Our LVD Orion Laser provides impressive cutting capabilities. Able to process sheet sizes up to 1500 x 3000 mm, it features an extensive database of cutting parameters for processing a wide range of materials with high accuracy, repeatability and quality.
- Mild Steel To a maximum of 16mm
- Stainless Steel To a maximum of 10mm
- Aluminium To a maximum of 6mm
In combination with our Punch Press and Press Brakes the Laser forms an extremely flexible manufacturing cell for the production of a wide variety of components. The 290mm Z Axis also enables PDS to offer customers the opportunity to insert holes in box section and similar materials.
Laser cutting (also known as laser profiling) is an incredibly flexible process with many advantages over other methods of cutting sheet metal to a precise size and shape, eliminating the need for de-burring and achieving consistent accuracy.
The vast majority of our laser cutting is for engineered components. These range from tiny brackets and intricate components to larger electrical cases. We can cut virtually any design in a variety of materials. Cut quality is consistent using a high-pressure cutting head producing exceptionally clean cuts and offering our customers a fast turnaround.
Whereas our CNC Punch Press is invaluable for certain types of work involving complex forms within a surface, the Laser will cut very fine detail or many angles in both thick and thin materials - parts that would be impossible to produce using the CNC Punch. We use LVD’s Cadman offline programming software for the Laser. With LVD’s art-to-part programming philosophy, all the engineering work is completed before it hits the shop floor.