Cost Benefits of Laser Cutting

  • The laser cutting profile programme costs less than 0.5% of the die cost.
  • No die storage or maintenance with laser cutting.
  • Minor design changes for laser cutting cost little compared with the cost of changes to hard dies.
  • Tooling costs are eliminated and close nesting of parts enables more economic use of materials.
  • Laser Cut short runs are “off tool” quality and competitive when all hand operation costs are considered.
  • Without the need to tool up, short lead times as well as short production runs become
    viable. Even “one off” laser cut jobs are economical.
  • Special materials can be used with laser cutting which are difficult or
    impossible to cut by other methods.
  • Special service when time is critical.

Technical Benefits of Laser Cutting

  • The high energy focused heat source provides for accuracy up to =/-0.10.
  • Little thermal effect and no mechanical distortion.
  • Hardened steels can be cut with minimal effect on temper Plated or coated steel can be cut with minor edge damage.
  • Very thin materials can be cut without the problems of tool clearance normally required.
  • Lasers can cut materials in intricate shapes normally found impossible using conventional manufacturing techniques.
  • Fragile materials can be cut without damage.
  • High finish materials can be cut without surface marring.
  • Accurate profiles in already folded products such as square tube or cabinet doors.
  • High degree of control, providing unlimited profiling capability due to the absence of a cutting edge.
  • Kerf compensation for accurate cutting of mating components.