One of the many marvels of modern technology, lasers are used in a variety of scientific, medical, and manufacturing applications. Since they were first developed in 1958, lasers have made many important tasks easier, safer, and more efficient. For example, the simple act of cutting can be completed with speed and precision by lasers. Even metals like steel and aluminum are sliced with ease using a laser cutter. Although lasers aren’t critical for the manufacture of metal electrical enclosures, they certainly improve the manufacturing process and the end result. Scroll down to explore the many benefits of laser cutting.
At American Products Contract Manufacturing, we use state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC), 4000-watt lasers. These heavy-duty machines are capable of cutting a variety of materials, including carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and they can accept sheets up to 60″ x 120″.
Benefits of Laser Cutting
Limited Set-Up Time: Our CNC lasers offer a tool-less option, so that we can cut blanks with virtually no set-up time, unlike many alternative methods. Not only does this simplify the chore, but it also speeds up the process and saves you money.
Versatility: Lasers can cut a variety of different materials and thicknesses – often in one operation, simplifying the overall process. Lasers are also capable of tackling complex shapes.
Speed: Lasers can cut metal very quickly and easily, especially when cutting repeat shapes. In addition, they can cut intricate patterns of slots, holes, angles, and other design details very quickly.
Reliability: Laser cutting is highly reliable and efficient, offering excellent positional accuracy and precision. Plus, the laser will not wear during the cutting process, so you won’t have to worry about dulling, ruining, or replacing it. The laser beam will always stay sharp and precise. Finally, computers are typically more reliable than humans, so less operator intervention results in less chance of human error.
Clean Results: Lasers can cut very precise lines with clean-cut edges without burr (rough edges) or the formation of dust. This will limit your clean-up time as well and reduce contamination of the workplace.
Affordability: Due to many of the benefits of laser cutting listed above, like limited set-up time, speed, reliability, and clean results, laser cutting is very affordable. Especially if you need a mass quantity of products, laser cutting can save you money. Finally, because laser cutting is more reliable, there will be less wasted material, resulting in additional savings.
Why not take advantage of the amazing technology available these days? With some help from a laser, you can quickly, inexpensively, and cleanly cut out precise shapes with great versatility and little set-up time.
Finally, if you’re on the hunt for a company that can manufacture premium metal enclosures on your behalf, check out American Products Contract Manufacturing. Manufacturing metal enclosures is our specialty. Our high-quality, innovative enclosures enable our customers to assist the telecommunications industry in expanding and improving their network services. We offer NEMA type 1, type 2, type 3, type 3-R, type 3-X, type 4, and type 4-X metal enclosures, and we form these enclosures from aluminum, galvanized steel, carbon steel, and stainless steel to create a rugged and reliable structure. Give us a call at 1-877-736-2228 to learn more, or request a free quote online.