Laser cut sheet metal work
Laser cut 4mm mild steel brackets
These simple bent angle brackets are used to support speaker of walls. They have been laser cut in our Fareham sheet metal factory from 4mm mild steel using Nitrogen. Using Nitrogen enables the powder coating finish to be applied directly to the folded brackets without any other preparation. The advantage over CNC punching which we had used before to produce these parts is the edge finish is much cleaner, production is a lot quieter and we have managed to increase the yield on bracket blanks from the same sheet size.
3mm thick laser cut mild steel
Using a laser cutter obviously enables us to cut thicknesses of materials much higher than those using a CNC punch press. We can also process materials that are thin at high speed but we can also cut curved edges to a very high standard. Any internal circular profiles or edge outer profiles can be cut with a continually changing movement if needed with no breaks in cut. This leads not only to a very pleasing component shape but can often leave us with no edge deburring to have to do. These sheet metal parts are covers on a piece of scientific equipment.
Laser cut thin mild steel sheet
These 0.7mm thick mild steel light fitting front frames are at the high speed end of laser cutting. Our Trumpf 3030 3KW fibre laser is perfectly suited to flying through any holes or profiles in this gauge of material. The edge finish is perfect and we have the added advantage of being able to cut these parts just with compressed air as the cutting assist gas. This helps to keep the cost down on the final sheet metal component. The frames cut here have a large window cut in the middle and this enables us to cut other parts from the scrap material again helping to keep the cost down on the set of parts.