In the most advanced Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) cutting technology, the material is cut by laser beams focussing on a small area of the material. The focused beam melts, burns vaporizes excess material while a gaseous jet removes the debris for a clean cut. Laser cutting is sometimes confused with laser engraving but both are different.
With professional laser cutting services, you get detailed, intricate shapes, small holes, and accurate, high-quality yields. Almost all materials like metal, mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum plate, wood, cardboard, certain types of plastics, glass, tile, marble, etc. work well with a laser. Being one of the best laser cutting service providers in Australia, with sophisticated equipment and infrastructure, profound experience, and expertise in the field, we ensure the quickest turnaround time for your products.
Laser cutting with CAD
To get the best results from laser technology, generally, you need advanced CAM nesting software. With this nesting software, users can flexibly choose 2D and 3D CAD files from various CAD software’s such as AutoCAD, SolidEdge, SolidWorks, and more, and this does not require any additional DXF files. It further helps in preventing defective parts and reduces programming time. CAD files can also incorporate part and process data like thickness, material type, quantity, etch marking details, styles, etc.
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Some of the benefits of using our laser cutting machines include:
Less power consumption:
Laser cutting machines use around 10kW of power as against other processes that may require more. This also helps in bringing down the production costs.
This method produces high resolution and high precision cuts because of its focused spot size of 25 microns or 0.001 inches which is roughly one-fourth of the width of a human hair strand. The processing tolerance is approximately 0.002 inches or 0.05 mm.
In this technology, the workpiece material is melted and evaporated along the cutting line with a laser. As there is no mechanical friction, the material can be oriented to make unique shapes and forms.
By nesting cuts efficiently, the laser cutter maximizes the usage of raw material sheets, the usable components, and parts wherein nearly 91.4% of the sheet are actually used. This cuts down the costs and scrap generation by 8%.
Several industries are using the laser cutting method. For example, in the automotive industry, laser cutting is a reliable method for automotive carriage components, hydroformed parts, and even airbags. Semiconductor and electronics industries primarily adopt the method to laser cut the essential components of TVs, automobiles, medical devices, smartphones like USD cards, circuit boards, and matrix lead frames.
Other applications include fancy metallic business cards, aerospace engineering in creating modern jet engines, sculptures, wooden signs for homes, and commercial establishments. It is also being used by schools, small businesses.
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Laser cutting in Melbourne is becoming the choice among the many fabrication methods, widely due to its benefits of producing complex shapes at higher speeds and minimal wastage. Even though the laser process is cleaner, some debris is unavoidable. Depending on the part and material, the service provider will do clean post-laser processing like removing sacrificial coating and dry wetting the processed parts. Other cleaning techniques may be physical scrub with soft brushes, chemical baths, plasma etch, etc. Finally, to give the products a beautiful finish free from any burn or scorch marks, sanding and painting are generally recommended.