You need a reliable and precise CNC laser cutting service, but don’t know where to turn. You’ve probably heard horror stories about services that missed deadlines, delivered poor quality products, or simply couldn’t be counted on.
ABT Metals is the answer. We are a family-owned business with over 25 years of experience in the metal industry, so we know a thing or two about CNC laser cutting. We use the latest technology to deliver high-quality products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. What’s more, we offer competitive prices and quick turnaround times. So, if you need a CNC laser cutting service you can trust, look no further than ABT Metals.
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Laser cutting provides metal manufacturers to create precision parts and components extremely efficiently. Whether you need to mass produce metal parts for your product, or need a design cut into a piece of steel for aesthetic reasons, ABT Metals can help you. Our team of knowledgeable professionals will work with you to help you develop, design, and manufacture the metal parts you need in a timely manner. Our engineers will work with you to ensure that we develop an optimized process that will save you money and limit waste.
If you are in need of laser cutting services for the metal or steel parts that you require, contact us for a production quote today. ABT Metals can handle all of your metal manufacturing needs in house. We look forward to helping you with all of your laser cutting and metal manufacturing needs.
What is CNC Laser Cutting?
CNC laser cutting is a type of computer-controlled metalworking process that uses a high-powered laser to cut flat, rigid materials like metals and plastics. This technology allows for extremely precise and accurate cuts, making it an ideal choice for applications that require precision or tight tolerances. With the right CNC laser cutting service, you can achieve any custom shapes or designs that you need.
What type of Metal is CNC Laser Cutting Suited for?
There are a number of metals that work well with laser cutting, including aluminum, stainless steel, mild steel, brass, and copper. The material type you choose will determine the precision and quality of your finished product as well as how long it takes to complete. For example, aluminum is relatively easy to cut and can be done quickly, while brass is more difficult to work with and will take longer to finish.
What are the Advantages of CNC Laser Cutting?
There are many advantages to using CNC laser cutting over other methods, such as:
Precision: Lasers can produce very precise and accurate cuts, making them ideal for applications that require high tolerances.
Speed: CNC laser cutting technology allows you to cut your material much faster than manual methods. This means you can quickly and efficiently produce the parts that you need.
Versatility: The ability to achieve any desired shape or design makes this a very versatile process, allowing it to be used in a wide range of applications.
Cost-effective: CNC laser cutting can save you money by reducing the amount of waste material produced.
What are the Disadvantages of CNC Laser Cutting?
While there are many advantages to using CNC laser cutting, there are also some disadvantages, such as:
High initial investment: The initial cost of a laser cutter can be quite high, making it a less viable option for small businesses or hobbyists.
Complexity: This technology can be complex to use and requires skilled operators. This means that it may not be the best choice for simple projects. However, our expert technicians are very skilled when it comes to helping you realize metalworking special projects.
Limited material choices: Not all materials are suitable for laser cutting, so you may need to use other methods for certain projects.
How Does CNC Laser Cutting Work?
CNC laser cutting works by focused a high-powered laser beam onto the material that you want to cut. The heat from the laser melts or vaporizes the material, allowing it to be cut into any desired shape or design. This process is controlled by a computer, which means that it is highly precise and accurate.
What are the Steps in a CNC Laser Cutting Process?
There are four basic steps in a CNC laser cutting process:
- Setup: The first step is to set up the machine and material. This includes loading the material onto the bed and aligning it with the cutting path.
- Cutting: The next step is to actually cut the material. This is done by focusing the laser beam onto the material and moving it along the desired cutting path.
- Finishing: Once the cutting is complete, the final step is to remove any remaining debris or material from the bed.
- Cleaning: The last step is to clean the machine and bed, which helps to prevent any potential damage or wear.
Applications for CNC Laser Cutting
CNC laser cutting has a wide range of applications, including:
- Automotive: This technology is often used in the automotive industry to create custom car parts or to mass-produce parts for assembly.
- Aerospace: CNC laser cutting is also commonly used in the aerospace industry to create aircraft parts or other components.
- Electronics: Electronics manufacturers can also use this technology to create custom circuit boards and other related products.
- Medical: CNC laser cutting can be used to create custom medical devices or to mass-produce parts for assembly.
- Jewelry: This technology can be used to create custom jewelry or to mass-produce parts for assembly.
- Arts and crafts: CNC laser cutting can also be used to create custom arts and crafts projects, such as engraving or etching.
What to Consider When Choosing a CNC Laser Cutting Service
There are several factors to consider when choosing a CNC laser cutting service, including:
The experience and expertise of the provider: It is important to choose a provider with the necessary experience and expertise to complete your project.
The type of laser cutter: There are many different types of laser cutters on the market, so it is important to choose one that is appropriate for your project.
The size of the machine: The size of the machine will determine the maximum size of the project that you can undertake.
The price: The cost of the service will vary depending on the provider, so it is important to get quotes from multiple providers before making a decision.
Metal Laser Cutting Service
One of the best ways to create accurate cuts in metal is to use a CNC Laser cutting machine. Laser cutters are able to make quick work of complex shapes that need to be cut into metal plates or metal sheets. These state of the art machines generate an invisible laser beam that is then focused onto the surface of a sheet of metal in order to cut it. The laser moves across the stationary piece of metal while vaporizing material using the infrared laser beam. A gas, typically nitrogen or oxygen is then used to remove the molten material away from the sheet or plate of metal. Using our laser cutters allows us to make faster cuts and speed up the rate of production considerably.
Laser Cutting Equipment
ABT Metals utilizes HDF series, all-solid-state, fiber optic lasers. Our lasers are capable of cutting mild steel up to 1” thick and aluminum & stainless steel up to 7/16″ thick. Our lasers have bed sizes up to 80” x 160”. The all-solid-state fiber laser allows us to cut “brown” metals and highly reflective metals that we’re difficult to cut with CO2 lasers in the past.
Our CAD/CAM software has all the tools to import or draw parts, and automatically prepare and optimize the different geometries for the laser cutting process. A state of the art nesting program determines the most efficient use of material, giving you minimum waste and maximum value for your parts.
Laser Cutting Services at ABT Metals
Here at ABT Metals we will be more than happy to create a process that will allow us to produce your part efficiently. Our engineers will find ways to reduce waste while also increasing the rate of production. This will end up saving you money in the long run. If you have any questions about the capabilities of the laser cutting services at ABT Metals, or would like to request a quote for production of your metal part, contact us today. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.
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If you are interested in learning more about our CNC laser cutting services, or if you would like to get a quote for your project, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements and provide you with a proposal. Thank you for your interest in our services!