What should a laser operator keep in mind when making adjustments to the laser settings?

Laser settings in general are always a compromise of productivity (speed) and quality. Take a scientific approach to tuning laser settings and only adjust one setting at a time, and then evaluate the result. Adjusting multiple settings at one time can counteract each other and lengthen the settings tuning process. Keep a log of settings with notes on the results so you can easily see trends in the results and finetune settings.


Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano is the Distribution Sales Manager - The Americas 3D Printing & Laser Systems at Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at

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