November 9, 2016

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting is a process in which a high-powered laser is used to cut or engrave objects from wood, plastic, metal and other materials. Salamander can apply laser cutting to metals using the very latest technology.

There are endless advantages to using fibre optic laser cutting; one being that it can precisely and accurately cut through the chosen material, resulting in a concise and neat finish due to the ultra fine beam.

Computer Aided Design can assist with design and drafting of the parts or products, resulting in lower product development costs. CAD and computer controlled software operating modern laser cutters is also a bonus, as this technology can easily cut out intricate shapes.

Fibre optic laser cutters have an increased cutting speed (typically twice as fast!) and cut quality over the conventional CO2 lasers. In addition, they’re more economically friendly as they can save 70% on electricity, 45% on gas, and efficiency is improved by 200% compared to a standard CO2 cutter. This works in your favour as it saves you on running costs!

Salamander Fabrications use the brand new Bystronic BySprint Fibre Laser Cutter with a loading system which allows for unmanned running; enabling flexibility and efficient sheet metal laser cutting. This state-of-the-art machine has a cutting range of 3048mm x 1524mm. The maximum sheet metal thickness that can be laser cut is 20mm in mild steel, 15mm in stainless steel and 12mm in aluminium with an accuracy of 0.1mm. Salamander Fabrications can also cut materials such as brass and copper, in addition to the more standard metals.

Salamander Fabrications are able to handle sheet metal laser cutting jobs across Yorkshire, Lancashire, North West, North East and Derbyshire. Contact us for enquiries on sheet metal laser cutting or if you would like to visit our factory

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