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Laser Cutting Different Materials and Thicknesses

trumpf trufiber 1030 equipped with a trudisk 6001 laser

It’s no secret that sheet metal products are ubiquitous in homes, offices, and industries. They can be found in various forms, including brackets, enclosures, panels, custom assemblies, and more. The introduction of fiber laser technology and subsequent advancements have further revolutionized sheet metal fabrication and expanded engineering possibilities. This technology caters to a diverse range of cutting requirements, from thin sheets to thick plates, displaying remarkable adaptability and precision.

Fiber Laser Capabilities

TuscoMFG has invested in a Trumpf TruFiber 1030 equipped with a TruDisk 6001 laser, a powerhouse in metal fabrication. The TruLaser 1030 fiber is renowned for its ability to easily handle multiple types of metals. Whether it is mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, or brass, the TruLaser 1030 flawlessly executes precision cuts on an infinite variety of contours and challenging geometries. While our sweet spot is ¼ in (6 mm) to ¾ in (19 mm), the laser can cut as thin as 0.76 mm (30 thou) up to an inch (25 mm) for some metals.

Max. Sheet Thickness (mm)
Structural steel25
Stainless steel25

This versatility makes it an ideal choice for fabricating a wide array of products, from industrial brackets to sophisticated enclosures and complex assemblies.

Precision, Quality, and Efficiency

Fiber lasers are renowned for their precision and the quality of cut they deliver, which is particularly crucial for fabricating detailed components, such as thin custom metal brackets and intricate decorative panels. The Trumpf TruFiber 1030 leverages BrightLine fiber technology to ensure smooth cutting edges, minimizing the need for post-processing and enabling high-quality finishes essential for detailed designs. This technology ensures high-quality cutting across all thicknesses by adjusting the laser beam for different material densities.

Production efficiency is paramount, and the Trumpf TruFiber 1030 excels here with features like the CoolLine process. This specific cooling technique cools the workpiece during laser cutting and allows the machine to manage complex cuts in thick mild steel, enhancing both the quality and speed of production. Without the cooling effect of CoolLine, heat can build up quickly in the material being cut. This can lead to thermal distortion, where the metal warps due to the laser’s intense heat. The excess heat can also affect the quality of the cut, potentially leading to rough edges, increased burr formation, and an overall decrease in the precision of the cut. Thick materials, in particular, can be challenging without adequate cooling, as they retain more heat. This can restrict the ability to cut tight contours and complex shapes, as the material may not handle the stress of thermal expansion well.

TuscoMFG Can Handle Your Toughest Fabrication Needs

Solving challenges economically for our customers is a cornerstone of our business. Investing in the Trumpf fiber laser is just one way we have done this. From design through distribution, we manage every touchpoint in-house, allowing us to better control quality and production timelines.

With years of experience and a commitment to push boundaries to deliver optimal results, we don’t shy away from complex design challenges. Our optimized production flow, made possible with cutting-edge equipment and automation, ensures our production aligns with our customer needs and consistently yields the highest quality products. Our comprehensive in-house capabilities reduce the total cost of ownership by reducing our customers’ procurement time and sourcing management, eliminating product travel time between vendors, and accelerating market delivery. Additionally, our inventory management systems enable it to function as a distribution center and lower customer inventory costs.

Experience the difference with a sheet metal fabricator that not only invests in advanced equipment and processes but also prioritizes your success. If you’re looking to enhance quality, accelerate market delivery, and cut total costs, don’t wait. Reach out today to see how our state-of-the-art solutions, like the Trumpf fiber laser, can transform your experience. Let’s achieve excellence together—contact us now to start experiencing the TuscoMFG difference.

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