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laser cutting inconel

laser cutting inconel

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I need to cut inconel.  what cut rates should i expect?  Is it similar to stainless steel in hardness?  Can i use stainless cutrates to estimate inconel's?  I am using a 3k laser

RE: laser cutting inconel

It may depend on which Inconel- ISTR that alloys called "Inconel" can range from 25% Ni to ? 75% Ni
a little or a lot of Chromium, etc.

As first approximation, it should cut like stainless, using N2.

have fun...

Jay

RE: laser cutting inconel

we cut inconel .060 sheet...same settings as all our other stainless

RE: laser cutting inconel

Inconel cuts much if not identical to Stainless Steel.  I have cut several thickness of Inconel 625 and 718 both for Aircraft use way before non-contact head came into the picture.

We used to apply milk of magnesia to the back of the material to keep spatter or burr from the table slats from adhering to the material.

Hope this helps.

msandoval

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