Most metal fabrication projects rely on a variety of techniques that promise quality results, with laser cutting being one of the most widely used forms. This process is adaptable, precise and efficient and is easy to implement on projects of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a one-off fabricated piece or a batch production, laser cutting is an effective way to take your product to the next level.
Cutting the raw materials is often the part of fabrication that takes up the most time and this can be doubled or even tripled if you opt for a manual cutting method. This is only then amplified if there are complex cuts in the piece such as engraving, travelling between cuts or curving around, which can be hard to obtain with hand tools. Laser cutting, on the other hand, is far more straightforward and takes less time. By programming a machine with the exact design, we can make precise cuts, navigate complex corners and choose the depth of the laser, all of which takes place as an automated process. With simple instruction, less room for human error and shorter timescales, it’s easy to see why laser cutting is the go-to option for fabricators.
Thanks to the automation of laser cutting in today’s manufacturing environments, we can achieve far more accurate and precise results than we ever could with hand cutting. Traditionally, cutting puts a lot of stress on the material, particularly with metal and it wouldn’t be uncommon to see unsightly burrs, bends or indents in the metal where the tools have cut through. With laser cutting, however, the metal is burned rather than sawn, meaning the edges are cleaner, the cuts are crisper and there are fewer imperfections overall.
For more information or to enquire about your next project, call DB Sheetmetals on 01440 706218.