Laser cutting sheet metal
During November 2021 we have been busy laser cutting sheet metal. Some components are simply laser cut and that’s it. Our customers may only need a flat part such as a front panel for a rack mounted electronics chassis. They may only need a flat part because they are going to machine cut outs for special projects or perhaps they have the ability to fold up part in their own workshop. Most of the time we use the laser to cut blanks that will go on and be folded. Sometimes welded and then treated or finished in some way.
Laser cutting sheet metal produces very little edge burr and is very efficient when it comes to material yield. Laser cut parts are accurate. Complex internal and external shapes are easily produced with no need for special tooling.
The example shown here is our Trumpf 3030 in full production mode. I managed to catch the sparks flying from the initial laser hole piercing. Most of the laser cutting is clean as far less exciting! Some lines of parts have tipped where they lie between the slats on the bed of the machine. They have been programmed to have a small uncut tag. This little piece of material keeps the part held in the sheet and stops it flipping up. A simple twist once the parts are cut and it’s free from the sheet.
Need a quote for laser cutting sheet metal? Send us your drawings and we will be happy to help.