Your production or repair facility probably needs a wide variety of materials cut, whether it's different types of metal and rubber cut for an auto shop or different materials that are part of your factory's production line. Whatever the material and whatever the use, you may want to think about laser cutting versus traditional welding, sawing, drilling, and other such processes. If you're not sure if you should invest in laser cutting machinery, note a few advantages of this equipment no matter the materials or reasons for them to be cut.
No wear of the laser
When cutting virtually any material, standard saw blades and drill bits will usually suffer some wear. This can result in the need to constantly change out those blades and bits and then sharpen or replace them and may also mean a cut that isn't very consistent as the blade wears away. With a laser cutter, there is no wear of the laser itself. Each cut will be consistent and precise, and you won't need to stop and change out bits and blades and won't face the expense of having to constantly replace them due to wear and erosion. You also won't need to rely on the expertise of the user to know when to change the bits and blades or to adjust their cutting speed and pressure as they wear down.
No contamination of the piece
Blades and bits will often contaminate the piece you're cutting or drilling; it will usually create burrs and rough edges, or the heat from the cut may melt certain materials and soften them so they become misshapen. Laser cutters don't contaminate pieces this way; there are no rough edges because the cut is so precise, and lasers work without heat so there is no softening of the metal either.
Since the piece is not contaminated. and the cut is so precise, there is also much less waste of material. Your facility can be without metal shavings, sawdust, woodchips and other such pieces when you switch to a laser cutter.
When cutting different types of pieces in a facility, you often need to stop and switch out blades, drill bits, and other cutting equipment, and reset the materials being cut. However, with a laser cutter, you simply need to program the computer interface to cut the new material, without switching out any equipment. This can mean faster cuts when you have different materials in your facility so that your production doesn't get slowed down.