Laser processing is a method used to cut materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and titanium, and is typically used in industrial manufacturing applications. Laser cutting works by producing a high-power laser beam that beams directly on to the material, causing it to melt, burn or vaporise away.
It is widely regarded as one of the most efficient and effective methods of cutting heavy duty materials, and here are some of the reasons why:
Laser processing allows for increased precision
Compared with traditional cutting methods, laser processing has an extremely high level of precision. This is mainly because the laser beam will not wear down during the cutting process, instead creating a consistent cut with minimal distortion. There is also a high level of positional accuracy, due to the fact that the dynamics of the specific job are pre-recorded.
Laser processing can handle more complex jobs
Due to the nature of laser processing, wherein the tool used to cut through the material is flexible in movement and direction, it can be a far more effective method for unusual or difficult shapes. Moreover, it can often achieve this more quickly than other cutting methods, given that there is no need for tools.
It doesn’t impact on the materials
Using other cutting methods can negatively affect the integrity of the material at hand, due to excessive strain or movement. Laser processing is a contactless method, meaning that it doesn’t impact other parts of the material being cut.
Economical in both energy and material use
Given the high degree of precision that laser processing enables, it’s unsurprising that it also uses materials efficiently. Minimal waste means better value for money, as well as a reduced cost to the environment. Laser processing can also be a far more energy efficient option than alternate cutting methods.
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If you want to find out more about whether laser processing is the right option for your metal cutting needs, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 ShapeCUT today. Depending on your specific requirements, ShapeCUT in Brisbane can coordinate your complex laser cutting needs and ensure you get a quality job, each and every time.