High Quality Laser Cutting
Laser cutting is one of Tiandiao's sheet metal profiling processes that directs a high-power laser through optics to cut materials for industrial applications. Plasma Cutting service. Laser cutting is both more precise and less energy-consuming than plasma cutting, but has an upper threshold on the thickness of the material being cut. Tiandiao's Manufacturing offers both fiber and CO2 lasers that can cut many materials including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and exotic alloys. CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser excels at cutting, engraving, and boring metals, while fiber laser is a good option for thicker materials. For sheet and plate metal thicker than 4 inches, see our waterjet cutting services. Our custom laser cutting service offers a cost-effective and on-demand solution for your manufacturing needs. Sheet metal fabrication services range from low-volume prototype to high-volume production runs. You can sent us a 3D CAD file for an instant quote. CNC Machining Service.
Types Of Laser Cutters Available From Tiandiao
C02 lasers The most common laser types because of their relatively high energy efficiency and high power output ratio. Best suited for cutting, boring, and engraving.
Nd lasers Have a high energy, but low repetition efficiency.
Higher powered for cutting thicker materials but more expensive to operate.
Both Nd/Nd:Yag lasers are used for boring and welding. Nd:Yag lasers can also be used for engraving.
Laser Cutting Materials
|Aluminum 5052||Copper 101||Stainless Steel 301|
|Copper C110||Stainless Steel 304|
|Copper 260 (Brass)||Stainless Steel 316/316L|
|Steel, Low Carbon|
Standard Minimal post-processing or treatment on parts is done.
Bead Blast All sheet metal parts are built on-demand and with lower setup costs compared to CNC Machining. Depending on your needs, order as little as a single prototype up to 10,000 production parts.
Anodized (Type II or Type III) Type II creates a corrosion-resistant finish. Parts can be anodized in different colors—clear, black, red, and gold are most common—and is usually associated with aluminum. Type III is thicker and creates a wear-resistant layer in addition to the corrosion resistance seen with Type II.
Powder Coat This is a process where powdered paint is sprayed onto a part which is then baked in an oven. This creates a strong, wear- and corrosion-resistant layer that is more durable than standard painting methods. A wide variety of colors are available to create the desired aesthetic.
Chem Film (Chromate Conversion Coating) Provides corrosion resistance and good conductivity properties. Can be used as a base for paint. Can leave surface yellow/gold.
Custom Don’t see the finish you need? Submit an RFQ and we’ll look into a finishing process for you.
Lasers can cut many materials with high precision, making it perfect for preparing flat patterns or material blanks.
The range of materials available, low cost per unit, and speed of production makes laser cutting a great option for prototyping.
Large format cutting, vast material options, and high throughput have made laser cutting a favorable technology for end-use parts.
Advantages of Laser Cutting
Durability Similar to CNC machining, sheet metal processes produce highly durable parts well-suited for both functional prototypes and end-use production.
Scalability All sheet metal parts are built on-demand and with lower setup costs compared to CNC Machining. Depending on your needs, order as little as a single prototype up to 10,000 production parts.
Material Selection Choose from a variety of sheet metals across a wide range of strength, conductivity, weight, and corrosion resistance.
Rapid Turnaround Combining the latest cutting, bending and punching with automated technologies, Tiandiao provides instant sheet quotes and completed parts in as little 12 business days.
Laser Cut Metal General Tolerances
|Distance Dimensions||For features of size (Length, width, diameter) and location (position, concentricity, symmetry) +/- 0.010” is typical. Material length and thickness may affect tolerances.|
|Thickness Dimension||Thickness tolerances are determined by the material blank.|
|Minimum Recommend Part Size||1.000"|
|Minimum Feature Size||2X material thickness with a minimum of 0.062"|
|Kerf (slit size)||Approximately 0.020"|
|Edge Condition||Laser cut parts will have a matte, vertical striation on the edges.|
An Overview of Laser Cutting
The Basics Of Laser Cutters Laser cutters are CNC machines that use a thin, high-powered laser beam to cut materials. The process is most often used in industrial manufacturing. Laser cutters are commonly used for quality welding and to cut industrial sheet metal, but laser cutters can also be used for other materials from composites to rubber, glass, wood, and aluminum.
How Laser Cutters Work Laser focusing optics are used to direct electrical energy into a high-density light beam, and CNC is used to manage either the workpiece or the laser beam. The material processed by the laser cutter is then melted, burned, vaporized, or blown away by a jet of oxygen or nitrogen.
Why Use Laser Cutting For Your Parts?
Laser cutting offers several advantages over traditional mechanical cutting or CNC machining
processes, including quicker production, decreased contamination of the workpiece, and reduced
chance of warping. Laser cutting produces clean cuts and has a small chance of operator error
making them great for fast prototyping.
Tiandiao's custom laser cutting services offer a cost-effective on-demand solution for your sheet metal fabrication needs, including the material, details, and size of the project. From fast, low-volume prototypes to high-quality, high-volume production runs, Our factory has the ideal machines for the job.
Choose from millions of possible combinations of materials, finishes, tolerances, markings, and certifications for your order.
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