Fiber lasers, thanks to their superior wall-plug efficiency and versatility to processing various materials, have become increasing popular for processing wide range of materials. Lasers, especially fiber lasers, have been increasing adopted in a wide range of applications from cutting fine intricate cardiovascular stents to drilling of guide vanes in aerospace industry to welding of thick steel for ship building industry. Fiber lasers are monolithic solid state wave-guide lasers and offer the ultimate in solid state reliability and convenience along with highest efficiency and performance. GW Laser Tech offers a wide range of Ytterbium industrial lasers, including single-mode and multi-mode lasers with up to 8000W output power for various industries.
- Single-mode lasers with M2 < 1.1 are better suited for micro as well macro machining due to their ability to focus to the smallest of the spot sizes. The huge power densities associated with the small spot and good beam produce excellent cuts in thin and thick metals for cutting and deep penetrations for welding applications. Scribing ceramics and bending of HDD flexures for electronics industry, thin film removal for flat panel displays, engraving anilox rolls printing industry, thin sheet welding are few examples to mention.
- Multi-mode lasers offers scalability of powers up to tens kilowatts, while still maintaining a very good beam quality. The wide range of applications with these lasers include cutting of thick automotive hydro form tubes, brazing of auto roof lines, welding of medical nails, heat treat industrial components, welding titanium panel for aerospace industry, deep penetration welding for ship building industry, clean cutting of thick stainless steels and aluminum and steel industries.