Cutting is a normal procedure that is used in metal fabrication and laser cutting is commonly used due to its many benefits. It is a precise method and the results can be repeated at any time as well. The process can be done quickly and there is a level of cost-effectiveness as well.
In other manufacturing processes, there will be several tools required for the process and there will be several tools exchanged throughout the process. There will be some time taken to exchange tools as well. But in the case of laser cutting, you can use the same set up to cut several different shapes with the same material. So laser cutting has a high level of flexibility. You can achieve a high level of complexity with acrylic laser cutting Melbourne as well.
When compared to traditional mechanical cutting processes, laser cutting is a very quick process. And the speed will not falter even with highly complex designs. This also depends on the power of the laser and the thickness of the material that is being cut. There is so much versatility with the laser cutting process as you can use it for cutting so many different materials such as wood, paper, acrylic, MDF, metals etc. And all of the cutting can be achieved by one machine.
Accuracy and precision are key requirements when it comes to manufacturing processes. You can achieve high accuracy rates with laser cutting. This will not be possible with other thermal cutting methods. You don’t need to do any corrective treatment afterwards to enhance the accuracy. And one of the main benefits is that you can repeat this level of precision any number of times. This allows the manufacturer to create replicas of a product easily without having discrepancies between each product.
This allows you to give a higher value for the product as well. The laser cutting process is highly automated and you will not need much manpower for the process. All you need is one experienced machine operator to ensure the designs required are entered through the computer and the speed of the cutting is managed. You can also purchase machines that come with feeding systems at a higher price but with the ease of advanced automation.
Compared to other mechanical cutting procedures, only the laser comes into contact with the material and therefore, there is no risk of mechanical friction introduced to the process. Oftentimes, with other cutting procedures, the friction generated causes the tools of the machine to wear out after some time.
Quality is a very important aspect when it comes to the manufacturing of a product. When the right set-up is used, the only irregularity you may notice will be a small burr which will not require removal. You have to be aware of the properties of the materials you are cutting and how to adjust the set-up according to them. The reliability of the laser cutting machine is high as the heat affected zone is very small. This allows for reliability in the final product and the results are more or less predictable.