Jamieson Yag Laser Systems
Cutting precision parts
from highly reflective materials like GOLD, SILVER and PLATINUM
is easy with a LC1212 Laser Cutting System from Jamieson.
Equipped with a powerful 150 or 300 Watt Nd:YAG laser it cuts
any desired contour accurately and with a minimum heat affected
zone. The system arrives complete with a laser chiller and
software and is quickly installed and easily started up.
The work rests on a 12" x 12" down draft table, which is mounted
to two precision slides with linear ball bearings and precision
ball screws. These are driven by servo motors with encoders for
closed loop, quality cutting. An optional 24" x 24" table is
also available. The steel slats in the table are easily moved or
removed to avoid reflections of the laser beam to the underside
of the work piece. Very small cut outs, as are common in the
jewelry industry, collect in a drawer underneath the bed for
The short wave length of a flash lamp pumped Nd:YAG laser (1.064
micron) makes it possible to couple into highly reflective
materials like GOLD and SILVER and the available power of 150 or
300 Watt allows the cutting of material up to 2 mm thick.
Assisted by high pressure Nitrogen or Argon gas, these lasers
produce excellent cuts with high edge steepness, minimum heat
affected zone and minimum burr. Our picture shows the LC1212
with a StarCut 150 from Rofin Baasel Lasertech.
The stationary laser on the LC1212, keeps the optics simple. Thus the optics only include 1 beam bender, the manual focusing optics with a (slide out) 80 mm lens and monocular or binocular viewing of the process.