Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Basically, this entails firing a laser beam at material to melt, cut, or vaporise it to form the required shape.
Machine suppliers quote plus or minus 0.2mm, though the reality is that this can vary significantly without constant servicing and maintenance. SSC can work to tighter tolerances if requested, but this takes time to adjust machine parameters. Additionally, a laser cut on thicker materials can be difficult to measure accurately due to gas striations
Materials currently include mild steel (0.5-25mm), stainless steel (0.5-20mm) and aluminium (0.5mm to 15mm) in most forms. But the industry is changing with the advent of fibre laser technology.
DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP and NC files are the most common and easily transferrable into most CAD/CAM systems.
SSC will quote extremely accurate lead times based upon current live capacity. We work 24/7 and have three manufacturing facilities to enable us to have flexibility and do our utmost to fulfil your requirements.
Using our MRP system, we have a precise quotation package that gives extremely consistent pricing on every quotation.
Yes – just give us a call and accounts (option 5) will happily take your payment before dispatching your goods.
30 days from the end of the month
No – we can produce individual products. This is the fundamental benefit of a laser cutting service. There is no need for expensive tooling and jigging. However, please see our minimum order values below.
- Flat – £125.00
- Flat & fold – £175.00
- Tube laser – £300.00
Yes – in most cases. We are also happy to cut free issue material.
Yes – but it must be of good enough quality to laser cut.
The traditional rule was that the thickness of the material was equal to the smallest diameter hole. But this has changed with the advent of advanced piercing techniques and further still with the on-going development of fibre laser technology.
It is probably the most cost-effective and fastest way of producing a clean and accurate profile.
A tube laser takes away all the old processes of marking, drilling and sawing box section and offers a more precise and repeatable finished product.
Mild steel and stainless Steel. It cuts RHS, SHS, CHS, angle, channel, flat bar and irregular sections.
This can vary dependant on optic cleanliness, but the optimum C02 laser beam is 0.2mm. Again, this has changed with fibre lasers, as this is a more controllable beam delivery system and is closer to 0.1mm.