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Laser Macro Machining


Laser Macro Machining

At the Laser Institute Rezekne (LIR), classical laser processing, encompassing laser cutting, welding, hardening, and marking, represents one of the largest and most dynamic application areas of laser technology. These processes have been entrenched in industrial applications for decades, and yet, continuous development in these areas remains a cornerstone of our research efforts.


At LIR, we are actively engaged in research that seeks to adapt these time-tested processes to the realm of high-speed laser processing. This adaptation is critical for optimally harnessing the ever-increasing power of laser technology. A prime example of this innovation is our work in laser remote cutting, where we currently achieve cutting speeds in excess of 1 m/s, and laser welds are executed at velocities up to 120 m/min.

Another significant advancement is the development of the polygon scanner at LIR, enabling rapid processing over large areas. Through this technology, we can achieve remarkable rates of surface smoothing (up to 36 m²/h), marking (up to 270 m²/h), and even cleaning (up to 2000 m²/h). However, the advantages of laser processing at LIR extend beyond high process speeds.

In contexts where flexibility, precision, and automation are paramount, our laser technologies offer numerous benefits over conventional material processing techniques. This superiority is not solely in speed and efficiency but also in the ability to provide precise, repeatable, and highly automated solutions, which are increasingly essential in today’s advanced manufacturing landscape.


Through our work at LIR, we aim to not only refine and enhance traditional laser processes but also to push the boundaries of what is possible with laser macro machining. Our goal is to continually expand the application potential of laser technology, thereby contributing significantly to the advancement of modern manufacturing and processing industries.