Decron has a wide range of metal fabrication services available to assist our customers. In this article, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our main and longest fabrication capabilities: laser cutting.
Metal laser cutting is exactly what it sounds like–a laser is used to cut through sheet metal and form different shapes, geometries, and cut edges. Laser cutting is popular in production and industrial manufacturing due to its ability to cut non-ferrous materials with ease, though this method of fabrication is limited by the thickness of the metal or other material being cut.
The benefits of laser cutting
Laser cutting is an excellent type of metal fabrication with many advantages for manufacturers and their customers. Laser cutting is often at least partially automated, making it a reliable process that produces consistent, repeatable results. It can also produce fine, complex details with high precision and clean finishes. Generally, good laser cutting only leaves very small burrs, if any, that don’t affect the performance of the product.
Metal laser cutting is also an efficient process that uses less energy and labor, while still providing fast turnaround times on simple and complex parts. Also, due to this fabrication method’s high precision, metal parts that are machined through laser cutting rarely need post-treatments or finishing. Not only that, but because laser cutting can produce repeatable and consistent results, there’s far less error involved, saving time and effort.
Laser cutting is also much more flexible than other metal fabrication methods. The same equipment setup can be used to cut many different shapes within sheet metal, so long as the material has consistent thickness. This reduces the need for pausing between different cuts to readjust the setup.
Automation also lends itself to many of the other benefits of laser cutting. Automated laser cutting produces higher accuracy and precision, which leads to increased production efficiency and lower costs. It also reduces the chance for error and improves the overall quality of the finished products.
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Decron is a consistent, quality supplier of fabricated metal components for a range of industries. We offer prototyping, custom fabrication, powder coating, and packaging and shipping services to our customers, working with them to understand exactly what they need and how we can help. Check out our website to learn more!