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Laser cutting benefits

Tesko Laser Division lasers easily handle customer laser cutting and metal fabrication needs for carbon, stainless, and non-ferrous metals in both sheet and plate. There are many benefits to laser-cutting service providers that directly translate to the process end-users. The identified benefits are grouped by category for easy review.

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Production

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Tooling and design

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Manufacturing efficiency

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Other benefits


Production

  • Improved parts production and reduced part distortion as a result of the small Heat Affected Zones (HAZ).

  • Increased ability to process materials due to the non-contacting cutting process.

  • Improved and efficient part nesting capability due to narrow "kerf" width and programming flexibility.

  • Enhanced intricate part cutting ability due to narrow "kerf" width.

  • Improved cutting abilities provides sealed edges and striation free edges — important for meeting tolerances specified, reducing rework, and improving the look of the piece.

  • Greatly improved part production repeatability and accuracy from computer programmed repetition of motion.

  • Improved component quality due to laser cutting total part repeatability.

  • Reduced to virtually zero machining damage created by dross (burr) on the bottom side of the material improving product quality and minimizing secondary polishing or finishing requirements due to the laser cutting process' ability to regulate the power, feed rates, and gas assist ratios.

  • Improved ability to cut intricate, complex, shapes due to the laser's X, Y, and Z axis travel ability.

  • Reduced part damage, especially for delicate parts, since the laser-cutting process is non-contact.

  • Improved ability to cut most materials due to the non-contact cutting process, providing metal fabricators with increased opportunities.

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Tooling and design

  • Greatly reduced tool wear due to the non-contact cutting process.

  • Improved ease and speed of part design modifications due to the elimination of the need for tooling rework.

  • Simplified the design and manufacturing process.

  • Improved capabilities to take an idea and turn it into a finished part, without tooling.

  • Enhanced ability to design complex parts that are too difficult to make with conventional tools. The focused laser beam, as small as .003", produces intricate detail and very sharp corners.

  • Elimination of time-consuming setup changes or expensive tooling.

  • Significantly improved capabilities to provide fast, inexpensive prototyping, since laser cutting requires little or no hard tooling.

  • Improved ability to perform rapid design changes due to the programming flexibility of laser machines.

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Manufacturing efficiency

  • Increased per part savings due to low fixture costs, high feed rates, and multi-axis capabilities.

  • Increased saving due to more efficient utilization of materials.

  • Improved yield, more parts per sheet with less scrap, due to the narrow kerf (cut) width that increases the efficiency of part layouts.

  • Reduced expense and increased efficiency producing prototypes, small runs, and large runs since there is no tooling involved.

  • Increased ability to react quickly to market pressures and produce small quantities maintaining strong business relations.

  • Improved processing since multiple jobs can be combined and cut in a single batch.

  • Greatly reduced setup times since laser cutting service providers can have an entire part programmed, set up, and cut out in the same time it takes to get one hole set up and punched out on a typical punch press.

  • Improved accuracy, consistency, control, and flexibility.

  • Increased speed and higher cutter throughput in most circumstances.

  • Improved part cost competitiveness due to low fixture costs, high feed rates, multi-axis capability and minimal downtime.

  • Reduced order filling times since laser cut components often require no edge cleaning, making them ready for immediate shipment and end-user service.

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Other benefits

  • Reduced inventory due to typical efficiency of production runs.

  • Improved part appearance since a laser's minimal Heat Affected Zone eliminates distortion.

  • Reduced employee/operator training and expertise since computer-controlled tools do not require as a high a level of training or expertise providing easier hiring and possibly reducing payrolls.

  • Improved ability to react or adapt to changing production needs.

  • Decreased risk of injury compared to many mechanical cutting methods.

  • Decreased noise, translating to improved work environments.

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When you need to find a laser cutting services vendor that can take care of your critical production needs, contact Tesko Laser and we'll be glad to help you solve your laser cutting problems.

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