Laser cutting sets of sheet metal work
Laser cutting sets of sheet metal parts
Laser cutting sheet metal sets
When we use our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser cutter to laser cut sheet metal blanks for production we normally fill each sheet with the same component. This enables us to get the best fit per sheet and the least amount of time on the laser machine for each type of part. Sometimes however we can fit a “family” of parts together onto the same sheet. This might be a simple as boxes and lids together or front panels and rear panels together or left hand and right hand brackets together. This technique is useful with smaller batch sizes so that all the parts needed for a particular job that come from the same material and gauge can be laser cut in one go reducing the number of CNC programs generated and it makes it easier for the machine setter to produce all the parts in one set up.
Using Radan sheet metal software we can organise all the parts needed to be laser cut onto one program in the office before the jobs go to the shop floor and produce print outs of the CNC laser nests if needed to aid production and help identify work after laser cutting.