10 Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Cutting

Here at Laser 24, we are incredibly passionate about what we do. We are dedicated to the laser cutting industry and are enormously proud of our knowledgeable team, providing laser cutting and press braking solutions to your projects.  Established for over a decade and over a century of industry experience, we have finely tuned our processes and can offer both outstanding efficiency and accuracy.

We are often asked about our high-performance capabilities, and so we have put together our top ten most commonly asked questions.

Why use a fibre laser to cut materials?

Laser cutting has a huge advantage over alternative cutting methods. Cutting using a laser is as quick as it is economical, while offering incredible accuracy.

As a modern method of cutting, the field of laser cutting is constantly developing and advancing. The benefits grow as the industry grows – and Laser 24 is proud to invest in the latest technologies as they’re released, so you can feel confident you’re getting the best quality cut, at high-speeds and the most affordable price.

What machinery do you use to cut?

Our range of machinery represents the most up-to-date laser cutting technology available. We have the Bystronic ByStar 12kW Fiber Laser, and a Bystronic ByStar 10kW Fiber Laser.

Last year we invested in a Timesavers 22, to ensure an efficient method of deburring the profile surface. When cut by laser, we can then deburr the laser cut profiles to a high-quality finish all in one process.

We can also provide a folding service for your parts with our 80tonne Xpert Bystronic Press Brake.

How accurate is laser cutting?

Fiber laser cutting is the ideal technology for cutting flat sheet metal, as it can provide minutely detailed accuracy.

A fiber laser cut line, programming the laser to cut to no width can be as small as 0.3mm. When compared to alternative cutting methods, such as Electro Discharge Machining, The Bystronic ByStars produce a more accurate process.

What materials can you cut?

We can supply several materials, in many thicknesses, grades and finishes. From mild steel and aluminium, to copper and brass, and much more.

We stock up to 65 tonnes of high-quality flat sheet metal at any one time and can help you identify the right material for your project – and to keep things economical, we only charge you for the material you use.

We can also accept free issue material if you want to supply your own, provided it passes our quality checks.

To learn more about the materials we stock, visit our materials page.

What is the thinnest and thickest flat sheet you can supply and laser cut?

The thickness our lasers can cut depends on the material we’re working with. Thanks to our Bystronic ByStar 12kW Fiber Laser, we can cut up to 30mm thick in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. The thinnest material we can cut is 0.5mm in steel and aluminium.

The largest part size we can cut is 2970 x 1470 mm, depending on the part, material and thickness of the sheet required.

Get in touch to discuss your project requirements.

How can I send you my enquiry?

We accept CAD files, which we programme into our software. Laser cutting materials requires the digital file to be provided in a vector format – ideally in a DXF, DWG, NC or STP file formats. This is due to the laser cutter following cut paths defined by the software. PDFs can be accepted too, this depends on the size of the project, call our team today to discuss – 01268 733 883

I don’t have a CAD drawing – can you help?

If you don’t have a CAD drawing, we can accept a dimensioned PDF. If you have neither of these files, we can work with you to create a drawing, this is dependent on the number of laser cut profiles you require.

Our expert Programming Office is on hand to help with your requirements – get in touch for more information on our services.

How quickly can you create a component?

Laser24 works tirelessly to produce parts and components as quickly and efficiently as possible. When we provide a quote, we will also provide an accurate lead time. When you place your order, we will confirm these lead times so that you can track your order and be confident you’ll have your component when you need it.

The lead time itself will depend on how busy our Production Team are, and the material you require – but the process generally takes just a few days.

If you need your parts delivered faster than the lead time specified, get in touch and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Can I see some examples of your work?

Absolutely! You can view case studies from Laser24 as well as reading real feedback from our happy customers. See our fast, accurate and affordable laser cutting services in action on our projects page, or keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

From simple signage to large-scale sculptures – our factory has worked on a huge variety of projects.

How do I get a quote?

For more information on the services we provide, our capabilities or to find out how we can help you with your next project, please call our team on 01268 733 883 or email sales@laser24.co.uk today.