GF Laser Capacity List

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The team at GF Laser operate around the clock seven days a week. We can offer laser cutting services on the same day when feasible.
We also have a dedicated delivery service and also retain a courier / haulier for palletised and large loads.

One of the most frequently asked questions we have is do you have capacity today or tomorrow? Whilst the answer is invariably yes, how do we achieve this without unlimited resources?

24/7 Shift Patterns

Most laser cutters work round the clock, the reason for this is twofold. Firstly as a response to customer demand to cope with emergency work in the event of a tool failure. Secondly, laser cutting machines represent a large capital outlay so laser cutting companies look to maximise their return on investment.

Flexible Workforce

Whilst we have dedicated shift patterns we also have a flexible workforce that are happy to change working patterns at short notice to cope with spikes in customer demands.

Planned Maintenance

The laser cutting machines at GF Laser are maintained by the original equipment manufacturers in order to maximise the uptime as well as prolonging the lifetime of the laser. That said GFL is also committed to continual investment with 80% of our capital equipment being less than 5 years old.

Stock Material

GF Laser carry a wide range of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. This means that the majority of laser cutting requirements can be catered for without waiting for steel deliveries. If the material is of an unusual specification then we have next day delivery available from all the major steel stockholders.

Scheduling Technology

GF Laser use the latest cloud based scheduling software to ensure effective scheduling and rescheduling matching every available slot to an appropriate laser cutting slot.

Collection and Delivery Service

As well as operating their own delivery vehicles GF Laser use a dedicated courier company that can provide next day palletised delivery anywhere in the United Kingdom. For many customers we also collect free issue parts whilst delivering cut parts.

 

Process: 5 axis laser cutting
Model: Trumpf TLC Cut 5 3200kw
Typical application: Laser cutting of pressings, formed tube,extrusions, spinnings,box section & angle iron.

Bed size: 3000mm x 1500mm
Metals processed: Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel &Titanium
Typical Thicknesses: 10mm Mild Steel; 8mm Aluminium; 8mm Stainless Steel & 1mm Titanium



Process: 5 axis laser cutting
Model: Trumpf 7040 split cabin production laser 3200kw
Typical application: Production laser cutting of pressings, formed tube, extrusions, spinnings,box section & angle iron. Split cabin suitable for high volume production.

Bed size: 4000mm x 1500mm
Metals Processed: Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel &Titanium
Typical Thicknesses: 10mm Mild Steel; 8mm Aluminium; 8mm Stainless Steel & 1mm Titanium



Process: Flat / Sheet metal laser cutting
Model: Trumpf 3040 Fibre TruDisk 4001
Typical application: Laser cutting of sheet metal which can be bought from GF Laser or supplied by customer. Fibre Laser source is especially efficient at cutting thin gauge materials at high speed.
Bed size: 4000mm x 2000mm
Metals processed: Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Titanium,Copper & Brass
Typical Thicknesses: 20mm Mild Steel; 12mm Aluminium; 12mm Stainless Steel & 1mm Titanium, 6mm Brass &6mm Copper



Process: Flat / Sheet metal laser cutting
Model: Trumpf 3030 CO2 Laser 3200kw
Typical application: Laser cutting of sheet metal which can be bought from GF Laser or supplied by customer.
Bed size: 3000mm x 1500mm
Metals processed: Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel &Titanium.
Typical Thicknesses: 20mm Mild Steel; 8mm Aluminium; 8mm Stainless Steel & 1mm Titanium



Process: Press Braking
Model: Amada HFEII
Typical application: Folding of parts using standard and bespoke tooling
Size: 3000mm, 100 tonne



Process: Press Braking
Model: Amada HFEII (Installed 2015)
Typical application: Folding of parts using standard and bespoke tooling
Size: 3000mm, 100 tonne



Process: Quality Inspection Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
Model: Quantum HG 8106 CNC
Typical Application: Checking of parts to provide inspection reports



Process: Quality Inspection
Model: Faro ScanArm
Typical Application: Checking of parts to provide inspection reports



Utilising their network of approved suppliers GF Laser are also able to offer the following services:
Painting, Powder Coating and e-coating
Drilling, Tapping and Machining
Press Tool Manufacture
Press Tool Production