Laser Cutting Explained

The new laser cutting machine is now fully operational at Red Box Engineering.As the Red Box Team continue to grow and develop on our skill and resources by adding a laser cutter to our expanding arsenal of machinery, we’re here to provide a detailed explanation and guide on its operation and the overall process.

Laser cutting is a process that uses a high powered and focused laser to cut different materials either by burning, melting or vaporizing the material away, leaving a clean and high-level cut edge with ease. It is controlled by a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine in which co-ordinates are created via CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture for short) software are uploaded to, very similar to how our Punch machine, CNC routers and Waterjet work. The cutter can work with anything from paper, cardboard, plastics and wood but we will predominantly use it for cutting metals. Additionally, the laser can raster or etch materials with an image or text.

Our RBOR-PH 3015 laser cutter has a 3000mm x 1500mm bed size and can cut with Air, Nitrogen and Oxygen depending on the material and its thickness and the desired cut required. Having this kind of machinery at our fingertips will allow us to increase our workload capacity and take on larger scale jobs which require thicker materials to be cut. We can work from your drawings or we can create the design for you and produce a series of prototypes until you’re confident to proceed to the final manufacturing stage. The work can then be carried out swiftly and efficiently and with a high degree of accuracy, and can be manufactured over and over with ease and with minimal waste.


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