There are many factors that can affect laser cutting quality; the machine, the operator and material can all have a bearing on quality of the cut edge. However, the most critical parameters to laser cut quality are material thickness and material type.
We understand that our fabrication customers have a unique set of demands and we strive to provide the best possible profile cutting services in order to meet these needs.
Working to tight schedules, tight budgets and tight tolerances it is vital that cut parts are supplied accurately, promptly and to specification. Here at Charles Day we’ve implemented procedures and have undergone extensive auditing and investment in order to ensure we meet the standards expected of us from our fabrication customers.
The two pictures above may seem similar, but they are of two different laser cutting technologies.
When searching for a firm that provides “laser cutting services”, you might not be aware that not all companies will be offering the same service.
We’ve been in the sub-contract profiling industry for over 35 years and there was once a time when business was won and lost on the basis of cost and lead time alone.
Although these factors still play a major part in who should get your business, with the advancements in cutting technologies, diversification of profiling companies and introduction of legislation, there are now many more considerations that need to be considered.
CE Marking and the CE logo will probably be familiar to most as it has been a requirement for many years on certain products sold within the European Union, such as toys and electrical goods.
However, as of 1st July 2013, requirements for all structural steelwork to bear the CE mark and be covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment (ETA) became mandatory.
Cutting non-ferrous and highly reflective materials using CO2 laser technology has always been a tricky operation. Due to the potential issues that can arise, many profiling companies has often shied away from using lasers to cut these reflective metals.