Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Laser cutting bright annealed 304 stainless steel sheet metal with a Trumpf 3030 3KW fiber laser machine.
We are so pleased with the progress we have made so far in getting to grips with our new laser cutter. In a short space of time we have managed to laser cut mild steel, stainless steels, aluminium, copper and brass. We have learnt how to micro tag components into a sheet at the machine, use off cuts of material where possible, makes adjusts for the laser beam width and laser cut holes into steel tubes. We have learnt how to common line cut with our Radan software, tool complete nests and convert parts that had been CNC punched in the past to laser cut parts.
Our next challenge is to cut materials thicker than those that we are normally used to on our CNC punch presses so 6mm and upwards. We can already see in just a few weeks what a powerfully productive and versatile service this machine is allowing us to offer to our customers. Keep following us for more updates on the new uses we find to put our Trumpf laser to and the sheet metal work we produce with it.
Fast Tube by Casper
For more information on our new laser cutter please take a look at our laser cutting web page.