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How to design laser metal cutting Machine? Answered

I have to cut 5 mm thickness 'C' channel

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randofo

11 days ago

Is that all...? :)

I know that a 400W Coherent Metabeam laser can do it. I have never encountered anything close to a DIY version of that.

I agree that a water jet would be better.

Or you can easily make C channel on a mill...

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Downunder35m

17 days ago

Fibre couple laser in the 1-2.5kW region or with some time to spare a cheaper model in sub kW range.
Together with a suitable CNC controller turning mechanism for the C profile.
Personally I think a water jet cutter would be not only sufficient but also much cheaper all factors combined.
And if post treatment is no issue even a standard plasma cutter wouldbe sufficient.