Aluminum Laser Cutting & Engraving Examples
Unlike other technologies, laser cutting leaves no aluminum shavings after processing. Laser cutting relies on a small beam diameter — small when compared to alternative tooling like die cutting, router bits, etc. — saving valuable material. Also, lasers are capable of achieving intricate cuts, allowing much more freedom than the square edges plasma and CNC routers leave behind on aluminum.
High-speed laser beams absorb into the metal, making it possible to cut various alloys of aluminum, including aerospace- and marine-grade aluminum alloys. Laser systems are capable of cutting sheets of aluminum to a high yield, resulting in reduced material waste and optimal sheet usage. Laser-processing aluminum allows for clean cutting with air assist, which greatly reduces or eliminates dross.
Kern’s Laser machines are used to create: