Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a great for providing a high quality cut with minimal heat effected zone(This is where the heat output from the laser hardens a small area around the cutting path). Laser cutting is typically limited to a maximum of 20mm of mild steel, its also limited by the reflectivity of the material, (plasma cutting can circumvent this). The laser cutting kerf (width of cut) is quite small ranging from .1 - .32mm are typical. Lasers can also be used to engrave in a surface. 

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