Application of Laser Machine in sheet metal Industry

The sheet metal industry is a comprehensive cold processing technology for metal sheets with a thickness of less than 6mm. The sheet metal industry mainly includes cutting, punching, cutting, composting, folding, welding, riveting, splicing, forming and other processing techniques. The salient feature of work piece processing in the sheet metal industry is the same thickness of the same part. Laser cutting machines rely on the advantages of superb processing technology and higher processing accuracy, so they are widely used in sheet metal processing industry.

Processing Advantages of Laser Cutting Technology in the Sheet Metal Processing

Disadvantages of traditional sheet metal cutting: The traditional method of sheet metal processing is the process of cutting, punching and bending. Among them, the punching process requires a large number of molds. In terms of accuracy, the accuracy of traditional sheet metal processing methods is difficult to meet the increasing accuracy requirements, especially the flatness of the cutting edge. In terms of time, mold processing requires a certain design and manufacturing cycle, and the product has a certain trial production cycle, which delays a lot of time. Economically, with a large number of molds, the cost of the product will increase accordingly, resulting in a waste of cost

Sheet metal processing is mostly used by large and medium-sized enterprises. The characteristics of diversified products, high requirements and urgent goods demanded by users put forward new requirements for sheet metal processing methods. The traditional sheet metal processing includes shearing, blanking, and bending processes, which require a lot of molds, so a lot of time and capital costs are wasted. Therefore, the traditional processing method is not enough to meet the needs of users. Laser cutting is an efficient and high-quality flexible processing technology. Compared with traditional processing methods, laser cutting is simpler, more flexible, and has lower operating and maintenance costs. Therefore, for sheet metal processing, high-power, large-format laser cutting machines have become the first choice. High power, while improving cutting capacity, also improves cutting efficiency; large format, high material utilization, and can meet the cutting needs of different formats.

Common processing materials in the sheet metal industry

Common sheet metal processing includes stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum plate, brass and other metal materials.

Let’s take a look at the advantages of adopting a laser cutting machine for sheet metal processing:

  1. Laser cutting has a high degree of flexibility, fast cutting speed, high production efficiency, and short production cycle. Whether it is simple or complex parts, the laser cutter can achieve a rapid forming cut.
  2. Narrow slit, good cutting quality, high degree of automation, easy operation, low labor intensity and no pollution.
  3. It can realize cutting automatic layout and nesting, which improves the material utilization rate, no tool wear and good material adaptability.
  4. Low production cost and good economic benefits.