Laser cutting is a technology that has been used in industry since the 1970’s. The first common application was for sign-making, mainly cutting acrylic. Since then the process has been adopted and adapted by virtually every industry group. It is now a significant process in across all manufacturing platforms.
Laser cutting is a manufacturing process which can eliminate the need for machining on many engineering jobs. Enabling you to save money on project costs.
The precision levels and edge quality achieved with laser cutting machines are better than traditional cutting methods. This is due to the laser beam not wearing during the cutting process. This technology also allows us to cut complex shapes without the need for tooling and at a similar or faster speed than other cutting methods
The fact that laser cutting technology offers reduced contamination of the workpiece presents certain advantages over traditional mechanical cutting techniques.
Laser cutting also allows us to cut small diameter holes with complex detail and good edge quality in either sheet, plate, tube or box section.
- In comparison with punching, it gives a superior edge finish that requires no de-burring or finishing.
- Intricate detail & marking potential.
- Lasers can cut complex shapes without the need for tooling.
- Speed is comparable or faster than other profile cutting methods.
- Localised heat distortion is reduced.