Feb 2012Coherent Inc.Request Info
Coherent Inc. has unveiled the MetaBeam 1000, a turnkey laser-based machining tool that enables cost-effective cutting of sheet metal, including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum and brass. It uses the proprietary Diamond E1000 1000-W CO2 laser, a completely sealed-off kilowatt device with a peak power >2500 W and an M2 value of <1.2. The company says that the MetaBeam offers lower acquisition and operational costs when compared with legacy systems based on fast-flow CO2 lasers. The long-wavelength-infrared CO2 laser output and added power enable the system to cut a variety of metals as well as organic materials such as wood and plastic. The laser machining tool produces cutting accuracy of ±25 µm over its entire range.