Laser Machining

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Using a powerful beam of light from a computer-controlled laser, surface layers are melted and blown away or vaporized. The beam of the laser is an extremely focused radiation of a wavelength, meaning the beam will not dissipate like conventional light beams. Read More…

Laser Machining Laser machining, or laser beam machining, is a non-contact method of removing metal or refractory materials.

Leading Manufacturers

Maple Grove, MN  |  763-425-4755

Great Lakes Engineering is a trend setting manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cut parts, and photo chemical etched parts. We work with a wide range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Nitinol, Nickel, Kovar and many others. We do not work with glass, plastics, or aluminum. Our specialty is working with very thin materials ranging from .001” to .030” thick. We can offer a wide range of capabilities and materials to meet your needs.

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Tamaqua, PA  |  888-218-2260

Our teams at Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. utilize state of the art equipment to provide you with laser cutting capabilities. Our teams provide cutting services for a wide range of materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless steel, monel and much more. We are a turnkey manufacturer who keeps all of your needs in mind. Please contact one of representatives today to learn more information!

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Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

Our fiber optic metal laser cutting capabilities include Stainless steel, Aluminum, CRS and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. We can laser cut flat blanks, stencils, signs, prototypes, and custom formed fabricated parts. Laser cutting capabilities are supported by our complete Tool Room and Metal Stamping departments. Machining, Plating and Heat treating are also available for one stop shopping from start to finish. The possibilities are endless, contact us to see what we can do for you.

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American Industrial Company $$$

Germantown, WI  |  262-251-4890

Mac Metal Products has been an innovative leader in the laser cutting industry for many years. We provide laser cutting services, CNC punching and much more. At Mac Metal Products, you will receive high quality, excellent value, competitively priced products and short lead times!

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Mac Metal Products Inc. $$$

Garland, TX  |  972-278-8006

Questech is a laser job shop featuring ceramic substrate scribing and drilling, laser silicon machining, resistor trimming, ceramic substrate dicing and sawing, and laser marking services. As an ISO 9001:2008 compliant company, Questech is well positioned to serve the needs of commercial and military suppliers worldwide. Our Management Team is ready to assist in making your next project a success!

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Questech Services Corporation $$$

Fullerton, CA  |  714-870-0350

For over 25 years, Will-Mann, Inc. has been a leading laser job shop that provides high-quality sheet metal laser cutting services, laser marking services and laser welding services. Our other capabilities include CNC laser service, shearing and braking. Precision laser cutting and marking. Give us a call to find out more about our company, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Will-Mann, Inc. $$$

Leola, PA  |  717-656-7556

Yoder Industries specializes in precision laser cutting of steel, sheet metal, alloy, aluminum stainless steel, titanium and other materials. Join the hundreds of other businesses that outsource their laser cutting and CNC forming needs to us. Since 1994, we have been advancing our job shop technology and areas of specialty to better serve our expanding customer base.

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Yoder Industries, LLC $$$
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Some laser beam machining services include drilling, graining and 3-D shaping. Serving industries such as medical, aerospace, telecommunication and microtechnology, laser machining applications include thin material processing, thin film patterning, wafer coring and hole drilling. These are just a few of the vast amounts of tools produced by laser cutting machines, since every machine in the manufacturing industry requires such parts.

In laser beam machining, the beam may be shaped in two different ways: either through beam focusing, which uses an optical system to focus the laser beam on a particular size of spot, or through a mask, which utilizes geometric optic properties. Once the beam is shaped, it is controlled through a stable motion system, which is a combination of CNC and CAD computer systems, to achieve high edge quality during laser-material interaction. Assist gases such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide are then used in conjunction with laser machining to prepare newly cut surfaces for painting or corrosion resistance. Materials that can be laser machined include plastics, ceramics, cast iron, precious metals, glass and titanium.

Laser machining services have distinct advantages over conventional cutting processes such as thermal machining, mechanical machining, arc welding, EDM and flame cutting. Laser-machined parts have a condition of nearly zero edge deformation, roll-off or edge factor, leaving very little burring on part edges. Because it is often directed by CNC, laser machining rarely makes mistakes and is able to mass produce the same item quickly and efficiently. Laser machining is faster than conventional tool-making techniques and has a quicker turnaround for parts regardless of complexity because design changes can be easily accommodated.

Fewer technicians are required and safety can be assured, unlike arc welding, which requires individual workers and can be very dangerous. However, laser machining is costly, mostly because it uses a vast amount of energy to run. It is not negotiable for bulk material, nor is it able to operate on a macro scale. That is why CNC machine shops are around, so that individual companies do not need to purchase these machines individually, but can take their designs to professional laser cutters, knowing the quality of their product is insured.

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