Copper is a kind of metal with great heat-conducting property and high reflectance, but it is difficult to cut using metal laser cutters. Because of this, we will share some methods that can process copper better because copper is often used in our daily lives.
There are various types of copper, in which, brass and red copper are applied widely. It is necessary to know the specific type before you process copper.
We need to set the cutting parameters of the metal laser cutter according to the heat-conducting property and emissivity of the copper we used. So it is important to know its performance well.
Besides that, the best way provided by HSG is to add auxiliary gas such as oxygen and nitrogen. For example, the addition of oxygen can attribute to the oxidization of copper, leading to the increase of the speed and performance of the metal laser cutter.
Last but not least, in order to guarantee the cutting quality and the smoothness of the cutting surface, we need to control the thickness of the sheet cut because great damage will be caused to the laser lens when the mental laser cutter cut the high-reflectance material such as copper. So when the thickness of copper sheet is less than 2mm, it is suitable to be cut. It is better to process sheet whose thickness is less than 1mm if using a nitrogen gas atmosphere.