CO2 laser engraving and cutting has always been a mainstay of the HPC Laser business, with over 7000 machines delivered into an incredibly diverse range of applications from education, signmaking, trophy engraving, general industry and hobby use. However, as laser specialists our experience now extends into other laser applications.
We offer fibre laser metal cutting machines from 1kW up to 20kW and suitable for a wide range of materials from carbon and stainless steels, aluminium, brass, copper and titanium.
Our fibre laser engraving machines are suitable for engraving fine detail onto many different surfaces such as anodised, powder coated or even uncoated metals. Some plastics which are not compatible with CO2 engraving machines react very well to fibre laser wavelength and produce excellent results.
Finally our range of CNC routers are suitable for many materials such as woods and plastics which are either too thick or incompatible with laser processing. Typical examples include chlorinated plastics such as PVC, polycarbonate, aluminium and composite sheets and carbon fibre.
HPC Laser worked closely with Manchester University to specify, configure, build, deliver and install a LS1390 machine (1300 x 900mm bed) together with a 3kW IPG laser source and fully specified safety enclosure in order to demonstrate and teach students about medium power fibre laser cutting of a wide range of materials. Access to the installation location was difficult so HPC Laser produced a bespoke design with separate electrical distribution cabinet. The machine assembly was stripped down for delivery and reassembled in the basement room where it needed to be located.
Customer: Manchester University:
Machine: HPC Mini PRO LS1390
Laser source: 3kW single mode IPG fibre