Whilst copper laser cutting is traditionally a difficult process, our fibre optic laser technology means we are able to cut brass, copper and bronze up to 10 mm thick.
How is laser cutting copper different from other metals?
Laser cutting reflective ‘yellow metals’ such as copper, bronze, and brass can be a difficult process. The reason is that these materials are highly conductive and, to a laser beam, very reflective.
This means that when the infrared laser light touches the copper, the first thing that often happens is that the copper reflects the laser beam, reducing its efficiency in the process.
As well as this, the material conducts the heat away from where the fibre laser hits, which also reduces the ability to cut. However the nitrogen cutting gas produced by our fibre laser cutting machines mean that even the most reflective metals can be effectively cut.
What is the maximum cutting size for laser-cut copper?
Up to 2000mm x 1000mm is standard with a maximum thickness of 10mm.
What is the cutting edge quality of laser cutting brass and copper?
Our laser cutter is able to achieve a high-quality cut edge on thinner materials, leaving a very smooth finish. The edge quality degrades slightly on thicker material, however our fibre lasers are still able to meet the requirements of most companies who need copper laser cutting.
Why use Yorkshire Laser for laser cutting copper?
With over 30 years’ worth of experience, we have built a reputation for high-quality finishes, fast turnarounds, and reliability. Our client base ranges from aerospace to defence and we always take time to fully understand what you require. For more information regarding laser cutting mild steel, copper or brass, contact us today.