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Benefits of Laser Cutting
30th July 2020

Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, most commonly through optics, and they are computer-controlled, utilising CNC technology. The focused beam is directed at the material, burning, vaporizing away or blowing away metal by a jet of gas, leaving a clean edge with a high-quality finish. Many businesses are embracing this technology, and it has many benefits compared to mechanical cutting.

 

Improve accuracy

With a high-quality laser cutter machine, the workpiece is easily held in place without any movement from vibrations. This is a major advantage of manual and mechanical cutting as it leaves little room for error, so you can complete simple and complex cuts precisely first time, preventing wastage. 

 

Speed up tedious processes

With little manpower required, modern laser cutting machinery is highly automated, meaning you can cut complex shapes without the need for tooling. When compared to other cutting methods, laser cutting technology doesn’t just reduce labour costs, it also drastically speeds up processes and increases quality.

 

Embrace versatility

Laser cutting machines can be used to cut r engrave a wide range of materials, such as metals, MDF, wood, plywood, plastics stone, glass, fabric, paper and card. Fortunately, with so many innovative models available from leading manufacturers, it’s much easier to find a machine that’s just right for the materials that you’re working with and the amount of cutting or engraving needed.

 

Simplicity

Most laser cutting machines are not difficult to use, and while training will be required for workers who have not used these machines before, the process is actually very simple. Most machines are usable with a variety of data formats too, allowing you to integrate your new machine into existing processes easily.

 

More power and productivity

A higher laser power usually leads to faster throughput times as well as heightened efficiency, yet most models will play a pivotal role in maximising productivity, purely because you’re able to cut the metal smoothly and precisely. Many machines even come with feeding systems as well as follow-up conveyors.

 

Save money

By upgrading to laser cutting and engraving technology, you can reduce labour, save space, speed up processes and improve productivity. As a result, you will save a significant amount of money. Fortunately, laser machines have dropped in price in recent years, making them more accessible to businesses of all sizes.

If you’d like to find the right machine for your requirements, our “What laser?” page can guide you through the options, but if you have any questions or would like to learn more about a particular model, our friendly team are always on hand to help.

You can send us a message here or call us on 0844 800 4727.

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