Laser Cutting: What Is It?

Laser cutting is a fabrication method that can be used on metal and other materials such as plastic. This method typically uses optics and CNC (computer numerical control) to direct a high-powered laser to make the required cut(s).

A commercial laser cutting machine uses a motion control system to cut into the material according to a CNC or G-code of the pattern. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which is then burned, melted, vaporised or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

What are the benefits of laser cutting in sheet metal fabrication?

1. Non-contact press
In laser cutting, with the use of intense heat, the laser beam cuts through material without physical contact, which minimises the risk of potential damage.

2. Incredible precision
Lasers are designed to produce highly accurate and precise cuttings characterised by clean cuts and smooth finishes.

3. Enhance material yield
Lasers cutting allows us to achieve enhanced material yield through the tight nesting of parts and narrow kerf width.

Laser cutting machines used in our sheet metal fabrication process

CO2 Laser Cutting Machine
(Amada FO3015)

Fiber Laser Cutting Machine
(Han Kwang FL 2512)