Fiber Laser Cutting & Tube/Pipe Cutting Services
AST is committed to advanced manufacturing technology by offering the latest in laser cutting services. AST has CO² as well as Fiber Laser Cutting capability.
Our 4-Axis CO² Laser is an high speed 3-dimensional, 4-axis 4,000 Watt laser system with dual pallet changer and a Rotary indexer that is capable of cutting Round tubing, Square Tubing, Rectangular Tubing, Angle Tubing and Channel tubing.
The AST Fiber Laser Cutting Table is the latest ultra-high speed cutting technology that can be offered. This added flexibility will allow AST to Laser Cut a variety of materials with excellent precision and speed.
Technology (Laser Cutting Machines)
Our laser cutting machines are efficient at cutting thin materials and are used to machine parts with pin point accuracy. Increased tolerances are another added benefit of laser cutting. Generally, +/- .003” can be achieved.
AST’s CO² laser is capable of cutting feed rates to 3,150 inches per minute and rapid feed rates to 4,455 inches per minute. The dual-pallet changer allows for quick set up time and flexible cutting operations. The 4,000 watt system can cut a maximum sheet size of 60” x 120” with a positioning accuracy of 0.0002”.
Fiber Laser Cutting at AST
AST’s newest Laser can cut materials CO² laser cannot, such as
With cutting speeds over 6,000 ipm!!
AST’s newest technology uses AMADA’s proprietary Fiber Laser technology to process both thin and thick materials without a cutting lens change or manual setup. The 2kW fiber engine incorporates AMADA’s ENSIS Technology that optimizes the laser mode and Beam Parameter Product (BPP) based on the material thickness being processed. The ENSIS AJ Series achieves high-speed cutting in thin material, a key capability of fiber technology, and the ability to process thick plate — a capability only achievable with 4kW CO² technology.
|Rotary Index Laser Cutting Specifications|
|Tube Shapes||Round, square, rectangular, angle, channel|
|Round Tube||0.75" (19mm) - 8.66" (220mm)|
|Square Tube||0.75 (19mm) - 6" (150mm)|
|Rectangle||8.66" (220mm) (diagonal)|
|Angle||3.54" (90mm) x 3.54" (90mm)|
|Channel||6" (150mm) wide|
|Maximum Weight||441 lbs. (200kg)|
|Maximum Tube Length||236.2" (6000mm)(19.6' with one reposition)|
Experience in Laser Cutting Tube & Pipe
Laser tube cutting is a single operation solution for wide range of tube cut features and complex tube end form geometry.
The use of existing tooling reduces piece price and tooling expenses considerably, and helps with faster part turnarounds.
Our ability to hold tight tolerances on complex laser cut geometry yields precision components ready for assembly, welding, finishing, and fabrication.
Our Process Technicians and Engineers are experts in laser cutting. If there is a way to program the shape, we can cut it.
Materials that we cut with our Laser include:
- Mild Steel
- Stainless Steel
Generally we focus on cutting thinner gauge (< 3/8”) metals like stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel with our laser cutting machine. Laser cutting is the way to go with thinner materials. At speeds of 200 – 300 inches per minute, let us show you how we can create a great looking part for less money.
AST’s laser cutting machine is rated to the following maximum thicknesses.
- Mild Steel = 1″
- Stainless Steel = 1/2″”
- Aluminum – 3/8″”
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