Competitive Advantages of Laser Cutting
are numerous advantages to fabricating a component part from a laser
than any other cutting method. These advantages can be broken down
into 2 categories: The Geometric Advantage and The Cost Advantage.
Depending on specific part geometry and material
standard tolerance is +/- .005. However, we
+/- .002 on some thin materials.
cut taper than other methods such as plasma cutting or
heat input, results in less distortion of the workpiece.
cutting speeds and higher throughput in most
let you successfully achieve very intricate and difficult
cut a wide range of steels and other materials from Acrylic
is no expensive tooling to add to the cost of producing a
tooling to wear or replace.
tooling makes prototyping parts inexpensive and fast.
edges so no secondary deburring operations are
necessary on some materials.
Preset laser cutting heads minimize set-up time.
are extremely flexible and lend themselves to quick
cut width (Kerf) allows parts to be cut closer together
than other cutting technologies. This advantage
can be taken a
step further by nesting like materials and thicknesses
the same sheet thus reducing scrap and yielding
more parts per