Laser Cutting – What is it and what are its advantages?
The manufacturing sector has come a long way over the years, with lasers going from something out of a science fiction film to now being used daily in various ways. One of the ways that lasers are used in the manufacturing world is through laser cutting, which has proven to be the most effective and efficient way of cutting sheet metal. Laser cutting has also become more accessible to manufacturers over the years.
So, what is laser cutting? Essentially, it is a technology that uses a concentrated beam of light to cut through different types of materials. This focused beam of light creates energy that, when pointed towards metal, can burn, melt, and cut through it.
Using laser cutting machines, as opposed to doing it manually, can bring many advantages:
- Versatility: Laser can cut in a variety of shapes, so there is no need for changing tools.
- Accuracy and High Precision: Laser allows for great precision and so it creates a high-quality end product. Lasers are capable of very detailed and intricate cuts, creating smooth, clean edges.
- Speed and Efficiency: Laser cutting machines work much faster than if an operator was doing it manually, saving manufacturers a lot of time. Machines can also work overnight, increasing efficiency on the overall process.
- Low-cost: Laser cutting is very cost effective. Labour costs are minimal, and lasers also doesn’t get damaged like other cutting tools.
Laser cutting is the best cutting method; the cost of operation, speed of the machines, their accuracy and easy operation make them a good fit for any need.
At Seward Precision, we are Laser Cutting Specialists. Our state-of-the-art technology and automated equipment give us continuous production capability. Our machines can run 24/7. This allows us to be very flexible with a good turnaround time.
We can achieve intricate designs in many different materials, always keeping a high level of quality. Quality is one of the most important factors for us and our clients. We guarantee that the end product is exactly what has been ordered.