Is the required tolerance feasible?

Precision is needed everywhere

The need for high precision metal parts is present in a large variety of industries. Besides typical high precision industries like semiconductor, electronics and medical, several other industries are also in need of highly accurate components. To name a few, precision parts can be found in filtration, jewelry, hydrogen and hydraulics components. In other words, it’s sometimes surprising from which sector and for what application the demand for precision parts may come.


Is the required tolerance feasible or not?

Achieving high accuracy with laser cutting technologies is certainly possible, but several factors factors must be taken into account:

  • Material thickness
    • It speaks for itself that cutting thin sheet will go much easier than laser cutting a plate with high thickness. High precision laser cutting, as we call it micro laser cutting, usually lies in the range of 0,005 to 1,5/2mm. In this range, it’s possible to achieve high tolerances.
    • Laser cutting a plate with a thickness of 10mm is certainly not a problem. But when cutting high precision parts a lower power laser source is used, ensuring an excellent balance between cutting power and in-shot precision. Too much power would/could lead to messy and inaccurate cutting results.
  • Type of cutting gas
  • Material properties
  • Type of laser source
    • Does the project requires a CO2 – YAG or fiber laser?
  • Parameters used during laser cutting process
    • Speed and acceleration fine-tuning. Especially for large series, these parameters are carefully determined. These settings ensure that a large serie can be produced economically without loss of accuracy.


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