Laser cutting 5mm mild steel
Laser cutting mild steel plate
The Trumpf 3030 fibre laser is perfect for cutting through 5mm thick mild steel plate. Here we are cutting a base plate out from 2500mm x 1250mm sized sheet. The complete base plate with holes, slots and outer profile is cut from one cycle without any intervention from the operator. The 3KW fibre laser is well suited to this type of work and uses less power and gas than a CO2 laser keeping component costs down as well.
Trumpf 3030 sheet pallet changing system
Automatic sheet pallet changer
The Trumpf 3030 fibre laser we have has the addition of a sheet pallet changer enabling continual laser cutting to take place with an operator feeding the machine and removing the finished parts. The picture here shows a fresh sheet waiting to be cut while a sheet is already inside the machine being cut. Sneaking into the back of the photo are 2 Trumpf CNC punch presses that perfectly compliment laser cutting. Between the 3 machines we can cope with 0.3mm tin plate, 0.4mm pre-anodised reflector material, spring stainless, copper, brass, zintec and galvanised coated mild steel, pre-painted and plastic coated steel, various stainless and aluminium alloys. With the ability to either laser cut complex shapes without special tooling or pressing in ventilation louvres, dimples, tapping threads and engraving part numbers we have all the sheet metal profile processes covers in a vast range of material types and gauges, many here in stock or just a day or so away from order.
Laser cut off cuts
No material is wasted when we are laser cutting. Larger off cut sheets are kept in our stores and used again for smaller parts when we can. If the off cuts are too small or an odd shape that isn’t practical to use again we recycle them back to source where they will be melted down to make new steel sheet. You can see that these circular disks were cut from the inside of the base plate shown in the other pictures here.
5mm thick laser cut base plates
Mild steel base plates
Here is the final 5mm thick mild steel base plates. They have been laser cut out using Nitrogen to produce a clean non-oxidised edge which not only is very smooth but is perfect for powder coating without any other edge preparation.
If you have any sheet metal work that might need to be laser cut and you want us to take a look for you to produce some prices please just give us a call or send us an e-mail.