All About Laser Cutting

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All About Laser Cutting

  1. 1. Learn all about…Laser Cutting<br />Brought to you by Fedtech.com<br />Your Partner in Manufacturing<br />
  2. 2. What is laser cutting?<br />Laser cutting uses a resonator to create a beam of light <br />The light is transmitted through a series of mirrors to a cutting head<br />It then goes through a lens that focuses the laser beam through a diameter of roughly .015” <br />This is what is used to cut through the material of choice<br />
  3. 3. What type of material?<br />Generally laser cutting is best for thin material <br />This includes: <br />Carbon Steel <br />Stainless Steel<br />Thin Aluminum<br />We cut up to 1” thick…<br />Aluminum up to 1/8”<br />Carbon Steel up to 1”<br />Stainless Steel up to 5/8”<br />
  4. 4. Common Applications<br />Laser cutting is most often seen in industries that demand a lot of thin metal parts<br />This includes: <br />Automotive<br />Architectural<br />Retail Displays<br />Art and Structural<br />Medical<br />
  5. 5. Why use laser cutting?<br />Laser cutting generally has:<br />Shorter lead times than waterjet<br />Less consumable costs <br />No tooling overhead expenses<br />Very tight tolerances (±.0012) for cutting intricate details<br />Lights-out capability<br />
  6. 6. Some Laser Cut Projects<br />
  7. 7. Some Laser Cut Projects<br />
  8. 8. Some Laser Cut Projects<br />
  9. 9. Thank you!<br />Do you have questions on laser cutting? <br />Email us at Sarahw@fedtech.com<br />Follow us on Twitter!<br />@Fedtechinc<br />View our YouTube laser cutting videos: <br />User: Waterjetter08<br />

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