Metal Laser Cutting
Our laser cutting services focus on precision.
Metal laser cutting is the first step in the sheet metal manufacturing process and involves using specialized laser equipment to cut a variety of materials. Metal laser cutting equipment is specialized to cut the flat part out of a sheet. At this stage in the metal cutting process, 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 sheet metal cutting equipment can load and unload their own material automatically, therefore allowing efficient, operator free, lights-out operation.
Our Metal Cutting Technology
All of the metal laser cutting 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Laser Cutting
What types of materials are compatible for laser cutting?
- 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.
What is the thickest material you can cut?
With our laser cutting machine, there are limits to the thickness of materials that can be cut.
- Carbon steel: 3/4″
- Stainless: 1/2″
- Aluminum: 3/8″
What are the maximum part sizes that can be handled by the metal cutting machine?
The laser cutting equipment can manage up to a 48″x 120″ sheet, so we are able to cut or punch anything under that blank size.
Contact us now to learn more about our sheet metal cutting services and how we can help you get your project underway!
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