Stainless steel is commonplace in the world today. It is strong, easy to weld, resistant to corrosion, and has an attractive appearance. It is used in a diverse range of products – aerospace components, surgical instruments and implants, cladding for buildings, automotive exhausts, grilles and trim components, cutlery and cookware, chemical storage vessels and food production equipment are just a few examples.
A fusion cutting process is generally used for stainless and high alloy steels; inert assist gas is used to blow the molten metal through the kerf. This leaves a clean, oxide-free edge which requires no further finishing. Thicknesses up to 3mm can be cut using the OEM 65iX.
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Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.