The processing range for most CNC laser cutters is from 0.3mm up to 25mm for the higher powered models. The laser cutter can cut a variety of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, zinced steel, pre-galvanized steel, copper, brass and more. While laser cutters are capable of creating more intricate shapes.
Advantages of CNC laser cutting:
- Quicker on thinner gauges (approx. up to 1.2mm) than punch presses.
- Can produce more intricate designs as well as holes thinner than the gauge, within reason.
- Easier to program.
- It can cutting without nibbles marks.