Brass is mainly composed of trace metal elements such as copper and zinc. It has strong ductility and wear resistance, high electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity, and is often used in industries, jewelry, household and high-tech applications. Brass valves, brass water pipes, brass gaskets, brass lamps, circuit boards, precision clocks, house numbers, necklaces, commemorative coins, bookmarks, musical instruments, etc. are common in our daily life.
Both brass and copper are highly reflective metal materials with low absorption rate for common wavelengths, but the laser with a wavelength of 1.06 microns is easily absorbed by brass, which can play the role of energy more effectively. This makes the processing effects of laser marking machines, laser cutting machines, and laser welding machines far exceed traditional methods, and is very suitable for processing brass materials.
Laser Marking and Engraving Brass
Brass surface marking and deep engraving are two popular applications at present. Using a fiber laser marking machine to act on brass materials can produce permanent marks that are resistant to corrosion, wear and fading. The fiber laser marking machine marks text, pictures, and serial numbers on the brass surface, and the effect is clear and realistic. It is often used to customize clocks, watches, accessories, and bookmarks.
Laser Deep Engraved Dragon Graphics
The emergence of 3D laser marking machines has brought finer and more beautiful processing effects to metal deep carving products. Use the fiber optic 3D laser marking machine to remove the brass material layer by layer, and engrave brass products with strong three-dimensional effect and exquisite details, such as medals and plaques.
Laser Cut Brass
Using a fiber laser cutting machine or a laser marking machine, the laser beam can quickly melt the surface of the reflective material, interact with the molten metal, and quickly and accurately cut out various complex patterns and shapes with high precision, smooth edges, and no deformation. Compared with traditional processing methods, fiber laser cutting machines can cut a variety of metal materials of different thicknesses, including brass, aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, galvanized steel, etc., with a wide range of applications and high material utilization, which can effectively serve Manufacturing companies save labor and material costs.
Laser Cut Brass Jewelry
Using laser to cut brass jewelry necklaces, brass gaskets, craft screens and other brass products has a unique artistic decoration effect.
Laser Welded Brass
The thermal conductivity of brass is at least 7 times greater than that of other metals. Traditional electric welding, TIG welding and gas shielded welding will encounter problems such as melting difficulties and non-fusion of filler materials and base materials (base metals) when welding brass, while laser welding Machines can overcome these difficulties well. A powerful laser beam melts and welds two pieces of brass together to create brass products of various shapes, which have very good wear resistance, stability and artistry. Because of its good electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance, brass is mostly used to make accessories, mechanical instruments, household items, etc., such as brass cabinet pulls, brass lamps, brass hot pots, brass advertising characters and brass Kettle etc.
In daily life, brass materials not only have physical properties such as wear resistance, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity, but also brass products processed by laser equipment have good texture and artistic retro style, and the market application advantages are outstanding.
Because the brass material has a certain degree of reflectivity, it is recommended that operators wear safety goggles when engraving brass, and follow the operating instructions and tutorials to protect personal safety.