A line of OEM compatible replacement CO2 laser optics that come in several configurations for cutting and etching metal, plastic or wood signs is available from Laser Research Optics.
Laser Research ZnSe Optics for Sign-Making Lasers include configurations for 300W to 500W metal cutting lasers and others for engraving lasers with focal lengths from 2.0” to 7.5”, in 0.5” increments, for applications requiring clean, sharp detailed edges. These CO2 optics are available in 1.0”- and 1.5”-dia. sizes for working with metal, plastic or wood.
In stock for 24-hour shipment for use as field replacement optics, Laser Research ZnSe Optics for Sign-Making Lasers are optimized for 10.6 microns and conform to ISO-10110 specifications for optical elements. Silicon turning mirrors with better than 99.5 percent reflectance and single- or dual-band coatings are also offered.
Related Glossary Terms
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.