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Nowadays, the main task of a locksmith is cold metal processing – manually or with the use of power tools. The scope of work of a locksmith includes small parts of mechanisms, minor machining and manual processing of steel, stainless steel and aluminum surfaces.

A locksmith is treated as a welder’s assistant, because he is very often responsible for preparing materials for welding and their subsequent processing in order to apply protective coatings.

The very wide range of skills that a locksmith must have include everything related to mechanics (assembly and disassembly of devices), cutting, sawing, drilling, riveting, soldering and skills in the field of electrical engineering and hydraulics. Also metal science is a very important field of knowledge that a locksmith must acquire – testing the hardness, strength, elasticity, impact strength, plasticity and other basic characteristics of metals is the knowledge necessary for the proper performance of locksmith’s profession.

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Laser cutting

Modernize your manufacturing process with Marxam Project’s advanced laser cutting services. With years of experience and skilled technicians, we ensure that every project is carried out with utmost precision to offer you high-quality products tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need to cut metal sheets, profiles or pipes, we work closely with our clients to ensure that every detail is done according to their needs.

Highest-quality laser cutting at Marxam Project

Whether you’re in automotive, aviation, construction or any other industry, Marxam Project can help your manufacturing process with our professional laser cutting. Our commitment to providing the highest quality of services ensures that your thermal treatment is taken care of. Rigorous quality control and experienced, passionate specialists tailor our services to your specific needs so that you can experience what cooperation with true professionals feels like.

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High-quality laser cutting of various metals.

Why choose us?

By choosing Marxam Project, you’re choosing a reliable metalworking partner with decades of experience. We offer:

  • Versatility – Whether you require unique designs on metal sheets, precise shaping of profiles, or seamless cutting of pipes, our advanced laser cutting technology delivers unmatched versatility. From stainless steel to aluminum and beyond, our lasers are suitable for handling many different materials.
  • Precision – Our advanced technology and machinery ensures the highest degree of accuracy, allowing you to achieve unique designs and tight tolerances. Minimize material waste and the necessity for rework.
  • Swift Turnaround – With our services you can count on swift turnaround times without compromising on quality. Our optimized processes and skilled technicians ensure quick delivery of your laser-cut components, allowing you for faster order execution.
  • Dedicated Expertise – Our team of seasoned professionals brings a wealth of expertise to the table, guiding you through every step of the laser cutting process. From material selection to design optimization, we collaborate closely with you to achieve optimal results that align with your vision and requirements.
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Get to know our laser cutting services and see what their high precision and efficiency can offer you. Contact us today to enhance your manufacturing processes and streamline your operations by working together with true professionals.

Laser cutting - what is it?

Laser cutting is a manufacturing process that utilizes a concentrated beam of light to cut through various materials. It’s characterized by its high precision and versatility and it allows for the creation of unique shapes and designs. It can be used on metal sheets, profiles and pipes. Unlike traditional cutting methods, laser cutting produces minimal heat-affected zones, resulting in clean edges and reduced material distortion. It offers high precision and efficiency, which makes it a popular choice in many different industries.

Professional laser cutting of metals and other materials.

Principles of laser cutting

Laser cutting is a specialized process that allows for many different applications on various materials. It can cut through metal sheets, pipes and profiles. Regardless of the purpose it is being used for, it follows a few principles, these include:

  • Focused Beam - It operates on the principle of using a highly focused beam of coherent light, typically generated by a laser resonator, which allows for cutting with high accuracy..
  • Material Interaction - When the laser beam comes into contact with the material surface, it rapidly heats and evaporates or melts the material. The energy of the beam is absorbed by the material, leading to the desired cutting effect.
  • Computer-Controlled - It is guided by computer numerical control (CNC) systems, which precisely direct the movement of the laser beam according to programmed instructions.
  • Absorption - Different materials interact with laser beams in unique ways. Some materials, such as metals, absorb laser energy without an issue, while others, like plastics, may require additives or coatings to enhance absorption.
  • Gas Assist - Gas assist system involves the use of a jet of gas, such as oxygen or nitrogen, to blow away molten material and debris from the cutting path, preventing re-deposition and ensuring clean cuts.
  • Beam Control - Adjusting parameters such as beam power, focal length, and cutting speed allows for customization according to material type, thickness, and desired cut quality.
  • Minimal Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) - It can produce minimal heat-affected zones (HAZ) in the surrounding material. This results in clean, precise cuts with minimal distortion, especially beneficial for unique designs and high-precision applications.

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Application of laser cutting

Laser cutting is a versatile manufacturing process. Due to its high precision and efficiency it is popular in various applications, such as:

  • Industrial Manufacturing - Laser cutting is used in industrial manufacturing for precise shaping and cutting of various materials such as metals (steel, aluminum, titanium), plastics, and composites.
  • Prototyping - It enables rapid prototyping of components and products, allowing designers and engineers to quickly iterate and refine their designs.
  • Custom Fabrication - It is ideal for custom fabrication projects that require unique designs and shapes. From architectural features to decorative panels and artwork.
  • Medical Industry - In the medical industry, it is utilized for fabrication of medical devices and components, including surgical instruments, implants, and microfluidic devices.
  • Jewelry and Fashion - It allows for the creation of intricate and delicate designs on metals, leather, fabric, and acrylic. It enables the production of intricate patterns, filigree work, and personalized accessories.
  • Electronics and Microelectronics - It is used for precision cutting of circuit boards, semiconductor materials, and thin films.
  • Automotive and Aviation - It is employed for fabrication of chassis parts, body panels, brackets, and engine components.
  • Textile and Apparel - It can cut fabrics for garments, upholstery, and accessories. It offers advantages such as sealed edges to prevent fraying, intricate pattern cutting, and customization options for mass production or small batch runs.

Laser cutting services of sheet metal and other materials.

Benefits of laser cutting

Laser cutting has become one of the most popular methods of heat treatment, as it offers many advantages to a wide range of industries.

  • Precision - It offers high precision and accuracy, allowing for complicated cuts with tight tolerances that are difficult to achieve with traditional cutting methods.
  • Versatility - It is versatile and can be applied to a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, wood, acrylics, fabrics, and more, making it suitable for diverse industries and applications.
  • Minimal Material Wastage - The precise nature of laser cutting results in minimal material wastage.
  • Speed and Efficiency - It is a fast and efficient process, capable of producing complex shapes and designs in a fraction of the time required by conventional cutting methods.
  • Non-contact Process - Since it is a non-contact process, there is no physical contact between the cutting tool and the material, which reduces the risk of damage to delicate materials.
  • Clean Cuts - It produces clean, burr-free edges, eliminating the need for secondary finishing operations.
  • Customization - It allows for easy customization and personalization of products, enabling businesses to cater to individual customer requirements and preferences.
  • Automation and Integration - Laser cutting can be seamlessly integrated with computer numerical control (CNC) systems and automated production processes, enhancing efficiency and productivity.
  • Complex Shapes - Enables the fabrication of complex shapes and designs that would be challenging or impossible to achieve with conventional cutting methods.

Laser cutting of metal and 3D pipes and profiles.

Factors influencing cutting with laser

Laser cutting is a precise and efficient process, however, the measure of its precision can be affected by quite a few factors.

  • Material Type - Different materials have varying properties that influence their absorption rates, thermal conductivity, and melting points.
  • Material Thickness - The thickness of the material being cut affects the required laser power, cutting speed, and focus settings. Thicker materials may require multiple passes or adjustments to achieve the desired quality.
  • Laser Power - Laser power determines the intensity of the laser beam and its ability to cut through materials. Higher power levels are necessary for cutting thicker or denser materials, while lower power levels may suffice for thinner materials.
  • Laser Beam Quality - Beam divergence and mode structure influences cutting precision and edge quality. A well-focused, high-quality beam results in cleaner cuts with minimal distortion.
  • Cutting Speed - Optimal cutting speed depends on material type, thickness, and desired cut quality, with a balance required to achieve efficient production without compromising on precision.
  • Assist Gas Selection - Assist gasses, such as oxygen, nitrogen, or compressed air, are often used to assist with material removal and to prevent oxidation or ignition.
  • Nozzle Design and Configuration - The design and configuration of the cutting nozzle affect gas flow, beam delivery, and debris removal during laser cutting.
  • Focus Position - The focal point of the laser beam relative to the material surface, known as the focus position, determines the cutting depth and kerf width.
  • Machine Condition - The condition of laser cutting equipment, including optics, lenses, and motion systems, directly impacts cutting accuracy and performance.
  • Environmental Factors - Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and air quality can influence laser cutting performance and stability. Controlled environmental conditions help to maintain process consistency.

Frequently asked questions

What is laser cutting?

Laser cutting is a manufacturing process that utilizes a high-powered laser beam to precisely cut or engrave materials such as metals, plastics, wood, and fabrics. The laser beam melts, burns, or vaporizes the material along a set path, resulting in accurate cuts with minimal heat-affected zones.

How does cutting with laser work?

Cutting with laser works by directing a focused laser beam onto the surface of the material to be cut. The intense heat generated by the laser beam melts or vaporizes the material, creating a narrow kerf with high precision. Computer numerical control (CNC) systems guide the movement of the laser beam, allowing for intricate designs and precise cuts.

What materials can be laser cut?

This process is compatible with a wide range of materials, including metals (steel, aluminum, copper), plastics (acrylic, ABS, polycarbonate), wood, leather, fabrics, and composites. The suitability of a material for laser cutting depends on factors such as its thickness, composition, and thermal properties.

What are the advantages of laser cutting?

Laser cutting offers several advantages, including high precision, versatility in material compatibility, minimal material wastage, fast cutting speeds, and the ability to produce intricate designs and shapes. Additionally, laser cutting is a non-contact process, reducing the risk of material contamination and damage.

What are its limitations?

While it is highly versatile, there are certain limitations to consider. Thick or highly reflective materials may pose challenges for laser cutting, requiring adjustments to cutting parameters or alternative processing methods.

How precise is laser cutting?

Laser cutting is known for its exceptional precision, capable of achieving cuts with tolerances as small as a few thousandths of a centimeter (or micron level precision). Its accuracy depends on factors such as the quality of the laser system, material type, and cutting parameters.

Can this process be used for engraving?

Yes, it can also be used for engraving or etching designs onto the surface of materials. By adjusting the laser power and focus settings, unique patterns, text, logos, and graphics can be engraved onto various materials, adding decorative or functional elements to the finished product.

What factors influence the cost?

The cost of cutting with laser depends on several factors, including material type and thickness, project complexity, cutting speed, and laser system capabilities. Additionally, setup costs, design modifications, and post-processing requirements may impact overall project costs.

How can I contact Marxam Project in regards to laser cutting?

You can contact us by phone, e-mail or by filling out the contact form available on the bottom of every page. Let us know your project requirements, such as material types, dimensions, quantity and desired design and we will provide you with a quote.

What if I’m not sure about some details of the project?

If you’re not sure about some kind of detail, feel free to contact us. Our team of experts would be happy to help you and guide you through the whole process.