MLT laser processes match the optimal wavelength and beam delivery to cut a variety of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, titanium, medical grade silicone, ceramics, phenolics, adhesives, precious metals, plastics, rubbers, fabrics, silicon and much more. MLT stocks a number of materials for immediate use or non-stocked materials can be procured as part of the unit pricing. Customer-owned material can be stored/stocked on-site to reduce lead times and material costs.
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The most complex shapes can be cost effectively laser routed or machined with the following advantages.
MLT Laser Cutting Advantages
- Faster Turn-Times
- Low contamination
- No Tooling Cost
- No Induce Part Stresses
- Ease of Part Modification
- Superior Dimensional & Positional Accuracy
Laser Machining verse Traditional CNC Machining
Traditional CNC machining that uses a spindle and cutting tool for cutting. Laser machining replaces the physical router or drill bit with the laser beam itself. Traditional CNC router tools prevent sharp internal corners and have a tendency to ‘throw’ the part.
Laser routing or contouring can create near perfect 90 degree cuts and hold very close radial tolerances. Laser produced edges are as sharp and square as your design requires. Because there is no physical contact to the part, the laser will never ‘throw’ the part or degrade in cut quality due to tooling wear.
CAD or Data Requirements test
CAD system integration and custom file converters enable flexible, laser manufacturing from customer-provided data. Although most file types are accepted, the preferred file types are Gerber, DXF, or other 2D formats.
For more CAM/CAD guidelines and detailed requirements, click CAD Requirements.