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Laser Cutting Copper, Brass & Bronze

Laser Profiled Yellow Metals

Laser cutting reflective 'yellow metals' such as copper, bronze and brass used to be difficult on traditional CO2 lasers. Our investment in the latest fibre laser cutting machines enables use to cut reflective metals cheaper, quickly and with exceptional precision.

Laser cutting these reflective metals is quite a difficult procedure and, as such, many sub-contract laser cutting companies shy away it. However with the introduction of fibre laser technology and taking advantage of our 3kW and 6kW fibre laser machines, we can quickly, easily and cheaply cut and profile copper, brass and bronze in sheet form in thicknesses up to 5mm.

copper laser cut

Due to the difficulty of processing yellow metals on CO2 lasers, waterjet cutting is often suggested. Although capable of cutting copper/brass/bronze, waterjet cutting should only be suggested on sheets thicker than 10mm.

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Laser Cut Copper Brass Bronze

Fibre Laser Cutting Advantages Over Waterjet >10mm Thickness

Under 10mm thick, fibre laser technology holds so many benefits over waterjet cutting such as:

  • Massive cost savings for large quantities of laser cut parts.
  • Far superior cutting speed.
  • Metal up to 10mm is profiled with exceptional part output and precision.
  • Our laser cutting automation system allows for 24/7 cutting, providing rapid lead times.
  • Reduced energy consumption (More economically friendly!).

Despite these benefits, when laser profiling copper/brass/bronze over 10mm thickness, the roughness of the cut edge and speed of cutting drops off, opening the door for waterjet to be a more competitive option.

We can cut a wide selection of brass, copper and bronze, if we don't have a specific sheet size or thickness in stock, we can usually source it within 24-48 hours.

Copper, Bronze and Brass Laser Cutting Capabilities

Maximum Cutting Size:

4m x 2m (4000mm x 2000mm) (Larger requirement? we suggest waterjet cutting.)

Maximum Material Thickness:


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Complex Details:

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

We can laser cut perforations in copper or brass sheet to your specification.

We're also able to cut flat, pre-perforated copper/brass/bronze sheet to any drawing you provide.

Cutting Tolerances:

View our laser cutting tolerances here.

Cutting Edge Quality:

Laser cutting yellow metals up to 5mm provides a smooth cut edge.

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. This means ensuring your copper/brass/bronze part has no discolouration.

Yellow Metal Grades:

We can laser cut a wide range of copper, brass and bronze grades and alloys. Below is a list of the most commonly asked for:

  • PB103 – Bronze
  • CZ108 – Brass
  • CZ112 – Brass
  • C101 – Copper
  • C103 – Copper
  • C106 – Copper

Regardless of what you need cutting, we should still be able to source and cut it. Please contact us with your exact grade requirements.

Antimicrobial Copper:

antimicrobial copper mark

Increasingly, copper is being used in the medical industries due to its ability to kill microbes.

As a Cu+ and International Copper Association partner, we can laser cut antimicrobial copper for a range of applications.

Typical Applications:

These yellow, non-ferrous metals are used across multiple industries, below are just a few examples:

  • Jewellery
  • Electrical (components, earthing, earth bars)
  • Creative and Decorative
  • Medical (antimicrobial copper)

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We can laser cut yellow metals up to 10mm thick.

1mm copper laser cut maple leaves

Our fibre laser is both fast and precise at cutting thin sheets.

1mm thick laser cut copper

From jewellery to electrical products, we've laser cut brass/copper/bronze for numerous industries.

Got A Question?

If you can't find the information you're looking for, our Sales Team will be happy to try and answer any questions you may have.

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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.