We have an Amada LCG-3015 AJ 2kW fibre laser with a working range of 3000mm x 1500mm with sheet load/unload facilities and a nitrogen generation plant. It can cut materials from 0.45mm up to:-
10mm in mild steel
8mm in stainless steel
6mm in aluminium.
6mm in copper
4mm in brass
This machine is fast, flexible and since no tooling is required, sheet usage is optimised and job change over times minimised for maximum efficiency. It is now our main production machine complimented by our Amada CNC punching machine for jobs with forms such as dimples.
The machine can cut reflective materials such as copper and brass and because the assist gas is mainly nitrogen, discoloration and oxidization of sheet edges is eliminated so no further preparation is required for painting or plating.