We have recently added laser cutting to the list of services on offer at our West Midlands site.
Whilst for many products sheet metal punching is a faster and more cost-effective method of fabrication, laser cutting is ideal for creating fabrications with complex, curved or irregular edges and cut-outs.
At Hitherbest we use an Amada Quattro 2.5kW laser, which has a laser cutting head that can be positioned along any axis with an accuracy of ±0.001mm.
This highly efficient CO2 laser is typically operated using N2 or O2 as assist gases. The type of assist gas selected will depend on the type and thickness of metal to be cut, and whether or not the product also requires welding and/or powder coating.
The Amada Quattro has a bed size of 1.25 x 1.25m and a flying optic cutting head, so there is no need to move the worksheet during cutting; although larger pieces of metal can be accommodated by manual repositioning if necessary.
We have over 30 years’ experience in sheet metal fabrication so are ideally placed to offer advice on how to optimise your product for manufacturing, including whether punching or laser cutting would represent the best route to fabrication.
Product design, size, thickness, finish and the scale of the proposed production run will all influence this decision.
To discuss your requirements with a member of our friendly, professional team call 01952 632100 or fill in our online form.