Laser cutting is a process that uses laser technology to cut materials, usually sheet metal.
Laser cutting uses a continuous or pulsing laser beam to cut. The beam contains a lot of energy which is concentrated at one point. When the beam hits a material, the material vaporises, burns, melts or cracks. Exactly what happens depends on the material and the laser cutting machine.
Laser cutting results in fine tolerances, because the laser beam is thin and also because it is possible to aim very accurately where the cut is wanted. Since the laser beam is so thin, materials are not particularly affected by thermal heating. The thin beam also makes it possible to cut complex shapes in very thin materials.
Some laser cutting machines also have a third axis, sometimes referred to as a z-axis, which makes it possible to cut three-dimensional.
Post project to suppliers with Laser Cutting capabilities
This buyer specialises in the manufacture of pumps & lubrication equipment and has a massive outsourcing spend of £300,000 per annum on all bespoke fabricated parts. They seek immediate quotes for the attached mild steel base plates, from suppliers with capacity to complete the laser cutting only, as the folding is done in-house. There will be an order to place in early 2019. The ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically, offer reliable delivery and also provide a high-quality end product. Once a relationship has been cultivated, further projects could be made available in addition to this ongoing requirement.
This rail company seeks a second source supplier for their laser cutting requirements, on which they spend over £500,000 every year. They would like to establish initial contact with those who have laser cutting capabilities, in order to manufacture a selection of plates on their behalf. This buyer values excellent communication and punctual delivery, as well as good value. This is an excellent opportunity to join the PSL of a large-spending company and should not be missed by those who are looking to supplement their long-term customer portfolio.
The attached stainless steel components are urgently required by a manufacturer of industrial fan units. The company behind this enquiry has an annual spend of £20,000 on bespoke fabricated parts and seeks assistance with an immediate order, as well as further requirements for these items moving forward. In addition, there may also be scope to venture into other opportunities alongside this project, once delivery and value have been proven.
Quotes for the attached profiles are urgently required by a manufacturer of industrial fan units. These are to be manufactured from a mixture of stainless steel and mild steel in a variety of thicknesses. The company behind this enquiry has an annual spend of £20,000 on bespoke fabricated parts and seeks assistance with an immediate order, as well as further requirements for these items moving forward. In addition, there may also be scope to venture into other opportunities alongside this project, once delivery and value have been proven.
Spending in excess of £250,000 a year on outsourced fabrication, this window manufacturer would like to hear from suppliers in connection with the attached range of fabricated and mesh parts.
The buyer is contending for the enquiry so price is important, and although this is a one off requirement there may be scope for the chosen supplier for future, similar enquiries.
This manufacturer of gas burners seeks a supplier to cut and etch the attached stainless steel plate and tubing. There is an order to place for 400 off of each, with ongoing batches of 500/1000 off to follow for the successful supplier. The client outsources over £55,000 worth of fabrication work every year, meaning that there is an abundance of additional opportunities available for the supplier that they select.
This is a new buyer to Qimtek, who specialises in security blinds. The company behind this enquiry spends £50,000 per annum within the subcontract fabrication sphere. They are seeking quotes on a new research and development project that they are working on, to improve the security of their blinds. Their ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically, with an emphasis on reliability and a high quality end product. There is an order to place immediately, with ongoing work available for the chosen supplier.
Cutting of copper bus bars is required by a company that operates within the electronics sphere, spending £150,000 a year on subcontract fabrication services. The ideal supplier would operate a fibre optic laser and be able to produce these parts economically, offer reliable delivery and also provide a high-quality end product. Once a relationship has been cultivated, further projects could be made available in addition to this ongoing requirement.
This buyer is looking for laser cut plates for a prototype project, to be made from stainless steel 304. There is an order to place with ongoing work if the testing is successful. The client outsources over £55,000 worth of fabrication work every year, meaning that there is an abundance of additional opportunities available for the supplier that they select.
Destined for end use within the automotive industry for a well-known brand of 4x4 vehicle, these brackets are to be made from mild steel. Quotes are required for between 5712 off and 11424 off brackets per year, delivered in smaller batches 3-4 times per year, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity. In addition, there may be scope for the chosen supplier to expand upon their involvement with the client moving forward.
We have the facilities to offer fully finished and assembled products, on time, every time. whether it be a one off prototype design and build, or batches of parts. We will happily work from full CAD drawings, or even discussions and rough drawings which we can further develop into CAD. We can offer an around the clock service in case any problems arise, or if you need alterations made to a prototype or existing product.
Coming from humble beginnings Access Engineering is now one of the market leaders in the supply of fabricated steel work in the south of England. We pride ourselves on our outstanding reputation within the industry for quality and reliability.
SevenHillsFabricationspecialise in sub-contract engineering. Our precision engineering heritage dates back over 90 years to 1926 and we proudly offer one of the most comprehensive and best quality engineering solutions in Yorkshire.
SevenHills Fabrication employ over 80 staff with specialist skills and up to date training, we are well placed to meet any sub-contract engineering requirements.
'Welcome to a world where you can cut any material, thick or thin, without heat affecting the material, and little or no set up costs. The quality of the cut may even allow you to cut out other finishing processes you currently have to pay for.
Hydromar offers a profile cutting service which aims to be quick, cost effective, high quality and to meet your specification.'
Van Driel Engineering is a medium sized, family owned and operated company - we have recently celebrated our 25th year of trading. Based in South Norfolk, we have excellent road links to customers in London and the South East via the M11 and M25 and to the North via the A14.
We employ 18 skilled welder/fabricators and 2 machinists: The management team of 2 Directors and an Office Supervisor make up our total headcount of 21.
Our principle business is the design and fabrication of a wide range of products as specified by and in consultation with our customers.