Laser cutting or as it is sometimes called Metal Laser Cutting, is a CNC controlled machining process that uses high-powered laser beams directed through optical mirrors or fibre optics, to precisely burn or slice away material to a specific dimensional footprint. Laser cutting can be used on a variety of materials and to create an array of shapes and features.
There are multiple types of laser technologies used in industry today. CO2 or Gas Lasers work by electrically-stimulating a CO2 gas mixture, which is then passed through a lens to intensify the light. Fiber laser cutting is done using banks of diodes that create light and pass the light through optical fibres to amplify the light. Unlike CO2 technology fiber lasers have no moving parts. Crystal laser cutters use rare earth crystals to produce the light source and like fiber lasers are a solid state technology so there are no moving parts.
Our Laser Cutting Process and Approach
At AKI we primarily leverage laser cutting as a preliminary step prior to machining. While we do not have in house laser cutting capabilities we rely on a strong group of partners that we work closely with to compliment our capabilities. Whether you have a need for a small volume of simple parts to high volume or highly complex integrated solutions, we can support your needs.
We can support a variety of materials, from steel to stainless steel to aluminum and more. We cover industries from medical, to energy to defense to instrumentation and robotics and more. Have a current or upcoming project? Have a member of our team contact you to discuss.