Removing brass scrap pieces
It’s not often that we get a laser cutting job that can really show off the ability of our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser cutting machine here at V and F Sheet Metal but here is one such sheet metal project. We were asked to cut 2 decorative brass fretwork panels and our laser cutting machine was perfect for the task. The brass panels were to be manufactured from 2.5mm thick brass sheet and laser cutting was no problem for us having a fibre rather than CO2 laser cutting machine. The Trumpf fibre laser cutter is able to cut up to 6mm thick brass sheet so this order was no problem.
Complete brass laser cut panels
I took the DXF files supplied by the customer and cleaned them up. They had various errors in them including lines upon lines, corners not joining in places and more importantly points where if we had followed the drawing the brass panel would have fallen into several parts. All the drawing was cleaned up using our Radan CAD/CAM sheet metal software and small changes were made to suit laser cutting. The “clean” file was then programmed for laser cutting and the 2 panels needed laid out on a single 2500mm x 1250mm sheet.
Laser cut brass sheet fine detail
With both parts laser cut and the sheet automatically cleared from the machine it was only left for us to remove the internal waste parts to reveal the finished brass fretwork panels.
Perhaps you have a brass sheet metal part that you didn’t realise could be laser cut with modern fibre laser technology, please give us a call on 01489 577786 or send us your drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you and advise where you designs can be improved to save you money.