Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting was one of the first applications developed with laser systems. Today, there is a wide spectrum of wavelengths used for different cutting applications, but the CO2 and Fibre types are commonly used for organic & plastic materials, and metals respectively.

Below are our standardized solutions for cutting in both of these categories.

Bodor Laser Cutters

Our quality plate- and -pipe cutting Bodor machines offer extremely cost effective production capability combined with
LMI AB:s Service & Support.

i-Series

The compact construction of the i-Series machines allow customers with limited area and/or small scale production to reap the benefits of Fibre Laser Cutting.

S-Series

The S-Series machines offer the highest span of table sizes as well as the most powerful Fibre Laser sources in the Bodor range. This is our most advanced cutting system.

P-Series

The P-Series machines is the middle-weight of the Laser Cutter range. Table sizes are 3 x 1,5 meters or 4 x 2 meters, and the system can handle up to 6kW of laser output power.

PT-Series

Bodor's PT-Series is a multi-purpose system equipped with a 3-axis rotary chuck, to facilitate both plate and tube cutting with the same machine.

X-Series

The X-Series is a high-tech tube cutter system available in several different configurations depending on the customers' needs. Equip your X-Series Laser Cutter with an automatic loader and tube magazine to ease production!
The METIS is our premium CO2 cutter/engraver machine, and has all the necessary external equipment like air compressor, water chiller and exhaust fan already integrated in the sleek cabinet. Table size up to 900 x 600 mm.

Bodor BCL-X

A flat-bed CO2 machine for cutting and engraving over a 1300x900mm table.

The Laser Cutting Process

We have many years of experience in analysing customer needs, process development and subsequently constructing custom laser cutting solutions for our customers.

A standardised solution will do the job most of the time though, and for that reason we have become exclusive distributors of Bodor's cost-effective Fibre Laser Cutting systems.

When cutting with a laser, a focused beam is used to evaporate the material in an extremely small area. This process allows minimal seams with a width between .05 and .5 millimeters making the cut very precise and with very little heat transfer.

Applications

Vehicular Industry, Complex Shapes, Precision Cutting, Plate Cutting, Tube Cutting, Medicinal Manufacturing. 
-Maximising material use through nested cutting paths and thin cuts.

Materials

Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Copper, Polymers, Wood, Plastic, Clothes/Textiles, Metals, Alloys, non-Metals.
Just a few years ago the Laser market was almost completely dominated by large CO2 flat-bed systems, since that was practically the only laser type stable and reliable enough for industrial use.

Nowadays the more modern fibre-laser has nearly taken over the market when it comes to any material the fibre 1070nm wavelength is suitable for; i.e. metals. More than three quarters of all flat-bed machines for metal cutting sold today are fibre lasers.

The benefits of the Fibre laser are many, but most notably it is virtually service-free
except for the protective glass which is significantly cheaper compared to the ZnSe optics used in CO2 systems.

The weakness in the Fibre laser lies in the wavelengths' material compatibility; organic materials and plastics absorb it poorly without some specialised doping material. Therefore CO2 type lasers are typically used for these materials, and today there is the option of low-cost and reliable sealed tube resonators as in the above CO2 machines. Output power is limited with these resonators, but it is enough for most cutting and engraving applications in organic materials and plastics.