Laser Cutting Capacity

Laser cutting capability

The advantages of laser cutting over mechanical cutting include easier work-holding and reduced contamination of workpiece (since there is no cutting edge which can become contaminated by the material or contaminate the material). Precision may be better, since the laser beam does not wear during the process. There is also a reduced chance of warping the material that is being cut, as laser systems have a small heat-affected zone. Some materials are also very difficult or impossible to cut by more traditional means.

Laser cutting for metals has the advantages over plasma cutting of being more precise and using less energy when cutting sheet metal; however, most industrial lasers cannot cut through the greater metal thickness that plasma can. Newer lasers machines operating at higher power (6000 watts, as contrasted with early laser cutting machines’ 1500 watt ratings) are approaching plasma machines in their ability to cut through thick materials, but the capital cost of such machines is much higher than that of plasma cutting machines capable of cutting thick materials like steel plate.

Ecotao Enterprises can quote on specialized laser cutting services such as

  • Carbon steels up to 20mm
  • Stainless steel up to 16mm
  • Aluminium up to 10mm
  • Perspex up to 20mm
  • Wood up to 22mm
  • Brass up to 3mm