“Can you laser cut copper?”, “Can you provide copper laser cutting services? ”. Sometimes, we get the similar above questions from new customers. Why they often ask these questions? Because this type of material is a one of highly reflective metals. Sometimes, it can cause problems with the laser beam. Once the laser beam is reflected from the surface of sheet, it easily hits the machine. In general, it is not easy to cut by laser cutter. However, If adjust the parameters as three sides- processing speed, focus position and power setting, we can achieve high quality copper parts in final.
A picture is worth a thousand words. See for a review of some of our laser cutting copper samples.
Copper cover sheet for LED digital word clock.
1mm-thick copper material into small discs with fine curves, measuring around 2cm in diameter.
Electrical parts from 3mm-thick copper material.
Copper parts from thin stripes with no burrs or sharp edges on the backside.
This processing technology can offer many advantages over traditional cutting methods, such as speed, precision and capability.
One of the main advantages is its fast speed. The Fiber laser beam is able to cut through copper sheet much faster than common cutting methods, reducing turnaround time and production costs. So it is more and more acceptable for mass production as this ideal processing method.
Another advantage is the precision. Through the processing speed, power setting and focus distance, the laser beam can be adjusted very precisely. We can get the intricate shapes and designs. At present, it is in a high precision level, which compared with other methods, such as plasma or flame cutting.
It also offers capability in terms of the thickness of the copper sheets that we provide for customers. We can cut through thin sheets of copper as well as thicker sheets from 0.25mm thick to 3mm thick.
As all known, laser cutting technology has become a popular method of manufacture different materials, which is including copper. It is a good conductive nonferrous metal that is used in many areas, such as new energy, electronics, plumbing, construction and artworks, etc.
The new energy sector includes renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power. These sources of energy are crucial in the fight against climate change and the transition towards to a more sustainable future. We can produce various of components for renewable energy systems that are both efficient and cost-effective.
One example of how our machines are being used in the production of solar panels. Solar panels consist of several layers of material, including a layer of copper that acts as a conductor. Laser processing is used to precisely cut the copper layer into the desired shapes and size, allowing for maximum efficiency and energy output.
Copper is widely used in the electronics industry due to its excellent electrical conductivity. Laser cutter is an ideal method for creating complex circuit boards and other electronic components. The precision and accuracy with machine make it possible to create intricate designs and patterns on the copper sheets, which is essential for creating good-quality electronic products.
The automotive industry relies heavily on copper for its electrical wiring and components. Laser cutting copper is an efficient way to produce custom parts and components for vehicles. The speed and accuracy of laser cutting make it possible to produce large quantities of parts quickly, which is essential for meeting the demands of the automotive industry.
To provide fast copper laser cutting services, we keep common copper materials such as T2, T3, and T4 grades in stock. Please refer to the data sheets below for more information.
We regularly stock T2 copper material and utilize it for copper parts unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the T2 data sheet for further information.
Density: 8.96 g/cm³
Melting point: 1,085°C
Thermal conductivity: 385 W/(m·K)
Electrical conductivity: 59.6 MS/m
Hardness: 45-55 HB
Copper (Cu): 99.9%
Phosphorus (P): 0.015%-0.040%
Our copper sheets generally come in two sizes: 600mm x 1500mm or 1000mm x 2000mm. If you have a small quantity for cutting, we also offer smaller sizes such as 200mm x 200mm, 300mm x 300mm, and 500mm x 500mm to save on costs. Please refer to the table below for detailed dimensions.
|The thicknesses of copper sheet
|The thicknesses of copper strip (thick.*width)
As previously mentioned, the maximum thickness for laser cutting is 3mm. If thicker copper parts need to be produced, water jet cutting or CNC cutting can be utilized.