Aluminium Laser Cutting Service

Burr free aluminium laser cutting using CO2 and Fibre Lasers

 

GF Laser – Precision Aluminium Laser Cutting Services

 

Welcome to GF Laser, one of the UK’s leading subcontractors specialising in precision aluminium laser cutting. Since our inception in 2006, we’ve spent thousands of hours laser cutting aluminium. Our commitment ensures our clients receive competitively priced services without ever compromising on quality.

Get more information below about our aluminium laser cutting services below or contact us today to see how we can assist with your aluminium laser cutting requirements. Our capabilities mean that we can work with both customers who need thousands of parts produced and those that may need just one.

Our Trumpf laser cutting machines can laser cut aluminium up to 12mm thick and our largest laser cutting bed is 4000mm x 2000mm.

Our services are designed to meet the needs of all business sectors, providing fast turnaround times at competitive prices without compromising on quality.

Why Choose GF Laser?

Fast Turnaround: In the fast-paced world of engineering and manufacturing, time is always of the essence. Our state-of-the-art laser cutting technology and streamlined processes ensure your projects are completed swiftly to meet the demands of your customers.

We aim to turn around quotes within 24 hours from enquiry and will give you a realistic lead time upon receiving your order.

Competitive Pricing: Get the best value for your investment. Our competitive pricing model is designed to provide you with aluminium laser cutting that fits your budget.

Superior Cut Quality: Aluminium is notoriously difficult to cut, however, GF laser uses the latest fiber laser cutting technology and we always strive for a burr free finish. We can also supply material with plastic coating on to minimise handling scratches or marking.

Laser Cutting and Folding: As well as a laser cutting service, we also offer folding of parts using our Amada Press Brakes. We have a large tooling library available for standard folding and we can also offer bespoke tooling manufacture for more complex parts.

Comprehensive Solutions: Beyond laser cutting, we offer a range of ancillary services, including powder coating, to ensure your project is finished to the highest standards, ready for the market or further processing.

Quality: GF Laser’s internal systems are accredited to the ISO9001:2015 and BS EN 1090 (UK CA Marking) standards. Our dedicated Quality Team also supply additional documentation such as PPAP’s and full CMM inspection reports when required. Visit our quality section to download our current certificates.

Contact us today for a quotation, we aim to respond within 24 hours.

Further details on Aluminium:

Aluminium, chemical symbol Al, is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and the most plentiful metallic element. Its discovery in the 1820s and subsequent introduction to the industrial world revolutionized various sectors due to its lightness of weight, strength, and corrosion resistance. The development of aluminium extraction methods, such as the Hall-Héroult process, made this metal more accessible and affordable, paving the way for its extensive use in today’s technology, infrastructure, and consumer products.

Properties of Aluminium

Aluminium is renowned for its favourable properties, including a low density, which makes it lightweight compared to other metals. Its strength can be increased through alloying with elements like copper, magnesium, and zinc. Aluminium’s resistance to corrosion is another key characteristic, attributed to a protective oxide layer that forms naturally when it is exposed to air. This metal also exhibits excellent conductivity of electricity and heat, making it ideal for lots of varying applications. Additionally, aluminium is non-toxic, non-magnetic, and capable of being recycled without loss of its inherent properties, contributing to its popularity and widespread use.

Main Uses of Aluminium

In Transportation

The transportation sector heavily relies on aluminium for manufacturing components of vehicles, aircraft, and ships. Its lightweight nature contributes to fuel efficiency and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In the automotive industry, aluminium is used in engines, frames, and body panels. The aerospace industry favours aluminium for airframes and engines due to its strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion. The maritime industry uses aluminium in the construction of lightweight, high-speed vessels.

In recent years laser cutting of aluminium has become widespread in the automotive industry with high volume production lines set up for flat and five axis laser cutting.

In Packaging

Aluminium’s impermeability to air and light makes it an ideal material for packaging, especially in food and beverage industries. It is used to make cans, foil wraps, and bottle tops, protecting products from spoilage and extending their shelf life. Aluminium packaging is lightweight, flexible, and recyclable, making it a sustainable choice for manufacturers and consumers alike.

In Construction

Aluminium is extensively used in the construction industry due to its durability, malleability, and aesthetic appeal. It is employed in the fabrication of windows, doors, siding, roofing, and structural framing for buildings. Aluminium’s reflective properties contribute to energy efficiency in buildings by reflecting heat and light.

GF Laser can laser cut aluminium using Nitrogen as an assist gas giving a clean finish without an oxidised edge. This is important for construction goods which may be exposed to the elements.

In Electrical Industry

Due to its excellent conductivity, aluminium is widely used in the electrical industry for wiring and components in power transmission and distribution networks. It serves as a cost-effective and lightweight alternative to copper for electrical conductors, cables, and transformer windings.

GF Laser also work with deburring companies where small laser cut aluminium electric components are put through a cleaning and deburring processes to make sure that any spatter or burrs are 100% removed.

Other Applications

Beyond the primary sectors, aluminium finds applications in consumer electronics, such as laptops and smartphones, for its lightweight and heat-conducting properties. It is also used in machinery and equipment for manufacturing processes, sports equipment for its light weight and strength, and in the chemical industry for catalysts and other applications. The versatility of aluminium continues to drive innovation in various fields, making it a crucial material in modern technology and industry.

Conclusion

Aluminium’s unique properties and versatility make it indispensable in modern society. Its widespread use across transportation, packaging, construction, and electrical industries underscores its importance. With ongoing advancements in aluminium recycling, its role in sustainable development and technology continues to grow, solidifying its place as a key material in the global economy.

Maximum cutting
dimensions:
4000mm x 2000mm
Minimum cutting
thickness:
0.5mm
Maximum cutting
thickness (Laser):
12mm
Lead Time:24 hour turnaround available, please confirm at point of order
Tolerances:+/- 0.25mm as standard.+/- 0.1mm with prior technical approval
Grades:5251, 1050 & 5083, other grades available on typically a next
day service including treadplate
Cutting Gas:Nitrogen & Compressed air (upto 2mm thick)
Secondary Operations:Folding, drilling and tapping
Quality:Approved to ISO 9001:2015 and EN1090 (CE Marked)
Sectors:Automotive
Aerospace
Marine
Yellow Goods
Construction / Architectural

Get A Quick Quote Today

Get A Quick Quote Today – Call Us On 01384 245095. Email us at sales@gflaser.co.uk

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