Precision fine cutting is a more effective alternative to traditional cutting processes, with the computer controlled precision of fine laser cutting offering the most obvious advantage. In industries where precision is a high priority and quality is essential, it can be a tremendous production asset.
Laser cutting is fast, flexible and cost effective, while providing a considerably better finished result than other processes. Lasers can cut most metals, such as steel, stainless steel, super alloys, copper, aluminum and brass, as well as many non-metallic materials like ceramic, quartz, plastic, wood and certain composites. The laser is so fast and repeatable that it is perfect for use with high production volumes.
One of the main practical advantages of precision laser cutting is the absence of physical contact during the process, meaning no wearing down of the tools which would lead to less precise cuts and break downs. There is equally no contamination of the product caused by direct contact which could lead to a reduction in quality. With older cutting techniques, material warping can also be a concern. Even though precision laser cutting does involve the use of a high-energy beam which produces heat, warping is not a problem because the laser directs that energy at only a small location. Plus, pulsed lasers are frequently used for precision laser cutting in order to further prevent this problem. We also offer tube laser cutting, 5-axis cutting and 3d laser cutting services.
NOTE: The machine shown above is a Mazak SpaceGear U44 - a compact all-in-one 2D/3D laser center for maximum flexibility, with triple-mode, 6-axis capabilities.