Making complex tubular parts with a traditional fabrication processes means needing to perform multiple operations on several pieces of equipment. This leads to long processing times because of job set up and part handling and storage between manufacturing steps.
With laser cutting: various jobs (cut off, deburring, piercing) can be completed on one system
- it saves handling time between systems
- it simplifies the workflow going from drawing to finished part in one step
- it eliminates set up errors of multiple operations
- it eliminates the cost and lead time of special tooling