Laser cutting offers many advantages compared to conventional manufacturing cutting techniques such as plasma, flame and water jet. These advantages include flexibility, ease of automation, and higher quality. In recent years there have been many advances in laser cutting technology. Take a look at the article below which highlights how automakers working with high-strength steel can benefit.

Technology Spotlight: New laser cutting technology means newfound productivity

Automakers working with high-strength steel could benefit

Combining advanced laser control, new assist gas hardware, and noncontact part mapping now allows fabricators to significantly reduce the cycle time in cutting 3-D parts produced from high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) plate.

By shortening the time for piercing of 5- to 10-mm-thick steel plate in parts containing several hundred holes, slots, and other shapes, the manufacturer has reduced the cycle time more than 30 percent compared to traditional laser processes. Read full article here.

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