Laser cutting involves using a focused laser beam to heat materials in a localised area, cutting the metal by burning it to the desired shape. The main advantage of this cutting process is the fine level of cutting detail that can be achieved thanks to fibre laser cutters.
Yorkshire Laser is one of the UK’s leading sheet metal laser cutting companies, accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards. Our reputation is built on reliably supplying your laser cutting solutions on time, and within budget. We will quote within 24 hours and deliver the next day.
The Benefits of Sheet Metal Laser Cutting
The benefits of using a sheet metal laser cutting service are numerous and include:
- High-speed laser cutting capabilities in mild steel, stainless steel, galvanised and Zintec
- A superior edge finish compared to punching or shearing
- Advancements in laser technology mean that there is no need to de-burr or finish even when cutting thick materials
- No need to exchange tools for each separate cut made with fibre lasers
- The computer numerical control laser head allows for higher levels of precision compared to other thermal methods such as plasma cutting which are commonly used in the metal cutting industry
- Cutting speed can be adapted depending on material thickness
- Laser processing allows for the ability to create intricate detail, etching or marking – you can be artistic!
- Ability to create complex shapes affordably through industrial cutting
- Tolerances of +/- 0.1mm are achievable in varied material thickness
- Our laser generator means localised heat distortion is reduced
- Achieve a polished edge on stainless steel using a nitrogen assist gas
- Compared to mechanical slitting processes, a laser allows products to be produced faster and the need for post-processing on the cutting edge
- Laser cutting works on highly reflective materials such as copper
How does laser cutting work?
The pulsed laser beam is a column of high-intensity light, generated from electrically stimulated gas mixtures mostly comprising of carbon dioxide, that is directed through computer numerical controls toward the material. The process involves using a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern that is to be cut onto the material.
A high-power laser is generated at the power source and carried to the cutting head, where the laser power is amplified and concentrated into a narrow straight line. The laser is then mounted on a gantry system where designs can be reproduced with great accuracy, even when there is a large number of curves and angles involved.
An experienced laser cutting company
With 15 years of expertise, we know our stuff when it comes to the laser cutting process. We also know you don’t stay at the top of the laser-cut steel league without investing in your team, your technology and your business. Our advanced laser cutting machines can cut, kiss cut and engrave and can be combined with a variety of materials.
Yorkshire Laser’s team of expert designers can work on complete projects from start to finish, or we can offer a subcontract service to other sheet metal fabrication companies searching for the accuracy and quality our machines offer.
We’re proud of the laser cutting technology we have invested in – it helps us stay ahead of the game.
- Bystronic Byspeed is particularly suited to processing and finishing sheet material where it can achieve acceleration to 2g.
- Bystronic Bystar 4.4kw resonator enables us to process large sheet metals up to 4 metres by 2 metres in size.
Precision sheet metal work through the use of a laser beam
If that wasn’t enough, Yorkshire Laser and Fabrication has Material Resource Planning (MRP) software.
MRP helps us deliver a reliable and cost-effective service by:
- Accurately planning the order to process jobs on time
- Giving us a live overview of what’s happening with every customer’s job, day and night
- Giving us the ability to accurately quote lead times at the point of order
- Giving us full traceability of all parts manufactured
- Ensuring that repeat order parts are right each and every time
- Reduce costs to deliver a better service to you
Materials suitable for our laser cutting machines
- Mild steel laser cutting
- Stainless steel laser cutting
- Aluminium laser cutting
- Galvanised steel and Zintec laser cutting
With more than 17 years of laser cutting experience, our expert team has the job knowledge needed to ensure we not only fulfil but hopefully surpass your sheet metal profiling expectations.