Metal Laser Cutting
Our laser cutting services focus on precision.
So, what is metal laser cutting? It is often the first step in our sheet metal manufacturing process and it involves using specialized laser equipment to cut a variety of materials. Our equipment can utilize traditional tool & die turrets to punch out any interior holes, forms, and extrusions, as well as well as laser-cut the flat part out of a sheet. At this stage of the metal cutting service, precision is especially relevant because it ensures the quality of the finished product. Learn more about our laser cutting services today!
Our Laser Cutting Tools
The heart of our Punching/CNC Department lies in four state-of-the-art Amada machines as well as our 4,000 watt Mitsubishi CO2 laser. Our Vipros, Apelio, and EM2510 are capable of punching out shapes and creating special forms in up to 1/8″ thick steel.
Furthermore, our CNC machine shop can laser cut up to 1/4″ thick steel with our 1,500 watt Amada Pulsar laser or up to 1″ thick steel with our 4,000 watt Mitsubishi laser. Almost all of our CNC punching equipment can load and unload their own material automatically, therefore allowing efficient, operator free, lights-out operation.
Our Metal Cutting Technology
All of the cutting and punching at PMF is done in our Computer Numeric Control (CNC) department. A laser head performs precise cuts and a punch turret handles all the CNC punching duties. As this equipment is fully automated, it is capable of punching, cutting, loading, and unloading all night long to maximize efficiency. Furthermore, our nesting software enables us to process dissimilar parts on the same sheet, minimizing cost and reducing waste.
What types of material can you work with?
- We have the ability to work with many varieties of aluminum, carbon steel, stainless, coated metals (galvanized, galvalume, aluminized, and pre-painted), copper, brass, and certain plastics.
- Carbon steel: 3/4″
- Stainless: 1/2″
- Aluminum: 3/8″
What are your maximum part sizes?
- Our punching and laser equipment can manage up to a 48″x 120″ sheet, so we are able to cut or punch anything under that blank size.
- Our longest press brakes are 10ft, so we have the ability to bend any flange up to that length.