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laser cut benefits

Using computerised laser cutting equipment, we are able to produce accurate finishes, even for the most intricate designs. We provide the quality of service essential to produce the highest standard of laser cutting. With over three laser cutting machines and 40 years combined experience, our skilled staff will deliver results you’re sure to be pleased with.

Before laser, the only way to cut metal or other materials was with a saw or scissors. Several metals are too tough to cut, or they are so dense that using a saw is hazardous to the operative and they finish with edges that are unkempt or completed with inaccurate cuts.

Laser cutting technology has transformed many industrial processes and businesses. With Laser cutting, it is now simpler to cut materials of all different types as well as far less hazardous for those who work in the trade. As a much more defined way to cut thick or dense material, laser cutting has copious advantages. It has accelerated many industrial processes and has all but eradicated the need for outdated engineering machinery. Replacing plasma cutting, laser cutting is a much more exact and energy efficient technique of cutting materials, from aluminium to steel.

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The Advantages of

Laser cutting

High productivity

High portable speeds and deep diffusion both provide to the high productivity of laser cutting processes. The typical travel speeds for production laser cutting processes are up to 10 meters per minute. Thinner metal sheets ranging from 0.1 to 2 mm are typically cut faster while thicker sheets require lower speeds.

Low heat output

An advantage of the high speeds is that it also decreases heat flow into the surrounding material. With this, heat affected zones (HAZs) are slimmer and therefore there is a lower chance of thermal damage to components.

Parts are ready for the next process

Once parts are taken from the sheet after cutting, they are usually perfectly prepared for their next task. Edges are clean and ready for assembly or welding etc.

Excellent edge quality

Look at a laser cutter as a very small cutting tool. Since the laser utilizes a highly focused spot, less heat is put into the sheet metal leading to a narrower path of material or HAZ. Narrower HAZs, in turn, lead to cleaner edges and precise cuts to a higher forbearance.

Reduced warping

Given that laser cutting is a noncontact process, there is usually little work piece distortion or warping. This produces a high-quality metal sheet.

No tooling costs

Laser cutting doesn’t require any hard tools. Hence there is no need for tool storage, tool changeover, and tool sharpening. This reduces costly downtime between jobs and inefficiencies in long runs as well.

Inexpensive prototyping

Since there are no retooling costs prototypes can be quickly reprogrammed to easily overcome any potential production problems.

Eliminates scrap

Close nesting of parts allows efficient use of materials and the ability to either reduce or even eliminate scrap.

Automation and customisation benefits

Lastly, laser cutting can easily be repeated and is easy to automate. The process can be simplified by utilising computer-numerically controlled (CNC) manipulators and robots.

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Multiple benefits of laser cutting

Laser cutting has multiple benefits. Our laser cutting reduces turnaround and production costs by consolidating multiple operations into one operation.

The precision levels and edge quality achieved with laser cutting machines are better than traditional cutting methods, as the laser beam will not wear during the laser cutting process.

Laser cutting technology also enables us to cut complex shapes without the need for tooling and at a similar or faster speed than other cutting methods. Try our laser cutting services at Advanced Cutting Technology for your next project together.

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Cost-effective Industrial Solutions

Advanced Cutting Technology can reduce welding work, the quantity of parts needed and your costs! Our services open up a whole new window of opportunity for your company and can change the way that you design your parts to reduce your overhead costs. Have your parts self fixture and eliminate assembly errors today.

Our laser cutting services and team of experts allow your business to minimise the amount of manufacturing that is required as well as reduce the quantity of parts required for an assembly within your industry. We can help you with an intelligent design that is moving from prototype to production and can offer suggestions on how you might be able to use Advanced Cutting Technology laser cutting.

We also stock a high volume of laser cutting materials which means we probably have the material you need on hand but it also means that we can offer you a competitive price with faster turnarounds. Using our stock materials is the best option for keeping costs lower. We have everything from flat sheet stock to tube based materials.

Advanced Cutting Technology’s laser software also produces super tight nests so waste material is almost eliminated. Common material jobs are nested and cut together, which increases efficiency, reduces changeover time and keeps costs down!

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cost benefits of Laser Cutting include:

  • 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.