The 3D laser cutting process is a top choice for automotive, aerospace, electronics and other engineering applications that require complex parts to be manufactured at high production rates. This high-precision process uses a laser beam to make cuts in various materials. Compared to traditional cutting methods, 3D laser cutting is significantly more efficient.
During the 3D laser cutting process, a laser beam cuts different types of tubing, angle iron, and I-beams. This method allows you to cut holes of any shape, create beveled edges in tubing walls, form “fish mouth” ends on round tubing, and perform other high-precision cutting tasks.
3D laser cutting is often used as an alternative to machining, as it produces results with the same level of exactness at lower costs.
Here are some of the top benefits of laser cutting:
Laser cutting is much faster than mechanical cutting methods, especially for producing complicated cuts.
With 3D laser cutting, you won’t sacrifice quality for speed. Depending on your setup and materials, 3D laser cutters leave only a small, barely noticeable burr. This cutting process creates only a small heat-affected zone (HAZ), reducing distortion and warping in your material for more reliable finished parts.
Laser cutting can be done on many different materials, such as steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. The same laser cutting machine can be configured to perform work on different materials with various profiles, including various thicknesses and sizes of round, square and rectangular tubing, angle, and I-beams.
With 3D laser cutting, you can achieve exceptionally accurate cuts with a clean, smooth finish. It provides results on most products that are +/- .005″ (0.127 millimeters) from the desired specifications, so no after-treatment or added tolerances are required.
This high level of precision reduces material waste for a more environmentally-friendly process that saves you money on materials.
Laser cutting is a safe cutting process. The laser beam is contained in a sealed, light-tight box, reducing the risk of damage and injury.
During the laser cutting process, only the laser beam comes into contact with your material. Because there is no machinery touching the material, the process prevents mechanical friction and wear to reduce costly damage.
Laser cutting requires much less power than traditional cutting processes, keeping energy costs low with greater efficiency even in high-volume applications.
Compared to traditional cutting methods like drilling and sawing, 3D laser cutting gives you quicker and more precise results with greater efficiency. When you choose our 3D laser cutting services, you can count on: