All Laser Cutters need two additional gadgets which move air flow: blower which removes air / extracts smoke from machine and atmosphere compressor as a source for compressed air flow for so called atmosphere assist.

Laser cuts by temperature, very high temperature focused in tight beam. Side items of high heat are smoke and fire, both are not welcomed addition, smoke disperses laser reducint it’s efficienty and fire causes charring of materials / edges and will even get out of control leading to serious emergency.

Fire needs air flow to burn nonetheless it will certainly also die if you blow too hard, think about a candle in the wind. This is essentialy what surroundings assist is definitely for: compressed air flow is extruded directly at the laser head in a very limited stream and is directed at where laser touches material.

Pressure of air is key adjustable for air assist efficienty, inside our shop we found out that optimal value is between 2 and 3.5 bar (31-50psi).

To accomplish required pressure compressor needs to push certain level of air through air assist opening, specific volume Laser Cutting Air Compressor depends upon size of the opening and desired pressure. High quality laser beam cutter heads have small and finely tuned openings while cheaper chinese cutters just blow generally direction via huge holes.