Laser Cutting

The laser works by employing a resonator that generates a beam of light using an electric charge combined with radio frequencies and inert gases. The light beam is directed from the resonator to the plate using a series of mirrors. Just above the plate, gas is delivered coaxially with the laser beam and separates the material. Laser cutting leaves an edge with a high-quality surface finish, without the need for additional finishing. Arcadia Manufacturing has the ability to handle anything from one-off custom projects, large productions runs, modifications to existing components and odd shaped blanks. Arcadia can rapidly turn your prints into parts.

Advantages

  • Quick set up time
  • Cuts material up to 1” thick
  • One tool cuts virtually any shape
  • Virtually no set up time between varying part runs
  • Applicable to small batches
  • Narrow kerf removes only a small amount of material
  • Parts do not require any preparation or cleaning before or after cutting
  • Highly reliable process that holds tolerances at .005 inch
  • No fixturing or workholding necessary
  • Flat blank prototypes
  • Multiple part and customer runs in the same sheet

Materials

Lasers can cut any ferrous material, up to ¼ inch thick nonferrous material, and stainless steel up to ¾ inch.

Specifications and Capabilities

Trumpf 3050

  • Employs a 5000 watt resonator
  • 60 in. x 120 in. shuttle table
  • Liftmaster Loader

Trumpf 4030

  • Employs a 4000 watt resonator
  • 80 in. x 160 in. shuttle table

Arcadia’s laser cutting is fast, flexible and cost effective. In most cases, laser cutting offers significant benefits over short run stamping, wire EDM, plasma cutting, nibbling, waterjet cutting, and CNC milling.

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