Laser types

Description

The various types of lasers, their specific qualities and their applications, such as for cutting, engraving, welding, and others.

Alternative labels

radiation emission categories
laser categories
laser formats
radiation emission varieties
radiation emission formats
laser varieties
laser brands
radiation emission brands

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Laser types is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Laser marking machine operator: Laser marking machine operators set up and tend laser marking or engraving machines designed to precisely carve a design in the surface of a metal workpiece by use of a moving controller and an engraving laser beam point attached to it that traces patterns on the metal workpiece’s surface. They make adjustments to the machine in terms of laser beam intensity, direction and speed of movement. They also ensure the laser table, used to perform laser machine engravings on and guides the laser beam, is properly set up.
Laser cutting machine operator: Laser cutting machine operators set up, program and tend laser cutting machines, designed to cut, or rather burn off and melt, excess material from a metal workpiece by directing a computer-motion-controlled powerful laser beam through laser optics. They read laser cutting machine blueprints and tooling instructions, perform regular machine maintenance, and make adjustments to the milling controls, such as the intensity of the laser beam and its positioning.
Laser beam welder: Laser beam welders set up and tend laser beam welding machines designed to join separate metal workpieces together through the use of a laser beam radiating a concentrated heat source that allows for precise welding.

Optional knowledge

Laser types is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Computer numerical control machine operator: Computer numerical control machine operators set-up, maintain and control a computer numerical control machine in order to execute the product orders. They are responsible for programming the machines, ensuring the required parameters and measurements are met while maintaining the quality and safety standards.

 


 

References

  1. Laser types – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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