use chart to display the maximum cutting thickness and corresponding cutting speed of the Raycus 1000-15000W fiber laser.

The materials involved are mainly metals,such as stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, aluminum, etc.

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Carbon Steel/1000W-4000W)

1000W1500W2000W3000W4000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
15.5/106.7/207.3/2510/3528-35
2455.2/95.5/2012-15
333.64.244-4.5
(1.8KW)
/8-12
42.32.533.53-3.5
(2.4KW)
51.81.82.23.22.5-3
(2.4KW)
Carbon Steel61.41. 51.82.72.5-2.8
(3KW)
(O2/N2/Air)81.11.21.32.22-2.3
(3.6KW)
100.811.11.51.8-2
(4KW)
120.80.911-1.2
(1.8-2.2KW)
140. 650.80.90.9-1
(1.8-2.2KW)
160.50.70.750.7-0.9
(2.2-2.6KW)
180.50.650.6-0.7
(2.2-2.6KW)
200.40.60.55-0.65
(2.2-2.6KW)
220.550.5-0.6
(2.2-2.8KW)
250.5
(2.4-3KW)

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Carbon Steel/6000W-15000W)

6000W8000W10000W12000W15000W
MaterialThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
130-4535-4540-4550-6050-60
220-2530-3535-4040-4545-48
33.5-4.2
(2.4KW)
/12-14
20-2525-3030-3530-38
43.3-3.8
(2.4KW)
/7-8
15-1818-2020-2626-29
53-3.6
(3KW)
/5-6
10-1213-1515-1820-23
62.7-3.2
(3.3KW)
/4.5-5
8-910-1210-1317-19
82.2-2.5
(4.2KW)
2.3-2.5
(4KW)
/5-5.5
7-87-1010-12
102.0-2.3
(5.5KW)
2.3
(6KW)
2-2.3
(6KW)
/3.5-4.5
2-2.3
(6KW)
/5-6.5
2-2.3
(6KW)
/7-8
Carbon Steel121.9-2.1
(6KW)
1.8-2
(7.5KW)
1.8-2
(7.5KW)
1.8-2
(7.5KW)
1.8-2
(7.5KW)
/5-6
(O2/N2/Air)141.4-1.7
(6KW)
1.6-1.8
(8KW)
1.6-1.8
(8.5KW)
1.6-1.8
(8.5KW)
1.6-1.8
(8.5KW)
/4.5-5.5
161.2-1.4
(6KW)
1.4-1.6
(8KW)
1.4-1.6
(9.5KW)
1.5-1.6
(9.5KW)
1.5-1.6
(9.5KW)
/3-3.5
180.8
(6KW)
1.2-1.4
(8KW)
1.3-1.5
(9.5KW)
1.4-1.5
(10KW)
1.4-1.5
(10KW)
200.6-0.7
(6KW)
1-1.2
(8KW)
1.2-1.4
(10KW)
1.3-1.4
(12KW)
1.3-1.4
(12KW)
220.5-0.6
(6KW)
0.6-0.65
(8KW)
1.0-1.2
(10KW)
1-1.2
(12KW)
1.2-1.3
(15KW)
250.4-0.5
(6KW)
0.3-0.45
(8KW)
0.5-0.65
(10KW)
0.8-1
(12KW)
1.2-1.3
(15KW)
300.2-0.25
(8KW)
0.3-0.35
(10KW)
0.7-0.8
(12KW)
0.75-0.85
(15KW)
400.1-0.15
(8KW)
0.2
(10KW)
0.25-0.3
(12KW)
0.3-0.35
(15KW)
500.2-0.25
(15KW)
600.18-0.2
(15KW)

As shown in the chart, we can see the thickness and speed parameters of 1000W, 1500W, 2000W, 3000W, 4000W, 6000W, 8000W, 10000W, 12000W and 15000W fiber laser cutting.

Taking carbon steel as an example, a 1000W fiber laser cutting machine is used to cut carbon steel with a thickness of 3mm. The maximum cutting speed is 3m per minute.

1500W fiber laser cutting machine is used to cut 3mm thick carbon steel with a maximum cutting speed of 3.6m per minute.

1000W fiber laser cutting machine is used to cut 6mm thick carbon steel with a maximum cutting speed of 1.4m per minute.

1500W laser cutting machine is used to cut 6mm thick carbon steel with a maximum cutting speed of 1.5m per minute.

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Stainless Steel/1000W-4000W)

1000W1500W2000W3000W4000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
113202828-3530-40
2671018-2415-20
334.557-1010-12
stainless steel41335-6.56-7
(N2)50.61.523-3.64-4.5
60.81.52-2.73-3.5
80.61-1.21.5-1.8
100.5-0.61-1.2
120.8

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Stainless Steel/6000W-15000W)

6000W8000W10000W12000W15000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
130-4540-5045-5050-6050-60
225-3030-3535-4040-4545-50
315-1820-2425-3030-3535-38
410-1212-1518-2023-2725-29
57-89-1012-1515-1818-22
64.5-57-88-913-1515-18
83.5-3.84-55-68-1010-12
Stainless Steel101.5-23-3.53.5-46.5-7.58-9
(N2)121-1.22-2.52.5-35-5.56-7
160.5-0.61-1.51.6-22-2.32.9-3.1
200.2-0.350.6-0.81-1.21.2-1.41.9-2.1
220.4-0.60.7-0.90.9-1.21.5-1.7
250.3-0.40.5-0.60.7-0.91.2-1.4
300.15-0.20.250.25-0.30.8-1
350.150.2-0.250.6-0.8
400.15-0.20.4-0.5
450.2-0.4

Then let's look at the parameters of stainless steel.

Use 1000W fiber laser cutting machine to cut 3mm thick stainless steel, and the maximum cutting speed is 3m per minute.

1500W fiber laser cutting machine is used to cut 3mm thick stainless steel. The maximum cutting speed is 4.5m per minute.

1000W fiber laser cutting machine is used to cut stainless steel with a thickness of 5mm. The maximum cutting speed is 0.6m per minute.

1500W laser cutting machine is used to cut stainless steel with a thickness of 5mm. The maximum cutting speed is 1.5m per minute.

Through comparison, we can find that the higher the power is, the faster the cutting speed is when cutting the same kind and thickness of materials.

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Aluminum/1000W-4000W)

1000W1500W2000W3000W4000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
110202025-3025-30
2561015-1816-20
31.52.547-810-13
Aluminum40.81.55-66-7
(N2)50.92.5-34-5
61.51.5-22.5-3
80.60.6-0.71-1.3
100.8

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Aluminum/6000W-15000W)

6000W8000W10000W12000W15000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
135-4540-4545-5045-5048-52
220-2525-3025-3030-3535-38
314-1622-2520-2520-2525-27
48-1012-1518-2018-2020-22
55-68-1014-1614-1615-17
63.5-46-78-910-1212-14
81.5-23.5-45-66-88-9
Aluminum101-1.22-2.54-4.54-65-7
(N2)120.6-0.71.6-21.6-22-32.5-3.5
140.4-0.61-1.21.2-1.51.5-2.52-3
160.3-0.40.8-11-1.21.3-21.5-2.5
200.5-0.60.6-0.80.8-1.20.8-1.2
250.4-0.50.5-0.60.5-0.70.5-0.7
300.20.25-0.450.4-0.50.4-0.5
350.2-0.30.3-0.40.3-0.4
400.15-0.20.25-0.30.25-0.3
500.2-0.25

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Brass/1000W-4000W)

1000W1500W2000W3000W4000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
19151820-2825-28
225810-1512-15
Brass30.81.835-67-8
(N2)41.32.5-34-5
50.81.8-2.22.5-3
60.8-12-2.5
80.8-1

Fiber Laser Cutting Thickness and Speed Parameters (Raycus/Brass/6000W-15000W)

6000W8000W10000W12000W15000W
ThicknessSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeedSpeed
Material(mm)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)(m/min)
130-4030-4035-4035-4538-40
218-2025-2722-2730-3532-37
312-1415-1815-2018-2220-24
48-910-1112-1515-1816-19
Brass55-5.57-810-1112-1513-16
(N2)63.2-3.86-6.56-78-109-11
81.5-1.82.5-34-55-76-8
100.8-11-1.53.5-44-55-6
120.6-0.70.8-11.6-21.8-22-2.2
150.7-0.80.7-0.90.8-11.3-1.4
181-1.2
200.6-0.7

Different materials will also affect the cutting speed of laser cutting machine.

1000W laser cutting machine can cut 2mm thick carbon steel with a maximum cutting speed of 4m/min, 6m/min for stainless steel, 5m/min for aluminum and 2m/min for Brass.

2000W laser cutting machine can cut 3mm thick carbon steel with a maximum cutting speed of 4.2m/min, 5m/min for stainless steel, 4m/min for aluminum and 3m/min for Brass.

Conclusion

The greater the power of the laser cutting machine, the thicker the cutting thickness.

The speed of fiber laser cutting machine is determined by material thickness and fiber laser power.

The thinner the material, the greater the power, and the faster the cutting speed.

But the cutting quality depends on many factors. The cutting speed should also be moderate.

If the cutting speed is too fast, there will be many stripes on the cutting surface.

If the cutting speed is too slow, there will be many burrs on the cutting surface.

If your laser brand is not raycus, you can refer to the parameter provided in this article for adjustment.

The laser cutting machine with different power is selected according to the type and thickness of the material.

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