Benefits of Stainless Steel Laser Cutting
In comparison with punching, it gives a superior edge finish that requires no de-burring or finishing.
Intricate detail & marking potential.
Lasers can cut complex shapes without the need for tooling.
Speed is comparable or faster than other profile cutting methods.
Localised heat distortion is reduced.
A polished edge finish can be achieved on stainless steel using a nitrogen assist gas.
The reasons for laser cutting sheet metal popularity include:
The accuracy of the cut.
The repeatability and consistency of the process.
The level of detail achievable.
The range of materials which can be processed.
The speed of the process.
The cost of parts.
The ease of changing parts (particularly when compared to hard tooling etc).
The lack of physical contact during the process.
The small heat affected zone.