Laser cutting is often the most effective process for cutting plate or sheet metal for sheet metal fabrication, including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and many other alloys. TMS's laser cutting processes incorporate off-line programming and part nesting for material maximization. Our 6KW Mitsubishi Fiber Laser provides, speed, precision, flexibility and value for our customers.Fast set-up time is perfect for one piece or long runs.
Laser cutting is a highly accurate means of cutting metal. Laser is best suited to cutting steel, aluminum and some alloys. For sheet metal and thinner steel, laser is the best choice, it can cut faster and more accurate than most other forms of cutting. The speed of the laser helps keep cost down as most shops charge by the hour. In addition our laser is equipped with an 8 shelf auto loader which allows the machine to run unattended for longer run jobs. This helps keeps handling cost to a minimum and helps reduce scrap.
The effects on the work piece materials are rather minimal due to the small zone of metal affected by the laser beam. However, the effects are due to the high temperature of the laser that change the hardness and the creation of a narrow heat-affected zone.