Operational benefits of laser cutting
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
In simple words, the laser is a beam of highly energized electromagnetic radiations. Over the time, with technological progressions, humans have worked out many uses of the laser. From cosmetic surgeries to manufacturing processes, laser technology is now used in every domain.
If we particularly talk about manufacturing processes, then the laser is being used as a cutting tool for various materials. Whether it’s a thick timber board or a sheet of stainless steel, laser cutting can come in handy to streamline the overall manufacturing process. We are going to discuss some of the operational benefits of laser cutting in this blog.
With conventional cutting, it is an ongoing task for the operator to keep the work-piece affixed in a right direction. Many times the whole work-piece render useless because it slides or moves during the process and gets sectioned in the wrong dimension. By using laser cutting, one can overcome this issue. After setting the work-piece in the right direction just the once, operators can easily carry out all their sectioning work with laser cutting without worrying about its position.
Contractors can also save a lot of time by employing laser cutting in the place of traditional cutting of scissors and axes other heating mechanisms. Since no physical force is required in laser cutting, therefore operators can complete the whole cutting process in lesser time. The quick action of laser cutting doesn’t mean it compromises on the accuracy of the process. Amid its speedy action, laser cutting provides better precision than traditional cutters.
No Material Deformation and Contamination
Conventional cutting and separation processes heat up a sizable portion of the work-piece at the point of contact. The resultant melting at the given area actually becomes a deformation as the cutting concludes. Such sectioned work-pieces, even with minor deformations, can’t be used in the assembly of precision equipment. With laser cutting, the heated up contacted area remains negligible in size. Therefore, manufacturers can use this method of cutting to avoid any material deformation.
In addition, laser cutting also protects the work-piece from any possible contamination. Different material contaminations (e.g. corrosion) are pretty common with traditional cutting where cutting tool comes in contact with the object. Laser cutting, on the other hand, is completely contactless.
Cutting machines operate on traditional technologies consume a whole lot of energy, which means an increased recurrent cost for the business in the form of hiked up utility bills. Laser cutting tools comparative requires lesser energy. So, by adopting laser cutting processes, businesses can not only get optimal manufacturing results, but they can also contain their energy expenses.
A lot of work-related injuries are attributed to traditional cutting tools. On the other hand, laser cutting limits the chances of such injuries because they are usually operated through computer-driven systems with least human intervention. Controlling cutting operations through computers save a lot of work time as well.
To incorporate all these benefits in your manufacturing process, get in touch with Action Stainless and Alloy, Inc, that provides laser cutting services in the states of Texas, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.
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