Laser Cutting

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We take immense pride in our Laser Cutting Services, where we combine cutting-edge technology and expertise to deliver exceptional results. Our advanced laser-cutting machines are at the heart of our operations, each designed to handle specific materials with unparalleled precision.

Our fiber laser cutting machine, belonging to the realm of solid-state lasers, utilizes specialized glass fibers to amplify the beam emitted by seed lasers. With this technology, we achieve flawless cuts on metals, alloy steels, and non-metals like glass, plastic, and wood. So, contact us today to discuss your manufacturing requirements and witness the flawless craftsmanship of our laser-cutting services.

  • Superior Quality and Finishing
  • Customization and Flexibility
  • Efficient Turnaround Times
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What’s Laser Cutting Process?

Laser cutting is considered a highly precise and accurate process that utilizes a focused high-power density laser beam to cut through various materials. The laser beam generates intense heat, melting, vaporizing, or ablating the material, while a high-speed airflow blows away the molten material, resulting in a clean and precise cut. Laser cutting applies to various materials, including metals, plastics, wood, acrylic, etc. It offers exceptional versatility and can handle intricate designs and complex shapes with high accuracy.

It is commonly used to produce automotive components, aerospace parts, intricate signage, architectural elements, and other precision products. One of the prime advantages of laser cutting is its exceptional precision. The laser beam can achieve narrow kerf widths and intricate details, allowing for highly precise cuts. It also offers flexibility in adjusting cutting parameters to accommodate various material thicknesses and cutting requirements.

With its ability to deliver flawless cuts, intricate designs, and efficient processing, laser cutting has become an indispensable tool in modern manufacturing. Its precision, versatility, and efficiency make it a preferred choice for industries that demand high-quality, intricately shaped components.

Our Qualification For Laser Cutting Service

At JIAHUI, we take pride in our exceptional qualifications that position us as the ideal choice for all your laser-cutting needs. Our unwavering commitment to excellence, cutting-edge equipment, and skilled team distinguish us from the competition. We prioritize delivering unparalleled quality and precision. Our state-of-the-art equipment incorporates the latest advancements in laser cutting machines, ensuring optimal performance and accuracy.

Coupled with our team’s extensive experience and expertise, we consistently achieve flawless results that meet the highest industry standards. Moreover, our company culture revolves around a commitment to customer satisfaction. We prioritize understanding your specific requirements and providing tailored solutions that align with your vision. From project initiation to final delivery, our dedicated team ensures seamless communication, professionalism, and efficient project management.

Manufacturing Process

Laser cutting is a precise manufacturing process that utilizes a high-powered laser beam to cut or engrave materials accurately. The laser beam focuses intense heat, melting or vaporizing the material at the desired location. CNC-controlled machines follow intricate designs, producing sharp, clean, and intricate cuts across various materials with exceptional speed and precision.

Material Cutting Slit Material Thickness Surface Finish Tolerance
Stainless Steel 0.1~1mm ≤20mm Ra12.5~6.3µm (3.2µm achievable if specified) ±0.2mm
Steel 0.1~1mm ≤25mm Ra12.5~6.3µm (3.2µm achievable if specified) ±0.2mm
Aluminum 0.1~1mm ≤16mm Ra12.5~6.3µm (3.2µm achievable if specified) ±0.2mm
Copper 0.1~1mm ≤12mm Ra12.5~6.3µm (3.2µm achievable if specified) ±0.2mm
Titanium 0.1~1mm ≤8mm Ra12.5~6.3µm (3.2µm achievable if specified) ±0.2mm

Our Laser Cutting Production Capabilities

Our laser-cutting production capabilities are cutting-edge. We employ excellent CNC laser cutting machines with precision optics and computer-controlled systems. These machines expertly follow intricate design files to produce clean, precise cuts on various materials, from metals to plastics. Our capabilities ensure top-notch results for your projects’ specifications.

Materials for Laser Cutting Parts

Our laser cutting expertise extends to a wide array of materials, including metals like steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, as well as non-metals such as acrylic and plastics. This versatility allows us to craft precise components and intricate designs, meeting diverse project requirements with precision and quality.

  • Alloy Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper

Alloy Steel

Alloy Steel

Alloy steel is a type of steel that incorporates additional elements, such as chromium, nickel, or molybdenum, to enhance its mechanical properties. These alloys impart improved strength, hardness, and resistance to wear, corrosion, and heat, making alloy steel suitable for various applications in industries like automotive, construction, and aerospace.

Characteristics

  • High strength
  • Improved hardness
  • Enhanced corrosion resistance
  • Heat resistance
  • Versatility for various applications

 

AluminumAluminum

The distinctive characteristics of aluminum make it one of the best materials for laser cutting. The major aluminum alloys are A360, A380, A390, A413, ADC12, and ADC1. Among all, the A380 is the most worthwhile aluminum alloy.

Characteristics

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Lightweight
  • High strength and hardness
  • Outstanding thermal conductivity
  • High electrical conductivity
  • Remarkable EMI and RFI shielding properties

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Stainless steel is metal-enriched with chromium elements (11%) and a small amount of carbon. Chromium offers corrosion resistance to stainless steel. Due to this, the die-cast parts are less likely to be affected by rust or corrosion. It can be easily molded into several forms. Thus, manufacturers prefer it for the die-casting process.

Characteristics

  • Extremely durable
  • High tensile strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Easy fabrication and formability
  • Low maintenance cost

 

CopperCopper

Copper is a reddish-orange metal with a face-centered cubic structure that is highly valued for its aesthetics. It exhibits remarkable properties, yet, it can be alloyed with different elements, such as aluminum, tin, zinc, nickel, etc., to improve its characteristics further. The following are some fundamental properties of copper that make it ideal for producing die-casting parts.

Characteristics

  • Very soft
  • An excellent conductor of heat and electricity
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • High ductility
  • Fine malleability

 

Surface Treatment For Laser Cutting Parts

We offer a range of surface treatments for laser-cutting parts to enhance their functionality and appearance. This includes precision processes like deburring, sanding, and coating applications. These treatments ensure that our laser-cut parts meet high-quality standards and produce the desired finish and performance for your specific needs.

Name
Product
Description
Materials
Color
Texture

Anodizing

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Anodizing improves corrosion resistance, enhancing wear and hardness and protecting the metal surface. This surface finish is widely used in mechanical parts, aircraft, automobile parts, and precision instruments.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc

Clear, Black, Grey, Red, Blue, Gold, White, Silver, purple

Smooth, Matte finish

Micro-arc Oxidation (MAO)

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MAO is a surface treatment method that uses high-voltage electrical discharges to create a ceramic-like coating on metal surfaces. This process involves the formation of a dense and hard oxide layer, which enhances the material's corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and thermal stability.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium

Clear, Black, Grey, Red, Blue, Gold, White, Silver, purple

Smooth, Matte finish

Bead Blasting

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Bead blasting in surface treatment is a process where fine abrasive particles, such as glass beads or ceramic media, are propelled at high speed onto a surface using compressed air. This abrasive action helps to remove rust, paint, or other contaminants, leaving behind a clean and textured surface finish.

ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

Clear

Smooth, Matte finish

Blackening

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Blackening is a standard method of chemical surface treatment that creates a layer of oxide film on the surface of metal to isolate the air and prevent the rust.

Stainless Steel, Steel

Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Brownish Red

Smooth, Matte finish

Powder Coating

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Powder coating in surface treatment is a dry finishing process where a fine powder is electrostatically applied to a surface. The coated object is then cured under heat, melting the powder particles and forming a durable, smooth, uniform coating.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Black, Grey, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Vertical stripe

Smooth, Matte finish

Electroplating

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Electroplating in surface treatment is when a metal coating is applied to a conductive surface through an electrochemical reaction. It involves immersing the object to be plated in a solution containing metal ions and using an electric current to deposit a metal layer onto the surface.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium,Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Clear, White, Black, Grey, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Smooth, Semi-matte, Matte finish

Polishing

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Polishing is the process of creating a shiny and smooth surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. This process produces a surface with significant specular reflection but can reduce diffuse reflection in some materials.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Clear

Smooth, Mirror finish

Laser Carving

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Laser carving is a surface treatment method that utilizes laser technology to remove material from a surface, creating intricate designs, patterns, or text. It provides precise and customizable engraving on various materials, enhancing aesthetics and adding a personal touch to the surface.

Stainless Steel, Fe-based Alloy Steel, Copper Alloy, Nickel-base Alloy, Titanium, Hard Alloy

Clear, White, Black, Grey, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Smooth, Matte finish

Brushing

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Brushing in surface treatment refers to manually or mechanically applying abrasive brushes to a surface, usually metal, to remove imperfections, create a uniform texture, or enhance its appearance.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Clear

Smooth, Matte finish

Electrophoresis

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Electrophoresis is a process in which charged resin particles (ions) in a solution are moved by an electric field and deposited on a metal surface to form a protective coating.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Black, Grey, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver, Purple

Smooth, Matte finish

Painting

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Painting is especially suitable for the surface of the primary material of metal. It will strengthen the material's moistureproof& rust prevention functions and enhance its compression resistance and internal structural stability.

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel

Black, Grey, White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver, Purple

Smooth, Matte finish

Excellent Laser Cutting Services

From intricate patterns to precise cuts, we turn your concepts into reality. Contact us today, and let’s etch your success story in laser-sharp precision.

Typical Laser Cutting Products

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FAQs Related To Laser Cutting

A: Several factors affect the cost of laser cutting. Here are some key factors:

  1. Material type: Different materials are difficult to cut using lasers. Materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel are often laser cut, while more exotic or difficult-to-cut materials may require specialized equipment and expertise, resulting in higher costs.
  2. Material thickness: Thicker materials require more laser power and longer cutting times, which can increase the cost. Laser cutting is typically more cost-effective for thinner materials.
  3. Cutting complexity: Intricate or complex designs with numerous curves, angles, or small details may require more time and precision during cutting. This can increase the cost compared to simpler designs.
  4. Quantity and size: The quantity and size of the cut parts can affect the cost. Larger parts or higher quantities may require more laser machine time and consumables, leading to higher costs.
  5. Production volume: Depending on the parts needed, operators may offer discounts for larger production runs. Conversely, smaller volumes may incur higher costs due to setup and handling fees.
  6. Tolerances and quality requirements: Tighter tolerances and higher quality requirements may require additional steps such as precise focusing, slower cutting speeds, or additional inspections. These factors can increase the cost of laser cutting.
  7. Laser cutting equipment and technology: Advanced laser cutting machines with higher power and capabilities may come at a higher cost. Additionally, specialized technologies such as fiber lasers or CO2 lasers can affect the cost.
  8. Geographic location: The cost of laser cutting services may vary by region or country. Labor costs, overhead expenses, and local market conditions can influence the pricing.

It's essential to communicate your specific requirements to the laser-cutting service provider to get an accurate cost estimate for your project.

A: The choice between laser cutting and waterjet cutting depends on several factors, including the cut material, the desired precision, and the specific application. Both methods have their advantages and limitations.

Laser cutting makes use of a focused laser beam to vaporize or melt material, resulting in clean, precise cuts. It is suitable for various materials, including metals, plastics, wood, etc. Laser cutting offers high cutting speeds, narrow kerf width, and the ability to cut intricate shapes and patterns. It is generally more cost-effective for thinner materials and smaller production runs. However, laser cutting is limited by the material's thickness and may cause heat-affected zones or discoloration on certain materials.

On the other hand, waterjet cutting uses a stream of high-pressure water mixed with abrasive particles to erode the material. It is a versatile cutting method suitable for various materials, including metal, stone, glass, and composites. Waterjet cutting does not generate heat-affected zones or change the material's properties. It can handle thicker materials than laser cutting and is well-suited for cutting complex shapes and thick materials. However, waterjet cutting is generally slower than laser cutting and may produce a wider kerf width.

In summary, laser cutting is often preferred for its speed, precision, and suitability for thinner materials, while waterjet cutting is favored for its versatility, ability to handle thicker materials and absence of heat-affected zones. It's best to consider the specific requirements of your project and consult with a cutting service provider to determine which method is better suited for your needs.

A: There are several laser-cutting processes commonly used for sheet metal. The choice of process depends on the particular requirements of the project and the type of sheet metal being cut. Here are some of the main sheet metal laser cutting processes: 

  1. Vaporization cutting: This process involves focusing a laser beam onto the surface of the sheet metal, causing it to vaporize and create a narrow cut. Vaporization cutting is commonly used for thin sheet metals and provides high cutting speeds and good accuracy.
  2. Melt and blow cutting: In this process, a laser beam heats the surface of the sheet metal, melting it, and high-pressure gas blows away the molten material, creating an incision. Melt and blow cutting suits thicker sheet metals and provides good cutting quality.
  3. Flame cutting combines laser cutting with an additional oxygen or gas jet that creates a chemical reaction with the heated metal, resulting in enhanced cutting speed. This process is mainly used for thicker sheet metals.
  4. Reactive cutting: Reactive cutting is used for materials that do not melt easily, such as titanium or zirconium. It involves using a laser beam and an assist gas, typically oxygen or nitrogen, to create a chemical reaction that facilitates cutting.
  5. Percussion cutting: Percussion cutting involves rapidly pulsing the laser beam to create overlapping holes along the desired cut path. This process helps cut thicker or more reflective materials.

Depending on the material and requirements, these laser-cutting processes can be performed using different lasers, such as CO2 or fiber lasers. It's essential to consult with a laser cutting service provider to determine the most suitable process for your specific sheet metal cutting needs.

A: When designing products for laser cutting, several factors must be considered to ensure successful and efficient cutting results. Here are some key points to pay attention to in the design process:

  1. Material selection: Different materials have different properties and react differently to laser cutting. Consider the type and thickness of the material you plan to use and ensure it is suitable for laser cutting. Some materials may require specific laser-cutting processes or adjustments.
  2. Design for laser cutting: Remember that laser cutting removes material along a defined path. Design your product with this in mind, using vector-based design software and providing clear-cut lines. Avoid complex or overlapping shapes that may be difficult to cut accurately.
  3. Kerf width: The laser beam has a certain width, known as the kerf width, which results in material loss during cutting. Consider the kerf width when designing your products, especially when precision is crucial. Adjustments can be made to account for the kerf width and achieve the desired dimensions.
  4. Inner features and holes: When designing inner features, such as holes or slots, consider the minimum required size for successful laser cutting. Holes that are too small or too close together may be challenging to cut accurately. Consult with the laser cutting service provider for their specific capabilities and guidelines.
  5. Material supports: If your design includes small or delicate parts, consider adding supports or tabs to keep them in place during cutting. This will prevent them from falling out or moving, ensuring precise, clean cuts.
  6. Heat-affected zones: Laser cutting can generate heat, which may affect the material around the cut edges. Minimize the impact of heat-affected zones by optimizing the cutting parameters and considering post-cutting processes like deburring or surface treatment if necessary.
  7. File format: Make sure the design file is saved in a compatible format such as DWG or DXF commonly used in laser cutting. Check with your laser cutting service provider for their preferred file format and any specific design guidelines they may have. 

By considering these points during the design phase, you can optimize your products for laser cutting and achieve accurate, clean, and efficient results. Collaborating early on with a laser cutting service provider can also provide valuable input and guidance in the design process.

A: There are several methods of laser cutting, each with its advantages and suitable applications. Here are some common methods:

  1. CO2 Laser Cutting: CO2 lasers are commonly used for laser cutting. They emit a high-powered laser beam absorbed by the cut material. This absorption generates heat, which melts or vaporizes the material, creating a cut. CO2 lasers are versatile and can cut various materials, including metals, plastics, and organic materials.
  2. Fiber Laser Cutting: Fiber lasers are another popular option for laser cutting. They use optical fibers to deliver the laser beam, which is then focused onto the material. Fiber lasers are famous for their high energy efficiency and are especially effective for cutting metals such as steel and aluminum.
  3. Nd: YAG Laser Cutting: Nd: YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) lasers are solid-state lasers that can be used for laser cutting. They are often used for cutting thin metals and can produce high-quality cuts. Nd: YAG lasers are known for their high precision and can also be used for engraving and marking applications.
  4. Excimer Laser Cutting: Excimer lasers are gas lasers that produce short-wavelength, high-energy pulses. They are typically used for cutting or ablating materials such as polymers, ceramics, and certain metals. Excimer lasers benefit applications requiring high precision and minimal heat-affected zones.
  5. Ultrafast Laser Cutting: Ultrafast lasers, such as femtosecond lasers, produce extremely short pulses of laser energy. They are used to cut materials with high precision and minimal heat-affected zones. Ultrafast laser cutting is often employed for delicate materials like glass, semiconductors, and thin films.

The method of laser cutting chosen depends on factors such as the material being cut, the desired cutting speed, the required precision, and the specific application. Consulting with a laser cutting service provider can help determine the best method for your project.

A: While laser-cutting machines are highly efficient and reliable, they can encounter specific problems that may affect their performance. Here are some common issues and possible solutions:

  1. Poor cutting quality can manifest as rough or uneven cuts, excessive burrs, or incomplete cuts. Possible causes include incorrect focus, improper power settings, dirty or misaligned optics, or worn-out cutting nozzles. Solutions involve adjusting the focus, optimizing power and speed settings, cleaning or realigning the optics, or replacing worn-out parts.
  2. Material ignition or burning: Certain materials, particularly those that are highly flammable, may ignite or burn during laser cutting. This can occur due to excessive laser power, improper focus, or flammable substances on the material surface. Solutions include reducing laser power, adjusting focus, ensuring proper ventilation, and removing flammable substances.
  3. Nozzle clogging: The cutting nozzle can become clogged with molten material or debris, leading to poor cutting quality or interrupted cuts. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning or replacing nozzles, is necessary to prevent clogging. Using compressed air or assist gas can help clear the nozzle during cutting.
  4. Beam alignment issues: Misalignment of the laser beam can result in inaccurate cuts or uneven edges. This may occur due to loose or misaligned mirrors or a misaligned laser source. Solutions involve checking and adjusting the mirror alignment, ensuring proper beam delivery, and consulting with qualified technicians if necessary.
  5. Cooling system problems: Laser cutting machines require efficient cooling systems to prevent overheating. Issues with the cooling system, such as insufficient coolant flow or pump failure, can lead to decreased performance or even damage to the laser source. Regular cooling system maintenance and monitoring are essential to ensure proper operation.
  6. Safety concerns: Laser-cutting machines emit powerful laser beams that can be hazardous to operators if safety measures are not followed. Common safety problems include inadequate enclosure or shielding, improper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), or lack of training. Strict adherence to safety protocols, such as using appropriate enclosures and PPE, implementing safety interlocks, and providing proper training, is crucial to prevent accidents and ensure operator safety.

It's important to note that troubleshooting and resolving these issues may require specialized knowledge and expertise. If you encounter persistent problems with a laser cutting machine, it's recommended to consult with the manufacturer or a qualified technician for assistance.

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