Metal working is a technology driven industry – and while we’re always making reference to techniques developed a long time ago, it’s important that we’re staying out in front of what modern metalworking machinery makes possible. While the technology has been around for some time now, CNC laser cutting machines continue to evolve and improve. Staying out in front of that development is a vital step for businesses seeking to retain their positioning in a competitive market. And for guidance on that exact task, the team here at Asset Plant & Machinery are here to help.
What Are CNC Cutting Machines?
A CNC laser cutting machine is a piece of equipment that uses a laser beam to melt, vaporise or cut material. CNC itself stands for ‘computer numerical control’ and the system uses gas, optics, and a guidance system to move a laser beam across your materials. It’s ideal for cutting items clean in half or creating custom shapes with wood and metal.
This kind of machinery is popular with engineers and metalworkers across Australia because of the extreme accuracy it delivers while cutting. It is a technology that has been developed and refined over the last 50 years and has become so well-developed that machines are available in both small and large sizes.
What to Look for in a CNC Laser Cutting Machine
When you’re choosing the perfect laser cutter, there are two main things you should consider. These are the size of the machine you need, and the power of the laser beam.
In terms of size, you should always look at the bed size of a machine to determine whether it is suitable for your needs. The larger the bed size, the larger the piece of material you are going to be able to cut with the machine. Of course, the size of the space in which you work will also dictate the machine that you purchase. So, be sure to take measurements of your space, and add a little extra size to your best estimate of the size of material you plan on cutting. Giving yourself a little extra space gives you room to move and allows you to cut bigger parts in the future if you need it.
CNC Laser Cutters – Available with Asset Plant & Machinery
The team here at Asset Plant & Machinery can help you make informed and targeted choices in your metalworking solutions. CNC laser cutting machines each make use of the same core technologies, but it’s their accessory design features that make your choice of machine important. We’re here to help you make informed choices – ensuring that you’re investing in machinery that will take your business forward and generate opportunities to enhance the quantity and quality of your output.
Get in Touch with the Team at Asset Plant & Machinery
For anything and everything plant and machinery, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team. We can help you make informed and targeted decisions in developing the capabilities of your business – all you’ve got to do is call!