A laser beam can be created in many ways, at Lasered Components we use the Trumpf TruDisk technology, this uses pump modules along with a series of mirrors to generate a high powered laser beam. Fibre optic cables are used to transmit the laser beam, allowing it to reach the cutting head efficiently and accurately. At the cutting head, the laser beam passes through a focusing lens. This lens concentrates the laser energy into a small intense spot, this high energy density then enables precise cutting. When the laser beam hits with the material, it rapidly heats and vapourises the material and the intense heat causes the material to be expelled. To help with the cutting process and remove molten material, an assist gas, such as nitrogen or oxygen, is simultaneously directed onto the material surface. The laser beam follows a predetermined cutting path on the material which considers various factors such as the shape, thickness, and material composition.