Laser Profiling & Laser Cutting
Fast, precise laser profiling and laser cutting in Derby, to your exact specifications.
Our industry-leading laser profiling and laser cutting machines cut large sheets of flat metal with remarkable speed and accuracy. If you require accurate, fast turnaround times — we're ready to get to work.
We have the laser profiling capabilities to work on batch sizes ranging from a few single parts to 1000s. So whether you’re looking for prototyping or volume production, we can deliver. Our facilities are based in Derbyshire, but our services are available nationwide.
For decades, we have supplied quality laser profiling work to our customers’ exact specifications. No design is too simple or complicated, and we welcome the challenge of complex laser profile cutting. With Akramatic Engineering you can be confident that your end products will exactly match up to your expectations.
We’ve invested heavily in the latest hi-tech CNC metal cutting equipment and in-house training. As a result, we are able to deliver steel cutting services at some of the most competitive rates on the market. Our team will always work intimately with you to guarantee the best results every time. So if you’re looking for laser cutting in Derby or nationwide, you can count on us.
Technical information about our laser profiling services
We use two Trumpf laser machines for our profiling cutting:
- The Trumpf 3530 Trulaser 4.0Kw
- Trulaser 5030 3kw Fibre with Compact liftmaster loading
The maximum sheet size for both machines is 3000mm x 1500mm.
Our lasers are extremely productive at cutting designs both simple and complex onto different types of metal. The immense speed of our CNC laser cutting service in Derby means we can guarantee extremely fast turnaround times to suit your deadlines. Our Fibre laser in particular has the ability to cut highly reflective metals. Making it ideal for laser cutting brass sheets.
Our CNC metal profiling machinery enables us to cut intricate etchings, details and markings on very thin metals without the need for extensive or expensive tooling. We can also cut very thick metals as well, such as mild steel thickness of up to 20mm. We have an extensive supply of different materials to make sure that we have the best utilisation for your components. All this and more drives down the costs of our service, making our prices very competitive.
With our laser profiling service we are able to profile the following materials:
- Mild steel – upto 20mm thickness
- Stainless steel – upto 10mm thickness
- Laser cut brass – upto – 6mm thickness
- Laser cut aluminium – upto 12mm thickness
- Copper – upto 6mm thickness
- Zintec – upto 3mm thickness
- Galvanised sheets – upto 6mm thickness
Click the below video for an example of our laser profiling machinery in action:
Choose Akramatic Engineering for your laser profile cutting services. Get in touch with us today!
If you require a laser profile cutting supplier, we are up for the job. We will ensure your project is delivered on time and that it arrives well before your required deadline, and is of a remarkable quality.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us. Our specialists will be more than happy to help. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and discuss your requirements. Contact Akramatic Engineering on 01773 833223.
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FAQs — More information about our laser profile cutting services
Laser profiling is the act of adjusting the energy output and quality of a laser for a particular function or cut. The ability to adjust the energy, waveform, width, shape, uniformity and quality of a laser beam is very important in manufacturing. By adjusting a laser’s profile, engineers can set the laser up in a laser cutting machine to cut all sorts of accurate and intricate cuts for manufacturing purposes.
Pros: powerful lasers can cut precisely into materials or etch them — right down to the micrometer — into a particular shape or pattern. These exact cuts are easy to replicate time and again. And the cuts are almost always finely cut, perfectly smooth, and free of surface imperfections such as burrs. This precision means every part is cut exactly as intended, which can greatly extend the part’s lifespan. Laser profiling and cutting is also fast, clean, and very precise. The process also involves less wastage of materials.
Cons: CNC metal profiling machines require expert operators to handle them. The machines are also very expensive to purchase and to maintain. The process of laser cutting can also emit fumes, so the surrounding environment needs to be safe and optimised for a laser cutting service to go ahead. Lasers also struggle to cut through metal plates exceeding 20mm.
Laser cutting suppliers are sought after in a lot of industries to cut a variety of materials. The most common function, at present, is for the cutting of gears and other flat parts. In the road and rail industry, laser cutting methods are used to make body pieces for vehicles, interior covers, buttons, and various electronic components. In the medical industry, various medical devices such as stents, bone reamers and flexible shafts are made with laser cut parts. Along with various electronic and computer parts.
Laser cutting machines can be profiled to cut extremely small and precise parts. For instance, laser cutters are often used to produce the jagged teeth in various cutting tools. The cutting width can be as fine as less than 0.001 inch. The dimensional accuracy is also extremely precise. Right down to about ± 0.0005 inch.
Laser engraving offers incredible detail and fine cuts — an accuracy that CNC cutting struggles to match. But lasers find it difficult to cut through materials more than 20mm in thickness. CNC cutting is better suited for working through thick materials. It is able to cut 3D objects at very specific depths.
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AKRAMATIC ENG. CO. LTD.
Keys Road, Nix’s Hill Industrial Estate, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7GN