Laser Cutting Services
Laser cutting is a new technique, efficient, extremely versatile and with very good accuracy. In addition, it is fast and allows you to easily obtain models of excellent quality, with smooth edges.
Laser cutting offers very good accuracy, which is why it is currently very popular in many industries. It involves using a laser to cut the material and remove excess material. It can be used for different materials, including metal, wood and plastic.
The laser cutting procedure is a thermal one and more precisely involves directing a focal laser beam to melt the desired portions of a material, according to a predetermined pattern. Then pressure and heat are applied through a nozzle to complete the model.
The gas jet causes the molten material to eject and create a small slit. Laser cutting is usually used for metal, steel, nickel, aluminum, brass, but also for gold and silver, polymers, rubber and plastics. Laser cutting has become very popular in the automotive industry, medicine and many other industries that require fine cutting procedures. Here are the most important advantages of laser cutting services.
- Reducing deformations
Since laser cutting does not involve a contact process, deformations are minimal. Therefore, very good quality objects will be obtained, fine, without unsightly deformations or with very small deformations.
- Quick setup
Since no special cutting tools are required, the setup time is shortened. Laser cutting equipment is very easy to set up in a short time. Basically, all you need is the car’s programming and the loading / unloading of the materials used.
- Customizing the process
Laser cutting is preferred by many businesses because it is easy to automate and customize. The procedure can also be simplified by using manipulation robots and with a computerized numerical control.
- No expenses with maintenance and change of work tools
Laser cutting does not require using hard tools. This means that the cost of storing, maintaining, sharpening or replacing tools is eliminated. Time is also much more efficient.
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How does laser cutting work?
Laser cutting involves the use of a high power laser with very good focalization. The machine passes the laser beam through the material making a hole. After this hole in the material is made, there comes the laser, leaving behind a clean cut with a smooth finish.
Laser cutting devices sometimes use a laser beam with impulses, and the cut is formed with laser impulses. At other times, laser cutters use a continuous wave – in this case, the beam stays on the material until the cutting takes place. In both cases, the laser cutters use high-power lasers to pierce the materials and create cuts with a very good precision.
What materials can laser cutting be used for?
Laser cutting equipment is an extremely versatile machine. They can cut a wide variety of materials, including ceramics, plastics and various types of metals.
How qualitative are the laser cuts?
Since these equipments make laser cuts, some people worry about the overall quality of the cuts. However, the area activated by heat is minimal when laser cutting is applied. What is more, laser cutters involve a narrow, focused beam which ensures very precise cuts.
As they are programmed by a computer and made with such precision, the cuts are very precise and of high quality. During the cutting process, the laser beam smooths the cut, creating a very high quality cut leading to a good finish of the final product.
Laser cutting versus other cutting procedures
Laser cutting is an extremely energy efficient process. It uses less power than most other cutting systems. Laser cutting devices produce more precise and higher quality cuts compared to other cutting mechanisms and systems. In addition, laser cutting is fast and safe for the operator.
Are the cut materials damaged by laser cutters?
No. As lasers use heat for cutting, many people fear that the heat-activated area will damage the cut material. However, laser cutting equipment does not damage the materials being worked on.
They are precise and concentrated, which keeps the thermal damage to a minimum. In addition, the laser practically smooths the cut as it is cut, which means that there is no damage to the area around the actual cut.
In which industries is laser cutting mainly used?
The processing industries benefit the most from laser cutting equipment. Precise cuts allow manufacturers to make items with a high quality finish. Laser cutting is also used in medicine, electronics, the automotive and aerospace industries.
Why should we choose laser cutting?
Laser cutting has a lot of advantages that we have presented on our site and blog. One of the most important benefits is that it reduces the delivery time in the cutting process.
Laser cutting equipment is very precise and allows large cuts even on complex models. The cuts are consistent, able to create identical products for mass production, with minimal effort.
Here are the most important advantages of laser cutting
1. Cutting costs with tools
Because laser cutting does not require hard tools (which wear out and require regular consumable changes), this eliminates the need to store tools, change, maintain, sharpen or clean work heads, etc. Therefore, innovative laser cutting technology can cut detailed shapes much faster than other conventional cutting methods.
2. Cutting without deforming
Laser cutting uses an extremely fast processing speed, which results in the creation of smaller and more precise heat zones. Along with the non-contact material processing offered by laser cutting, there is minimal or no distortion caused by the work piece. Laser cutting offers the best results and perfectly cut products, regardless of the material used.
3. Very clean cutting and precise edges
Since the laser beam used for laser cutting will never wear out (because it does not act by contact) the levels of precision and quality edges that can be achieved are perhaps finer and better than with traditional cutting methods.
Laser cutting tools use a much more concentrated beam, which applies less heat to the cutting material and thus cuts the material in a more precise way. This technique also allows the laser to follow cleaner and better defined edges.
4. Fast setup speed
Because laser cutting does not require heavy tools, lead times are significantly reduced. Traditional cutting methods require tool changes and more maintenance than the equipment required for laser cutting. All this involves higher costs in the case of traditional techniques.
The only configuration required for laser cutting is to load the material on the machine and program the design on the machine. This process is simple, extremely efficient and involves minimal costs.
5. Minimal waste
Traditional cutting tools and methods generally require an excess of material on both sides of the cut, leading to a lot of waste. But with a laser cutting device, even if the design requires the removal of certain scraps of material, waste is minimal. Generally, a single cut is made, and this reduces the amount of scrap materials.
One of the major advantages of laser cutting is that there are numerous opportunities to customize models. The laser cutting device can accurately cut detailed shapes and holes, regardless of size or difficulty.
Regardless of the design behind your idea, a laser cutting machine can help you put your dream into practice.
Laser cutting gives you the freedom to change design elements easily and without stress. The necessary changes can be made by directly changing the programming, without the need to change another working tool.
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