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kinez

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Is it possible that handheld laser cut steel for example 1mm in 20sec? if it is possible how strong must it be and where can i buy it?
 

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Um...no, you can't currently get a "Handheld" laser of that strength.

It would warm up way to fast :beer:
 

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Don't think it's possible or practical with current technology. Most cutting applications require a laser in the 40+ Watt range. The only kind of laser your going to get that has that much power is a Co2 laser and those are large, expensive, and require lots of power and cooling.
 

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what are you thinking of cutting?







vending machine? arcade game?
 

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well i need to drill a hole in steel about 3-5mm from 4-5 meters. is it possible to get that strong laser?
 

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well i need to drill a hole in steel about 3-5mm from 4-5 meters. is it possible to get that strong laser?
No, even the industrial cutting lasers use very short cutting distances because of divergence and optics imperfections.

I would strongly suggest you look for alternative means of solving your problem.
 

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3 mm hole from 4 to 5 meters away in steel SMH in a handheld ,not unless you have a nuclear power supply in that handheld and it's the size of a down pipe for a gutter of your house .And your wearing protective everything lol ...
 
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Along those lines, you can get drill extensions that will fit one into the next. Then in the last one attach
your #31 or #32 drill bit.
 

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let me say that what ever you are doing is probably not unique. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. While lasers are cool, use a product that actually works for what you need.

Michael.
 

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Plasma cutter is a great invention for cutting steel =D. I'm afraid there isn't a need for a laser to do this.
 
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Plasma cutter is a great invention for cutting steel =D. I'm afraid there isn't a need for a laser to do this.
Weeeeellllll . . ... . . . I guess you have never heard of TRUMPF because they are making
millions of dollars building lasers for doing just that.
 




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