Laser cutting is typically used in manufacturing applications for various industries. A technology that is basically about using a laser to cut materials, laser cutting has also made its place in schools, small businesses, and with hobbyists. Laser cutting is about directing outputs of a high-powered laser. This is most commonly done by the use of optics.
The material or the laser beam that is generated is directed by laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control). Used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping materials, a commercial laser for cutting materials involves a motion control system that follows a CNC or G-code of the pattern that is to be cut onto the material.