Laser cutting is one of the best and most advanced forms of cutting, especially when compared to other traditional forms of cutting. The laser cutting process is one that is extremely accurate and provides the most excellent quality of cut. Laser cutting can be achieved on a wide range of materials that include stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, timbers and plastics.
Lighting Laser Cutting provides the most precise and accurate laser cutting application methods that can make intricate cuts and replicate odd shapes with ease. The computer controlled laser technology that Lighting Laser Cutting employ has a distinct advantage over other conventional equipment through its consistency and accuracy, providing a precise cut to 0.1mm or .03%.
Metal Laser Cutter have compiled a list of the advantages of laser cutting to help you learn more.
Clean cut and precise edges
As the laser beam that is used with laser cutting will never wear down, the precision levels and the quality edges that can be achieved are might higher than that of traditional cutting methods.
Laser cutting tools employ a much more focused beam which applies less heat onto the cutting material and thus cuts a more precise path of material. This technique also allows for the laser to have cleaner and more defined edges.
Laser cutting employs an extremely fast processing speed which results in a smaller and more precise heat zones. Along with the contactless material processing that laser cutting provides, there is minimal to no distortion that is caused to the piece of work. Laser Cutting gives your sheet the highest quality product possible.
No costs associated with tools
As laser cutting does not require any hard tools such as a punch press, it removes the need to ever change the type of tool, for tool storage or tool maintenance such as sharpening and cleaning. As a result of this, the innovative laser technology can cut detailed shapes at a faster than that other methods of cutting.
Traditional cutting tools and methods require an excess of material on either side of a cut and a ½” border which results in a lot of scrap metal that is wasted. With a laser cutter however, even if there are elements of the design that share a cutting line, the tool can make the cut with a single cut and as a result, reduces the amount of scrap.
Quick setup time
As laser cutting requires no hard-tooling, the setup times are reduced dramatically. Traditional cutting methods require tool changeover and more maintenance than these laser cutting tools, which in turn, leads to an increase in costs. The only set up that laser cutting requires is to load the material onto the machine and program the design into the machine, which is an extremely efficient process and there are minimal costs involved.
One of the biggest advantages of laser cutting is that there is endless opportunities to customise designs and patterns. The laser cutter can cut detailed shapes and holes precisely, no matter how big, small or intricate they may be. No matter what your dream design may be, a laser cutter can turn it into a reality.
Laser cutting gives you the freedom to change elements of your design easily and without any fuss. Changes that are needed can simply be made through directly changing the programming without the need to change any tools.