Laser cutting is a subtractive precision CNC machining technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut materials. It is commonly used in industrial and commercial applications, including contract manufacturing and prototypes to production manufacturing projects for industries including aerospace, defense, OEM parts and more. There are numerous benefits and advantages to using laser cutting over traditional manufacturing methods such as milling or grinding. Let’s take a closer look:
Laser cutting is extremely precise, with tolerances of less than 0.001″ (0.025mm). This high level of precision is due to the fact that the laser beam does not wear out or deform during the laser cutting process like other tools can and often do.
Laser cutting is an environmentally friendly, lean manufacturing process that produces very little waste material. The majority of “waste” is vaporized by the laser beam.
Laser cutting is a very versatile precision CNC machining process that can be used on a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, wood, and glass.
Want to learn more about laser cutting? The friendly and knowledgeable machinists at JW Machine are eager to talk with you. We are an ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop delivering prototypes to production manufacturing and contract manufacturing projects for a wide variety of industries. Our precision CNC machining capabilities include laser cutting, laser engraving, CNC milling, CNC turning, close tolerance machining, small part machining, and more. Give us a call to discuss your next project and learn about how our team can partner with you today!