Laser cutting is an essential part of sheet metal fabrication processes at TBK Metal. Our advanced equipment allows us to provide cutting process and service with consistency, accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, our lasers are not only used for cutting, but also for engraving and boring metal sheets. That can ensure we provide premium quality sheet metal products that are highly recognized by our customers.
Premium CNC Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Service
There are various materials available to be processed by applying laser technology, such as stainless steel sheets, aluminium sheets, copper sheets, carbon steel, and more. In order to satisfy our customers’ specified requirements, our CNC laser cutting service provides custom and cost-effective solutions to help them get products with more added value. TBK’s sheet metal cutting and other fabrication services support both low-volume sample orders and high-volume batch orders. Please feel free to contact us and start your project with us.
What Is CNC Laser Cutting Technology?
Laser cutting is operated without shear by a CNC system, so it’s also named CNC laser cutting or laser beam cutting. Such technology is one of the most effective processes that use a laser to cut metal or other materials. It’s essential to have the equipment and tool with high capabilities to handle your metalwork fabrication to meet your order requirements. As a cutting method with high precision and efficiency, this makes it the best option in the architectural metal sheet fabrication industry.
When the laser beam is performing the cutting, it generates enormous energy to intensely focus on the metal, which is caused to melt or evaporate, and then is forced to move away by the high-pressure gas flow. The laser beam creates powerful energy to form a cutting gap on the material. A laser beam can perform many different types of cutting, the edge of cutting can be formed according to the laser beam, and It can achieve an accurate effect. Such a process can cut metal sheets with a wide range of thickness from extra-thin to 1.18” (30mm). there are several types of CNC laser cutting, which generally include CO2 laser, fiber laser, and Nd: Yag laser.
History Of Laser Cutting Technology
In 1965, the first laser cutting machine was developed by Western Electric Engineering Research Center, it was initially used for drilling holes in diamond molds. During the development of this technology, there is a deputy scientific director named Peter Houldcroft at The Welding Institute in Cambridge, UK. He brought up an idea to introduce a laser cutting with a gas-assist, which was applying a 300W Co2 gas. Laser technology was also brought to military and industrial applications. At the end of the 1960s, Laser was performed using oxygen assist at speeds up to 1m per minute to cut carbon steel and stainless steel with a thickness up to 2.5mm. Laser cutting for the metal could not be performed by using the early CO2 laser technology.
At the end of the 1980s, fiber laser technology was introduced to the market for commercial purposes, before that, its development had spent almost 2 decades. This technology is now applied for a wide range of applications such as welding, cutting, 3D printing, and so on. Fiber lasers can be accurately controlled to adjust their intensity, time of duration, and heat output, so they really perfect for precision fabrication. Fiber laser technology was developed and introduced to the commercial applications in 2009, the L1Xe fiber laser machine has the capability to cut metal sheet with thickness up to 18mm.
Laser cutting technology has made a great leap forward In its short history, and it continues to develop. With the newest laser technology, it is capable to cut stainless sheets with an extra thickness of up to 100mm. In recent years, laser cutting machines have been used more and more for home and office, it’s not only affordable for industrial applications but also available for small businesses or family workshops.
What Is CNC Laser Cutting Technology?
So far, there are mainly three types of laser cutting technologies, including CO2 laser (also known as gas laser cutting), fiber laser, and Nd: YAG / Nd: YVO laser (vanadate crystal laser cutting), each of them comes with different properties that serve for different materials and purposes. For sheet metal cutting, it needs the cutting type required more heat, and some materials require less power.
Benefits Of Using Laser Cutting Technology
Laser cutting is the ideal option for most fabricators to cut their sheet metal, as with laser cutting technology, you can process metal products with high precision and premium quality. When applying a laser cutting process, you can complete your metalwork with the most efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Following is a list of reasons why we can get benefits when using laser technology to help cut sheet metal for your fabrication.
What To Consider When Using Laser Cutting?
For the better results, you can get from applying the laser cutting technology to cut your material, you need to take some things more into consideration, as applying such a technology is a little challenging and requires some tips to follow:
Why Choose Laser Cutting Services From TBK Metal?
In addition to our laser cutting service, TBK Metal offers an overall solution to help customers easily complete their sheet metal fabrication processes, such as forming, welding, joining, finishing, and so on. Our services come to make the works and communications easier between architects, contractors, designers, fabricators, and project owners, and greatly help the projects go smoothly to be successfully completed. We are a one-stop factory for customers who want to simplify their supply chain, and considerably save time and money for their business, which can largely increase added value in their products.
Our orders are finished on time without sacrificing quality and win customers’ satisfaction as we can manage and organize well every process of our manufacturing. We promise the lead times according to our customer’s specific requirements and the condition of their projects. Feel free to contact us for more information about our sheet metal laser cutting and other fabrication services.