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Everything You Need To Know About Laser Cutting

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Let's talk about laser cutting. How do they work? What benefits do you get when you choose laser cutting over other cutting processes? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about laser cutting.

The Process

A high powered focused laser beam is run through the material to pierce a hole in it. Once the initial hole is made in the material, the laser continues to cut through leaving a clean cut and smooth finish. 

A laser cutter is a type of CNC machine (Computer Numerical Controlled), controlled by a computer. You can design ideas on digital software and send it to the laser cutter to be processed. Once the laser cutter receives the file, the machine uses the laser beam to cut into or etch into the material on the cutting bed.  These machines use CNC fixtures to enable conformity and interchangeability during the manufacturing process.

Design and material customization possibilities are endless with the laser cutting machine. 


What Types of Materials can Lasers Cut Through?

Laser cutters are highly versatile machines. They can cut through a wide variety of materials including ceramics, plastics, and various types of metals. Laser cutters are a great choice for cutting through stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. 

Quality of the Cut

You don't have to doubt the quality of the cut being made to the materials. The cuts made with a laser are smooth. They are programmed by a computer and cut with complete accuracy. Because they are programmed by a computer and cut with such precision, the cuts are highly accurate as well. We have no doubt that we can create an high quality cut for you.

Businesses That Can Benefit From Laser Cutting

There's no secret that the manufacturing industry benefits from laser cutters. Manufacturers use laser cutters to create parts in many different industries such as Automotive, Medical, Electronic, and Unique Equipment Manufacturers. How does it compare to other cutting processes?

Laser cutting is an efficient and safe process. It uses less power than other cutting systems, keeping it being the most energy efficient cutting process. Laser cutters produce the most accurate and precise cuts over other cutting options. It is one of the faster cutting processes.

Will laser Cutting damage materials?

No! The laser uses heat to produce the cuts, so most folks worry that the heat will damage their material. However, the laser essentially smoothes the cut during the cutting process leaving no damage to the surrounding area of the material. See here for the kinds of lasers used for laser cutting.


Precision. Accuracy. Customization. 

You're guaranteed high quality cuts!

Benefits and Advantages

There are many different benefits to using a laser cutter during the manufacturing process. Here's a few:

  • More time efficient than many other cutting processes
  • Highly precise allowing for accurate cuts and unique designs
  • Consistent cuts with the ability to create identical products for mass manufacturing
  • More energy efficient staying environmentally safe and saving the customer money
  • Highly versatile with the ability to cut through a wide variety of materials and produce many different designs
  • Less finishing requirements than other cutting processes

Contact Us

Choose Precision Laser Cutting for your laser cutting services and more. We are committed to producing quality work and are confident in achieving ultimate customer satisfaction. Contact us today to get started.

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