Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser cutting has transformed manufacturing in recent years. CO2 laser cutting offers precise machining of a wide range of materials at low cost. Most CO2 laser cutters run under electric power.
CO2 laser beams are used to cut or engrave flat sheet materials, such as stainless steel. Cutting is achieved either by very fine-tuned burning, melting or vaporization of the material. Even with plastics, a professional finish can still be obtained by melting and vaporizing the surface.