Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting uses a single point to melt material. A laser beam that is made up of high intensity light focusing on a single point while nitrogen is used to blow the molten steel out of the cut.

Reasons to use a Laser to cut your alloy.

Laser Cutting leaves a near finished part that saves time. Lasers hold the tightest tolerances of all the CNC machines and will cut much faster than a Waterjet. Cutting with this method does produce a heat affected zone. Maximum thickness we can cut is 1-½" and an overall bed size of 96" x 280"

Capabilities

Standard laser processing tolerances are as follows:

  • Up to 0.125" thick: +/- .008"
  • >0.125" to 1/4" thick: +/- .010"
  • >1/4" to 1/2" thick: +/- .025"
  • >1/2" to 5/8” thick: +/- .035"
  • >5/8" to 3/4" thick: +/- .045"
  • >3/4" to 1" thick: +/- .050"
  • >1" to 1 1/2" thick: +/- .060"
  •  Minimum ID: .125" 
  • The laser machine bed size is 100" x 320".  Drawings in .dxf format are preferred. Other acceptable formats include .dwg and .pdf files.

If you require tighter tolerances, please contact us.

  • Diagonal tolerance is 3/16" maximum on laser cut items.
  • Burr removal available by Timesaver machining

Laser Cutting