Laser Cutting

What metals can be laser cut?

With the combination of our three advanced fibre lasers with our two traditional CO2 gas assisted lasers, we can cut many metal sheets and plates in a wide variety of grades. All materials can be handled in plate sizes up to 4m x 2m. Specific cutting details and thicknesses of each material can be seen here.
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon / Mild Steels
  • Titanium
  • Copper, Brass and Bronze
  • Aluminum and Alloys

Laser Tolerances

Lasers are an extremely precise and accurate profiling method, which is one of the reasons it is so popular.

Our lasers work to a thickness tolerance in accordance with BS EN 10051:2010 and a flatness tolerance in accordance with BS EN 10029:1991.

Depending on thickness and length, the profiling tolerance of laser cutting is +/-0.12mm to +/-0.75mm.

More detailed information on laser profiling tolerances can be found here.

Our 5 powerful CNC laser cutting machines are running 24 hours a day, capable of laser profiling a wide range of metals in various grades and alloys. Our state-of-the-art laser machines are able to handle sheet sizes up to 4m by 2m and in thicknesses up to 25mm. Laser cutting has become an increasingly popular method of profiling sheet metals, this is due to it’s high precision, impressive cut quality and high processing speeds. Laser cutting has the ability to effortlessly cut through steel, not to mention a huge variety of other materials, with a precision that is lacking in more traditional areas of profiling technology. We offer laser cutting services to an extensive range of industries throughout the UK, ranging from one off jobs to vast numbers of precision laser cut parts. Our impressive purpose built state-of-the-art facilities include the latest in laser profiling technology including 5 flatbed CNC laser cutting machines – some of which have full automation allowing 24/7 operation. With the latest in CAD and computer controlled software operating our laser cutters, even the most complex shapes can easily be profiled in one process, removing the need for additional machining. Enabling much quicker lead times for your laser cut parts from drawing to delivery. What sets Charles Day apart from our competitors is not only our large laser cutting capacity but also the combination of different cutting technologies. With traditional CO2 lasers as well as modern fibre laser machines under one roof, we’re able to provide a metal cutting service tailored directly to your requirements depending on what sheet metal you need profiling. Regardless of the size or complexity of your requirement, our sub-contract laser profiling services will be more than capable to handle your request. Should you have any specific questions, our experienced Sales Team are on hand to help.

After extensive auditing we have been awarded a BS/EN 1090-1 Factory Production Control (FPC) certificate allowing us to laser / plasma / flame cut parts compliant for use within CE Marked construction projects.

If you require BS EN 1090-1 compliant profiles we can help

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Laser Material Thickness

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CO2 Laser Cutting Metal

4m x 2m max sheet size up to 25mm thick

Arguably the most popular form of laser profiling, this conventional gas-assisted method ensures a clean, blemish and burr-free cut. Key features of our CO2 laser cutting service include:

  • 5 Lasers cutting 24 hours a day for short lead times.
  • Sheet/plate size up to 4m by 2m.
  • Metal and steel cut up to 30mm thick.
  • Fast and cost efficient.

Fibre Laser Cutting Metal

4m x 2m max sheet size up to 30mm thick

An advanced alternative to CO2 laser profiling, fibre lasers excel at profiling thin sheets and reflective materials (such as aluminium, copper, brass etc). Key features of our fibre laser service includes:

  • Metal up to 10mm is cut faster than CO2 while maintaining exceptional precision and parts output.
  • Minimal distortion due to low heat.
  • 2 lasers cutting 24 hours a day.
  • Sheet size up to 4m by 2m.
  • Massive cost savings for large quantities of laser cut parts.

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We continue to invest in the latest cutting technology to provide our customers with the highest quality profile cut parts.

24 hour cutting

Our 6 laser machines are cutting around the clock to ensure we’re always able to provide short lead-times.

Precision parts

We know how important accuracy is for our clients. Our lasers provide the very best in precision cut parts.

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  • We’ve been in the profiling business for over 35 years and today we’re considered one of the largest and most diverse specialist cutting companies in the UK. We continue to invest in the latest cutting and automation technology to provide our customers with the highest quality cut parts in the shortest possible lead time.Contact us with your requirements today and join over 5000 customers who choose us for their profiling needs.

  • If you have drawings to send, we’re happy to accept DXF, DWG or dimensioned PDF files. By sending the above file types, we can easily process your order with our quoting system which vastly improves the speed at which we can get you a price.

  • For simple profiles such as squares, rectangles and cirlces with simple holes or slots we can work without a drawing.Alternatively, we also have an in-house CAD drawing team who can draw up your profile for you.As well as this, we also have a Laser QC scanner which enables us to scan and convert a physical object to a readable CAD file.

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