In stainless steel fabrication, like engineering, many of the traditional methods are often still the best. Fabricators and engineers using their many years of experience will often be able to carry out their job to precise standards, without the need for high-tech machinery. However, when it comes to cutting stainless steel this is certainly not the case.
Using innovative CNC (computer numerically controlled) laser cutting machinery to cut stainless steel provides a number of advantages over that of traditional cutting methods. These include:
1. Precision cutting.
Using a CNC laser ensures that the steel is cut to exact specifications regardless of how intricate or complex the pattern is. It is possible to cut the same pattern time and time again without any deviation of pattern from one sheet to the next.
2. High quality, hygienic edges.
The use of nitrogen gas for laser cutting ensures a clean, hygienically cut edge. This method of cutting is therefore perfect for producing fabrications for use in the food, medical and pharmaceutical industries where hygiene is critical.
3. Minimal material warping.
Unlike traditional methods, the laser is able to cut through the stainless steel with ease and precision, causing no stress or warping of the metal. It is possible to cut stainless steel of thicknesses up to 15mm without losing any quality in the cut.
4. Suitable for high production runs.
Thanks to the computer technology it is possible to programme the laser cutters by importing CAD data. Once uploaded, the machines can be set to produce the same cutting pattern on any number of sheets, each one being cut exactly the same as the last.
5. Fast and cost effective.
Stainless steel laser cutting is flexible and versatile and delivers high-speed processing. It is possible to precision cut the steel in a fraction of the time that it would take traditional methods. With no tool wear, you will not have pay out for repairs or replacements.
More information on CH Barnett and our high-quality stainless steel laser cutting, as well as the other services we provide, can be found on our website. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help with any query you have.