With the continuous development of shipbuilding technology, shipbuilding materials and ship design are also changing. The application of laser cutting machine in shipbuilding has a unique nature, which is also related to the practical application of the ship itself. The characteristics of high precision cutting and high plasticity of laser cutting machine are highly consistent with the shipbuilding industry. What are the applications of laser cutting machine in shipbuilding industry?
In recent years, the main development trend of shipbuilding industry is "fast shipbuilding" and "precision shipbuilding". Laser cutting technology has been developed rapidly, accounting for more than 70% of the whole laser processing industry. The shipbuilding industry is mainly made of steel plate. Compared with the traditional punch processing, the laser cutting plate greatly reduces the production cycle and saves the cost. The laser cutting machine can effectively reduce the secondary cutting process and improve the product quality.
At present, flame cutting, plasma cutting, plate shearing and bending machine processing and laser cutting are widely used in shipbuilding industry. Laser cutting avoids the uneven cutting quality caused by the setting of cutting allowance on the plate and manual cutting in order to ensure the assembly clearance. Thus, the relative workload, production cycle and labor cost can be reduced.
The hull steel plate obtained by laser cutting has good cutting quality, good perpendicularity of cutting surface, no slag, thin oxide layer, smooth surface, no need of secondary processing, direct welding, small thermal deformation, high cutting precision of curve, reducing working hours and realizing barrier free cutting of precision hull plate. Laser cutting machine will be applied in more shipbuilding enterprises in the future, and high power laser cutting machine will be the trend in the future.