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Laser cutting has proved itself to be superior as compared to other traditional metals. It works flawlessly on stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals. Explore the benefits of laser cutting metal products. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 5 Benefits of Using Lasers for Cutting Metal Products

5 Benefits of Using Lasers for Cutting Metal
Greetings! You are probably reading this blog as
you are in the profession of metal fabrication.
Or, you are exploring different methods of sheet
metal fabrication. Well, metal cutting is one of
the most crucial processes of metal cutting. And
only by cutting the metal, you
can give it the needed shape or size. Laser
cutting is one of the most popular methods of
shaping a metal. Also, by using good quality
laser parts for example, Mazak Laser Spare
Parts, you can make the laser cutting process
effective. Since its advent days, laser cutting
has proved itself to be superior as compared to
other traditional metals. It works flawlessly on
stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals. And
the best part about it? It is highly accurate,
has a small width groove and a small heat zone
that enables the metal cutting professionals to
cut the parts they want precisely. Today, we
will explore the benefits of laser cutting metal
products. Also, do not confine these benefits
merely to laser metal cutting. They are also
applicable to other products.
A Warp Free Finish Before the advent of lasers,
unfinished edges are warps were often a problem.
This was majorly because the other equipment had
huge heat zones that resulted into the
production of unfinished edges. Further
distortion of these products would result into a
mediocre production. But as professionals
embraced lasers, there were rarely any chances
of distortion. The reason behind it were high
processing speed and a small heat emitting zone.
So, if you seek flawless edges to your metal
product, you know what to go for!
Save on Tool Costs Quite contrary to shear and pun
ch cutting machines do not need hard tools.
Being a lean method, it minimizes the chances of
changing and maintaining tools. However, if you
think that you need to replace any of the parts,
you can find Prima laser parts for your CNC
machines easily. As there is no hard tooling
needed, you can cut the most intricate shapes at
a much swifter speed. There are several websites
that offer laser spare parts at cost effective
Less Scrap, More Savings Some metal cutting tools
need some space on the either sides of the metal.
Which is usually a border of a 1/2" or more. But
this results into a lot of scrap and wastage
material. When it comes to laser, if the parts
have a common cutting line, you can cut it in one
go. So, there is no scrap. Furthermore, if you
want scrap free cutting, you can use cutting
techniques like tabbing, leadin, leadout etc.
You can also conduct RD and find out about the
methods that can help you save the
metal. Create Customized Products The best part
about laser cutting is that it provides
the professionals with a lot of scope for
customization. They can punch huge and small
holes and create the most intricate shapes.
If you are a sheet metal cutter, all you need to
do is conceptualize the design and have a clear
idea about the shape you want to have.
Thereafter, you can cut the metal sheet exactly
the way you want. It is very important to have
good quality laser consumables if you want a
good output. Make Last Minute
Changes It often happens that the product might ne
ed last minute changes. Now, if you do not want
to distort the product further, laser cutters
can come of great help. In case you want to make
a metal shape larger or need to cut a narrow
line, you can make the changes in the software
without changing the tool. Thereafter, you will
be able to make last minute changes with ease.
However, a skill like this asks for a lot of
experience. So, even if the tool in question is
good, one needs to be an expert for making such
We hope that the above benefits gave you some
insights about using laser machines and for your
metal cutting tasks. Make sure you make that cut
above the rest! About Author Steve M Glassner
is the General manager of Alternative Parts Inc,
the leading manufacturer and distributor of
machine parts for Amada, Trumpf and various
other brand including Mazak laser consumables.
Steve is a Machine Tools industry enthusiast and
frequently writes about various aspects of the
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