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CO2 Laser

Synrad offers a wide range of high performance CO2 lasers to fit an equally wide range of applications and material processing needs. Both output power and wavelength are critical factors in selecting the right laser for a specific application or material. Below is a table that defines Synrad lasers by Average Output Power and Wavelength to help narrow your search for the right laser.

● Laser Selection Guide

Average Output Power 10.6um Wavelength 10.2um Wavelength 9.3um Wavelength
5W 32-1 Contact Us Contact Us
8W Contact Us Contact Us 48-1
10W 48-1 Contact Us Contact Us
20W Contact Us Contact Us v30, vi30
25W 48-2 v30, vi30 48-2
30W v30, vi30 Contact Us Contact Us
40W v40, vi40 Contact Us Contact Us
50W 48-5 Contact Us Contact Us
60W ti60 ti60 ti60
80W ti80 ti80 ti80
100W ti100, ti100P, p100 ti100, ti100P, p100 ti100, ti100P
150W p150 p150 p150

● Abount Wavelength

All materials have a specific wavelength of laser energy that absorbs best and achieves the desired processing effect. Synrad Applications Engineers are constantly testing materials and processes to determine the optimal CO2 laser source for a specific application and material. Below is a basic guide to laser wavelengths and optimal material processing. For more assistance or to request specific materials testing Contact Us and we'll get right back to you.
Wavelength Description
10.6um This wavelength works well for most common marking, engraving, and cutting applications. The exceptions are noted below.
10.2um •Polypropylene based films for packaging (OPP, CPP, PP); when matched with the proper output
  power can yield 2.5X - 4X speed increases in cutting and perforating
•Glossy paperboard packaging; yields sharp marking detail with consistent contrast
9.3um •PET bottles; yields frosted white marks for permanent date code and/or batch marking
•PET films (screen protectors and packaging); reduced melting and heat affect zone (HAZ) for high
   speed cutting and perforating
•Polarizer films for LCD displays; when combined with high peak power reduces melting and HAZ for cutting and trimming applications
•Polymide (Kapton) films for electronics; when combined with high peak power reduces charring for
   cutting, drilling and ablating applications
•FR4/FR2 (PCBs); when combined with high peak power reduces charring for cutting, drilling,
  and ablating applications
•Some Polycarbonate plastics; improved processing when combined with high peak power to reduce
   charring
•Some Pebax plastic (medical tubing); better vaporization with less melting for cutting and ablating
   applications
•HDPE plastic; better vaporization with less melting for cutting and engraving applications
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