Mazak Direct Diode Laser machine to revolutionise sheet metal-cutting
Direct Diode Laser (DDL) from Yamazaki Mazak is a world-first technology that can revolutionise flat sheet metal-cutting applications.
The OPTIPLEX 3015 DDL 4kW, which uses the Direct Diode Laser technology, is the next generation of Solid State Laser for the industrial laser applications, offering the greatest efficiency for laser cutting operations.
The machine complements Mazak’s existing CO2 and Fiber OPTIPLEX machines, and utilises a Mazak-manufactured Direct Diode Laser to offer premium cutting performance, specifically for laser users requiring ultra-fast cutting and a high-quality cutting edge.
The OPTIPLEX DDL series can cut thin material 20 per cent faster than fibre lasers and thick materials with unsurpassed surface quality. The machine has an axis acceleration of 1.8G and benefits from rapid traverse rates of 120m/min.
Positioning accuracy is maintained to within ±0.05mm/500mm in the X- and Y-axes and to within ±0.01mm/100mm in the Z-axis. The machine also offers exceptional repeatability accuracy ±0.03 in the X-, Y- and Z-axes.
Crucially, the OPTIPLEX DDL is a highly efficient machine capable of a wall plug efficiency of 40-50 per cent compared to 10 per cent for a CO2 resonator; 15-20 per cent for a disc resonator and 30-40 per cent with a fibre resonator.
The OPTIPLEX DDL also benefits from an exceptionally user-friendly ergonomic design, including the new NC control PreviewG.