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Laser Cutting Aluminium

Laser Profiled Aluminium and Alloy Sheet Metals

Traditionally a difficult metal to laser cut, our 3kW and 6kW fibre lasers can easily profile aluminium and aluminium alloys up to 15mm thick. Our high quality sub-contract aluminium laser cutting services provides exceptional part output and precision.

Due to the reflective nature of aluminium, it is difficult to cut on traditional CO2 lasers. However, our recent investment in fibre laser technology, an advanced alternative to CO2 lasers, means this is no longer an issue. Profiling aluminium on our two Bysprint Fibre laser machines is not only quicker but also considerably cheaper.

Laser Cutting Aluminium

What sets aluminium apart from other materials is it's high corrosion resistance and high strength compared to its weight. For these reasons we have been cutting aluminium for a range of industries including aircraft design and build, boat building and construction industries, to name a few. Trailing behind iron, aluminium is now the world's second most widely used metal.

We keep a number of aluminium sheets and thicknesses in stock, if we don't have the specific material you require, we can usually source it within 24-48 hours. We're also happy to cut your free issue material if required.

For aluminium plate from 0.1mm to 15mm thick, we recommend our fibre laser, for material thicker than this up to 230mm we suggest using our waterjet cutting service.

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Aluminium Laser Cutting Capabilities

Maximum Cutting Size:

4m x 2m (4000mm x 2000mm) – For larger sheet sizes we recommend waterjet or plasma cutting.

Maximum Material Thickness:

15mm

Minimum Material Thickness:

0.4mm (Technically we can cut thinner than this, but given the malleability of aluminium at such low thickness it can be tricky.)

Complex Details:

Our CNC driven laser cutting machines are able to process even the most complex and intricate designs.

Cutting Tolerances:

View our laser cutting tolerances here.

Cutting Edge Quality:

Laser cutting aluminium and aluminium alloys provides a smooth finish quality, although this is sometimes degraded slightly on thicker sheets.

As we shroud the laser in Nitrogen gases, it prevents oxidisation ensuring we achieve a clean, blemish free cut, ready for welding without any extra machining.

Aluminium Grades:

We're able to laser cut aluminium plates and sheets and in all grades as well as numerous aluminium alloys. Some of the more common grades we get asked to cut include:

  • 1050A
  • 1200
  • 2014
  • 5083
  • 5251
  • 6061
  • 6082

Even if the grade you require is not listed, we could still source and cut it for you. Please contact us with your preferred grade and requirements.

Patterned Aluminium:

Aluminium plate and sheet can be supplied in patterns, here are a sample of some of the patterned aluminium sheets we can laser cut:

  • 5 Bar Treadplate
  • Stucco
  • Hammered
  • Checkmate

BS EN 1090-1 Compliance:

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We have achieved full BS EN 1090-1 conformity to enable us to provide CE Ready laser cut aluminium for use within structures in execution class EXC 1 up to EXC 3.

More information on our CE ready laser cutting services can be found here.

Typical Applications:

Due to it's versatility, aluminium can be used for a huge range of applications. Including, but not limited to:

  • Ship Building
  • Architectural/Civil Engineering (street furniture, structural sections, decorative panels)
  • Automotive (vehicle bodies, trailers, truck frames)
  • Marine Structures
  • Road Signs
  • Hospitality (Food industry containers)

laser cutting aluminium 15mm

We can laser cut aluminium accurately up to 15mm.

Aluminium laser cutting fibre

Our 6kW fibre is exceptional at cutting thinner sheets of aluminium and aluminium alloy.

laser cut aluminium gasket

Regardless of your requirement, we can laser cut aluminium exactly to your specification.

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  • Contact Us
  • 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.

  • Send Us Your Drawings
  • 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.

  • Don't Have Drawings?
  • 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.