How did laser technology subvert the steel pipe cutting industry?

Material cutting is currently the segment with the largest share of laser pointer applications, most of which are laser cutting applications for medium and high power metal materials. Of course, this includes daily major metals such as stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, and aluminum, of which stainless steel and carbon steel account for the largest proportion.

Sheet cutting turned to laser tube cutting. The domestic development of laser metal cutting is in full swing, from YAG lasers, CO2 lasers to fiber lasers, from 500 watts to 20,000 watts of cutting equipment, it has only been more than ten years. Nowadays, the development of domestic laser cutting equipment is relatively mature, and the power has basically solved most of the application requirements. In the plane cutting of sheet metal, more than 600 companies have made related equipment, and even reached the market pattern of fierce competition and price competition.

Two-dimensional sheet cutting has entered the era of small profits, forcing many laser cutting equipment companies to find another way out, looking for new growth points, new application scenarios, and greater profit margins. At this time, the wave of metal laser cutting happened to spread to the field of metal pipe cutting.

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In fact, laser tube cutting is not new. Several domestic companies have launched similar products many years ago, but the application of tube cutting was less discovered at that time, and the equipment was expensive, and it was not widely promoted. In the past, the cutting was a CO2 green laser pointer. Nowadays, fiber laser cutting is common.

Many companies have hindered the growth of flat panel cutting machines, increased competition, and entered the era of small profits, so they turned to pipe cutting machines. Currently, there are still certain profits, and companies are willing to do it. Even many companies continue to promote new technologies and new functions in pipe cutting, including plate and tube integrated cutting machines, three-chuck pipe cutting machines, automatic feeding and picking pipe cutting machines, etc.