Technical & Material Specifications

Specifications

Advanced Cutting Technology’s investments in the latest laser cutting technology, allows us to be able to cut small to large batches of laser cut parts, be it flat plate, square and rectangular box section, or round tube laser cutting.

Laser cutting is very well suited for the vast majority of materials relevant to many industries and applications. Our lasers can cut materials with a wide range of thicknesses and can be operated in a variety of cutting conditions to achieve cuts a different material thickness. Considering a typically sized laser of 100W, the duration and frequency of the pulses determine the speed of the cut and also the maximum thickness of the cut. This is also related to the feature size—the finer the feature size, the slower and less thick the cut can be, though this is application specific. Generally, our lasers maximum cutting width is 1500mm alongside a maximum sheet size of 1500 x 3000mm.

Advanced Cutting Technology has the ideal machine to meet any requirement, regardless of the type of sheet, metal, or material you may want to process. At Advanced Cutting Technology we provide targeted advice when choosing between the lasers to adhere to your design needs and requirements. We are determined to find the best, most cost-effective solution for you. They key factor when determining which laser is right for you depends on the specifications and materials of your pre-determined project.

Laser Cutting Range & Capability

  • Maximum cutting width – 1500mm
  • Maximum sheet size – 1500 x 3000mm
Material Thickness and Edge Characteristics
3D Cutting  Max workpiece size

2710mm x 1175mm x 300mm

Max pipe diameter 285mm

Mild Steel Smooth edge up to 25mm
Bisalloy Up to 20mm
Stainless Steel Smooth edge up to 16mm.
High Carbon

Steel

Saw Steel

Spring Steel

Smooth edge up to 12mm
High Alloy Steels Smooth edge up to 12mm
Wood / Board Smooth edge with discolouration to a max of 50mm
Acrylic

Polypropylene

Polished edge up to 18mm.

Matt edge up to 40mm

Polycarbonate

Epoxy

Phenolic Abs

Styrene Polyester

Polished edge up to 18mm.

Matt edge up to 40mm

Rubber

Composites

Matt edge up to 25mm
PVC Cannot be cut due to toxicity
Brass / Bronze Up to 3mm thick
Copper Cannot cut
Aluminium Up to 12mm thick
Titanium Up to 10mm thick
Carbon Fibre Up to 6mm thick

As with any process, laser cutting is subject to certain limitations, primarily cutting certain angles in certain orientations. This relates to part thickness, cut quality and the mechanical interference of the equipment.

Advanced Cutting Technology Lasers are tried and tested industrial lasers, durable, and robust. Their cutting edges are of such high quality that they produce burr-free edges, very low surface roughness and are immediately ready for further processing.

Cost Benefits

Reduce your production costs with Advanced Cutting Technology

Advanced Cutting Technology can reduce welding work, the quantity of parts needed and your costs! Our services open up a whole new window of opportunity for your company and can change the way that you design your parts to reduce your overhead costs. Have your parts self fixture and eliminate assembly errors today.

Our laser cutting services and team of experts allow your business to minimise the amount of manufacturing that is required as well as reduce the quantity of parts required for an assembly within your industry. We can help you with an intelligent design that is moving from prototype to production and can offer suggestions on how you might be able to use Advanced Cutting Technology laser cutting.

We also stock a high volume of laser cutting materials which means we probably have the material you need on hand but it also means that we can offer you a competitive price with faster turnarounds. Using our stock materials is the best option for keeping costs lower. We have everything from flat sheet stock to tube based materials.

Advanced Cutting Technology’s laser software also produces super tight nests so waste material is almost eliminated. Common material jobs are nested and cut together, which increases efficiency, reduces changeover time and keeps costs down!

  • The laser cutting profile programme costs less than 0.5% of the die cost.
  • No die storage or maintenance with laser cutting.
  • Minor design changes for laser cutting cost little compared with the cost of changes to hard dies.
  • Tooling costs are eliminated and close nesting of parts enables more economic use of materials.
  • Laser Cut short runs are “off tool” quality and competitive when all hand operation costs are considered.
  • Without the need to tool up
  • short lead times as well as short production runs become viable. Even “one off” laser cut jobs are economical.
  • Special materials can be used with laser cutting which are difficult or impossible to cut by other methods.
  • Special service when time is critical.

Technical Benefits

Laser Cutters Yield New Possibilities. 

Using computerised laser cutting equipment, we are able to produce accurate finishes, even for the most intricate designs. We provide the quality of service essential to produce the highest standard of laser cutting. With over three laser cutting machines and 40 years combined experience, our skilled staff will deliver results you’re sure to be pleased with.

Before laser, the only way to cut metal or other materials was with a saw or scissors. Several metals are too tough to cut, or they are so dense that using a saw is hazardous to the operative and they finish with edges that are unkempt or completed with inaccurate cuts.

Laser cutting technology has transformed many industrial processes and businesses. With Laser cutting, it is now simpler to cut materials of all different types as well as far less hazardous for those who work in the trade. As a much more defined way to cut thick or dense material, laser cutting has copious advantages. It has accelerated many industrial processes and has all but eradicated the need for outdated engineering machinery. Replacing plasma cutting, laser cutting is a much more exact and energy efficient technique of cutting materials, from aluminium to steel.

The Advantages of Laser Cutting

Purposes for laser cutting have increased because of its many advantages of the technology. Laser Cutting technology is efficient and cost-effective. The technology is also multipurpose and can cut various materials including metals, wood, leather, plastic and paper to name a few. Laser cutting is also ideal because of its precision that makes it imaginable to cut very detailed shapes and holes or lines and because it only makes a small kerf.

Some other key advantages are as follows:

High portable speeds and deep diffusion both provide to the high productivity of laser cutting processes. The typical travel speeds for production laser cutting processes are up to 10 meters per minute. Thinner metal sheets ranging from 0.1 to 2 mm are typically cut faster while thicker sheets require lower speeds.

An advantage of the high speeds is that it also decreases heat flow into the surrounding material. With this, heat affected zones (HAZs) are slimmer and therefore there is a lower chance of thermal damage to components.

Once parts are taken from the sheet after cutting, they are usually perfectly prepared for their next task. Edges are clean and ready for assembly or welding etc.

Look at a laser cutter as a very small cutting tool. Since the laser utilizes a highly focused spot, less heat is put into the sheet metal leading to a narrower path of material or HAZ. Narrower HAZs, in turn, lead to cleaner edges and precise cuts to a higher forbearance.

Given that laser cutting is a noncontact process, there is usually little work piece distortion or warping. This produces a high-quality metal sheet.

Laser cutting doesn’t require any hard tools. Hence there is no need for tool storage, tool changeover, and tool sharpening. This reduces costly downtime between jobs and inefficiencies in long runs as well.

Since there are no retooling costs prototypes can be quickly reprogrammed to easily overcome any potential production problems.

Close nesting of parts allows efficient use of materials and the ability to either reduce or even eliminate scrap.

Lastly, laser cutting can easily be repeated and is easy to automate. The process can be simplified by utilising computer-numerically controlled (CNC) manipulators and robots.

Material Specifications

During the laser cutting procedure, there is laser beam used to cut different materials like metal, plastic, wood, rubber, etc. Laser cutting machines are equipped with computer-controlled programming that determines how and where the interface is integrated in the material. The type of laser defines what type and thickness of material it can cut through, because different laser types have different power ranges. Usually, higher power lasers are used on an industrial scale to cut out large sections of sheet metal or plastics, while lower power lasers are used for a wide range of thinner, more potentially flammable materials like paper and card stock, wood, and some plastics.

Our laser cutting is a slitting process with which metallic and non-metallic raw materials of different material thicknesses may be cut. All materials common in industrial processing – from steel to aluminum, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal sheets, all the way to non-metal materials such as plastics, glass, wood, or ceramics – can be cut safely and in high quality with our lasers.

Advanced Cutting Technology are capable of laser cutting a variety of materials including:

Metals

Lasers have the least thermal effect on metals than of all the thermal cutting processes. Laser cut edges are finished with precise quality, with no need of further deburring or grinding. Metal materials are ideally cut with our lasers including: mild steel up to 20mm, carbon steel up to 20mm as well as alloy and tool steel. Steels that are known as conventionally difficult to machine can be laser cut regardless of their hardness.

Organics (Plastics)

The intense heat source of our lasers break down the polymer chains of plastic to provide fast, accurate cutting. In acrylics, laser cutting provides a very clean mirror finished edge that requires no further work.

Composites

Lightweight fibre reinforced polymers are difficult to machine with conventional cutting tools and the non-contact cutting properties of the laser are more readily suited to them. We are more than capable to produce accurate and precise finished fibre products.

Rubber

The laser quickly vaporises both natural gum and synthetic rubber in thickness up to 19mm allowing precise laser cutting for items such as gaskets.

Wood

Timber, plywood and particle board all have advantages when cut with the efficiency of a laser. At Advanced Cutting Technology we are capable of cutting through a variety of wooden elements with our state of the art technology.

Plus Laser Cutting of the following

Cardboard, leather, paper, the possibilities for laser cutting are as broad as the human imagination. Our experts in laser design and specification can help ensure your project comes to life.

Laser cutting jobs are versatile and virtually anything can be cut with Advanced Cutting Technology lasers, from delicate material such as fabric, plastic, and paper, to other tougher materials like wood, metal, and stainless steel. And best of all, our laser cutting jobs with the precision high quality laser systems take no time at all and requires minimal human intervention.

We also produce test laser cuts for the establishment of edge finish – free of charge. Our quotes consist of a programme charge and a laser cutting charge. The scale of charge varies according to the volume of work and the terms of the period of the order.

We’re Ready To Help You With Your Laser Cutting Needs!

Contact us today to find out if your imaginative design and material could be a perfect fit to our laser beams – or we can help suggest which material could be. With accuracy for intricate art designs in metal, plastics and more – the combinations are endless!

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