CNC Laser & Turrets

Laser cutting sheet metal allows contours, splines, and other uncommon geometry to be quickly cut into a workpiece.

Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics. The laser optics and CNC(computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or the laser beam generated. Once the focused laser beam is directed at the material, it then cuts the material leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.

A turret punch or turret press is a type of punch press used for metal forming by punching. The tooling of a turret punch uses a large number of standard punch tools: holes of varying sizes, straight edges, commonly-used notches or mounting holes. By using a large number of strokes, with several different tools in turn, a turret press may make a wide variety of parts without having to first make a specialized press tool for that task. This saves both time and money, allowing rapid prototyping or for low volume production to start without tooling delays.

Advantages

Turret punching can produce faster than laser cutting if the geometry allows, and our 29 station auto tool change-out allows the machine to keep running without operator interference until part completion. No time is wasted changing tools out,regardless of how complex the job may be.

Considerations

If the geometry of workpiece is not overly complex, turret punching can be used as a faster and more cost-effective solution than laser cutting.

Equipment

  • 4000 Watt Fiber Optic Laser
  • Amada 4000 watt Pulsar 2415 5' X 16'
  • (2) Amada LC-C1 Laser/Turret Combo Machine