Glass fibre, fibreglass - laser cutting, laser engraving, laser marking with CO2 lasers
Very high quality, mainly as a fibre-plastic compound
- No forces acting on the material - therefore no mechanical stressing
- Can be machined, also if uneven thanks to tactile focus material guidance
- Complete extraction and filtering of the cutting emissions possible
- Cutting of very different material thicknesses and combinations in a single step
- Fusing of the cut edges, therefore no pre-working and rework
Especially with the laser system 3XL-3200 Conveyor cutting and marking of fiberglass is working excellent.
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Glass fibres are used for thermal and sound insulation, for woven textile fabrics and as glass fibre reinforced plastics. Although glass fibre reinforced plastics are very cost-effective they are still a high quality fibre-plastic compound. In applications where very high mechanical stresses are present, glass fibre reinforced plastics are used exclusively as continuous fibres in woven fabrics or in uni-directional tapes. Compared with fibre-plastic compounds made with other reinforcing fibres, glass fibre reinforced plastic has a relatively low modulus of elasticity. Even in the direction of the fibre, it is less than that of aluminium. One advantage of glass fibre in combination with a compatible plastic matrix is its high breaking elongation and elastic energy absorption. Even in an aggressive environment, glass fibre reinforced plastic has excellent corrosion behaviour. This makes it a suitable material for containers in plant construction or for boat hulls as well.