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The development of Laser Cutting——More powerful and efficient: Invention of the CO2 laser cutter

Apr. 11, 2020

The development of Laser Cutting——More powerful and efficient: Invention of the CO2 laser cutter

(Kumar Patel and one of the first CO2 laser cutters)

In 1963, Kumar Patel, at the Bell Labs, develops the first Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser. It is less costly and more efficient than the ruby laser, which has since made it the most popular industrial laser type – and it is the type of laser we use for our online laser cutting service. By 1967, CO2 lasers with power exceeding 1,000 watts were possible.

 

The uses of laser cutting, then and now

1965: Laser is used as a drilling tool

 

1967: First gas-assisted laser-cut

 

1969: First industrial use in Boeing factories

 

1979: 3D laser-cut

 

Laser cutting today

 

Forty years after the first CO2 laser cutter, laser-cutting is everywhere! And it’s not only for metals anymore: acrylic, wood (plywood, MDF,…), paper, cardboard, textile, ceramic. MimoWork is providing lasers in good-quality and high-precision beams which not only can cut through nonmetal materials, with a clean and narrow kerf but also can engrave the patterns with very fine detail. 

The development of Laser Cutting——More powerful and efficient: Invention of the CO2 laser cutter

Laser-cut opens up the field of possibilities in different industries! Engraving is also a frequent use for lasers. MimoWork has over 20 years' experience focusing on Filter cloth, Insulation materials, Air dispersion, Automotive& Aviation, Activewear& Sportswear, Outdoors& Sporting goods


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