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Can CO2 Laser Cut Metal?

Publish Date: May. 19, 2022 Author: Esther Publisher: EagleTec CNC Modify Date: May. 19, 2022

The CO2 laser machine is widely applied in non-metal engraving and cutting industries. With the development of the economy, new demand appears in the signage industry: the users need a machine that can cut both metal and non-metal. Can we use a CO2 laser to cut metal? Yes, we can. The mixed laser cutting machines are perfect fits for such requirements.


Here is a cutting demo of co2 laser cutter metal

You may ask, why can a mixed Co2 laser cutting machine cut metal while an ordinary co2 laser machine can only engrave on non-metal material?

This is because the two have the following differences

• Different Laser head

• Different laser tube


Let's dive into the details

• The metal and non-metal laser cutting machine is equipped with a special cutting head that is very suitable for cutting thin metal and non-metal plate materials. The conventional CO2 laser cutting machine is equipped with a cutting head suitable for non-metal processing.

mixed laser cutting head perfect for thin metal and non-metal plates cutting

• The general co2 laser engraving machine uses a glass laser tube, while the mixed co2 laser cutting machine uses a beam combined laser tube. 

beam combined laser tube for mixed laser cutting machine

The advantages of beam combined laser tube for metal sheet cutting

• lt adopted high technology, integrated light combining device, concentrate light energy and improve beam quality

• Stable beam spot mode

• Available for single tube output and double tubes synchronous control, continuously adjustable power output

• All metal shell structures could protect the laser more comprehensively.

• With Kovar sealing technology and inner catalyst, the lifetime can be up to 10000Hrs.

• Newly added visual working window and covered opening protection device.

• Equipped controller of water and flow, which can protect the machine by powering off while the machine temperature or water flow exceeds the allowable range.

Applicable advantage: 3mm stainless steel and 4mm carbon steel sheets, non-metallic thick plates.


Applied Materials

Stainless steel, carbon steel, rubber, plastic, plexiglass, leather, tiles, crystal, jade, bamboo products, wood products, paper, acrylic, electronics, and other non-metallic and metal materials


Applied Industries 

They are mainly used in packaging, leather, printing, advertising decoration, building decoration, handicrafts, models, electronics, and other industries.


The mixed Co2 laser cutting machine is now more popular in thin metal sheets and acrylic cutting. Are you looking to buy a high-quality laser cutting machine for acrylic wood metal? Welcome to contact EagleTec CNC.

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