Reduced lead times & improved quality
Customers of leading sheet metal sub-contractor Accurate Laser Cutting are already reaping the benefits of the firm’s ground-breaking investment in a 10kW fiber laser.
Following the installation of their first 6kW 4m x 2m fiber laser in 2015, their most recent purchase replaced their old CO2 laser cutting facility to form a full fiber line up at their Oldbury headquarters.
“Now that our 10kW fiber cutting system is in full production, CO2 technology has lost its place on our shop floor.”
With an additional cutting capacity of 3m x 1.5m, the high performance equipment is the first machine of such speed & power to be installed in the U.K. Through this combination, phenomenal cutting speeds of up to 60 metres per minute can be achieved.
“In the bigger picture, these faster processing speeds release more capacity for us to deliver consistently short lead times & offer improved levels of service all round.” explains company director Jon Till.
In the case of the 10kW machine, it is capable of clean cutting mild steel up to 15mm. This is ideal for customers who require an oxidation free edge on their parts for any further secondary operation processes. The fiber laser can also process non-ferrous materials such as copper & brass to a superior standard and aluminium & stainless steel up to 30mm thick.