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Metal laser cutting in Melbourne

December 17 2014

 

Laser cutting was first developed in the 1960s, where it was used for drilling holes in diamond dies (a “die” is a hollow or solid metal form that is used in cutting and shaping of various materials). Since then, significant advances in technology have led to laser cutting being employed in a great many industrial manufacturing applications.

Laser cutting works by directing a high-power laser through an optic lens onto the material to be cut. The movement of the laser is controlled by CNC (computer numerical control) which follows a pre-programmed pattern. The pattern is achieved with little or no distortion to the metal surface with the excess metal either melting, vaporising or burning away, or it is blown away by a jet of gas.

The main advantage of laser cutting is the precise and high-quality clean cut that is achieved without damaging or altering the material it is cutting. Uses are as diverse as cutting mild steel to create gears, chain links and blinds, to thicker stainless steel and construction steel.

Komo Metform Engineering provide the cost-effective and precise metal laser cutting Melbourne manufacturing and industrial businesses rely on. Contact us for all of your metal laser cutting requirements.