Laser Cooling in Perfection - Reliable. Precise. Versatile.

25.06.2018

In cutting, welding and additive manufacturing, lasers are a universal tool.

To make sure that a laser operates reliably, its components must be cooled as the generation of the laser light creates heat. If this heat is not discharged, both the laser and the workpiece will heat up. Heat can diminish the accuracy of the laser beam and even deform parts of the laser. To prevent temperature fluctuations and damages, laser manufacturers apply cooling units, called chillers. Based on the operating principle of chillers, this article explains why it is well worth it for laser manufacturers to consider suitable cooling of individual elements already in the development phase.