Laser Services’ fully-equipped facility and veteran staff of laser cutting professionals are ready to take on your most demanding laser machining projects. In addition to straight cutting flat sheets of ceramic alumina substrates, stainless steel, acrylic and other materials, our lasers include rotary axes to easily process stainless steel and plastic tubes, pipes, spheres and cylinders.
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Although dependent upon the type of material being processed, Laser Services’ typical tolerances can be as low as +/- .001 inches. When people think of industrial laser cutting, they may think of James Bond — so they might not think laser cutting is a good fit for their applications. Laser cutting is, in fact, suitable for cutting through a wide range of materials and a wide — but not infinite — range of thicknesses.
Here are some example max thicknesses:
Stainless steel: Up to a 1/8 inch
Plastics: 3/16 — 1/4 inch
Wood: 1/2 — 3/4 inch
Ceramic: Up to 1/8 inch
To learn more about tolerances, visit our resources page.
If you are a product manufacturer how do you know which technology is a better way to cut your materials: laser cutting or water jet cutting? As with most things in life, no one answer fits every situation. The thickness of the material to be cut, your cost and timing requirements, and the desired condition of the material after it’s been cut are all key factors that determine which method is right for a particular job. And in fact there are some types of applications where laser cutting is a suitable option but for which water jet cutting is out of the question, and vice versa. Read more on our blog.
The cost of an entry-level industrial laser is $40,000 to $50,000 while a high-end machine can cost $250,000 or more. Find out the pros and cons. Read more on our blog.
If you don’t use laser cutting as part of your manufacturing, it’s likely the possibility just never occurred to you — perhaps due to one of these five myths we’d now like to correct.
Gain valuable insight into the trade-offs and advantages of laser, water-jet, and mechanical cutting with this informative tech brief. Each method has its relative pluses and minuses and no one method fits every situation. We've put together a comprehensive analysis to help you make the right choice.
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