We are often laser cutting galvanised steel components for our UK customers. With our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser cutting machine it’s no problem cutting galvanised steel. Cutting from 0.5mm to 4mm thick is easy with pure nitrogen for a clean edge finish. The layout (nest) of the components being laser cut is automatically produced using Radan CAD/CAM software. The best fit of parts to any sheet size and the quickest laser cutting path are all taken care of by the software.
laser cutting galvanised steel
As a sub-contract sheet metal working company we are often cutting a wide range of materials including laser cutting galvanised steel. With a fibre laser cutting machine yellow metals such as copper and brass can also be cut. This enables us to offer a more comprehensive service to our customers. Brass display housings, brass light fitting parts, copper electrical connector panels being typical examples. Galvanised steel and Zintec are both forms of mild steel that are often requested for sheet metal designs.
There is virtually no edge deburring needed after laser cutting galvanised steel. If the parts are smaller such as those shown in the photo then they may be tagged into the parent sheet. This is simply a technique to prevent them tipping up during laser cutting and stopping the laser head. This small tag sometimes needs deburring off. On larger components, say over 150mm square, tagging is not normally needed further reducing post laser operations.
Off cuts of material (remnants) can be saved from production orders and used up of subsequent orders. This obviously keeps down the cost of components and is an easy for of recycling. All scrap, the middle of holes and sheet edges are collected and recycled back through the mills. Nothing is wasted.
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