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Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Overview

Carbon fiber, which is also known as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer or CFRP, consists of long strands of carbon reinforcing material, typically woven together to form a fabric and then bound together by a polymer matrix material. Laser cutting carbon fiber can be done with either a CO2 laser or a fiber laser, but the highest quality cut is achieved when using MultiWave Hybrid™ technology, which combines a 10.6 micron wavelength CO2 laser beam and a 1.06 micron fiber laser beam into a single hybrid laser beam. The Multiwave Hybrid laser beam enables the fiber laser to cut through the carbon reinforcing material, while the CO2 laser removes the polymer matrix material. Laser cutting carbon fiber is beneficial because it reduces edge damage compared to the traditional method of mechanical cutting.

Applicable Laser Processes for Carbon Fiber

Laser Cutting
Laser Engraving

Laser Processing Examples of Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Laser Cutting Using MultiWave Hybrid™ Technology

Carbon Fiber Laser Cutting Using MultiWave Hybrid™ Technology

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