Incredible fast laser cutting with a Trumpf 3030 3KW fibre laser
Fast Tube by Casper
No you are not seeing things this laser cutting is really going this fast, we haven’t speeded up the video. We are cutting 0.8mm thick galvanised mild steel with nitrogen and the machine absolutely flys through this type of sheet metal work. The advantage of using a fibre laser is the cost is reduced over CO2 laser cutting, it’s much faster and there is no edge de-burring to be done that can be the case after CNC punching. The other advantage over CNC punching on a job like this is we can use the material to within 5mm of the edge without a problem whereas if we tried to CNC punch that close to the sheet metal it would distort and probably wrap up around the punching head when CNC punching because of the lack of strength on such thin material. With laser cutting as the head doesn’t physically touch the sheet metal itself (just the laser beam) the strength is not so import as the sheet doesn’t move just the head.
If you have thin gauge sheet metal work that you are currently having CNC punched of laser cut with CO2 lasers give us a call and will be happy to take a look at see how we can improve the component and reduce your costs.