Tubes and profiles are used in many applications, from mechanical engineering and system construction to the furniture industry. Lasers have opened up new design possibilities, so more and more designers are taking advantage of the benefits of laser-cut tubes and profiles in order to considerably increase demand. Discover the comprehensive solutions for laser tube cutting and learn what Lasermach Tube machines can do!
- Process tubes with a rectangular, round or oval cross-section, as well as angle iron or C channels
- Cut thin- or thick-walled tubes
- Handle complex contours
- Master cutouts: bends with positive stops, locking tabs, relief cuts
- Handle prototypes and short-run batches to high volumes and kit production
|Effective Pipe Cutting Length||6500mm|
|Max. Output Power||4000w/3000w/2000w/1500w/1000w|
|Effective Pipe Cutting Diameter||Φ20-230mm|
|Effective Square Tube Cutting Diameter||□20*20-□160*160mm|
|Rectangular tube Edge Length||20-170mm|
|Max. Outer Circle Diameter||≤230mm|
|X/Y-axis positioning accuracy||0.05mm|
|X/Y-axis repositioning accuracy||0.03mm|
|X axis maximum speed||95m/min|
|Y axis maximum speed||70m/min|
|Maximum moving speed||118m/min|
Pressure to manufacture products in shorter time periods and at lower costs is growing in conventional tube cutting. With the laser, entire process steps are no longer necessary, and this means immediate savings. You expand your part spectrum and your range of customers at the same time. The laser’s versatility makes it possible to produce small lot sizes quickly and efficiently and offers the flexibility needed to tackle custom jobs. The broadened spectrum of design possibilities offered by laser cutting gives both manufacturers and their clients a clear competitive edge over conventional methods.
Changes of diameter, thickness or shape are all done automatically. No additional tooling or grippers are needed to switch from one shaped tube or section to another. This provides tremendous savings compared to conventional manual processes. Part quality is no longer dependent on the operators set up skill. The operator is free to focus on the cutting process, material flow and on production.
The steadily increasing demand for laser-cut tubes combined with the limited availability of suitably equipped manufacturers means that in the most cases high margins can be achieved.
To date, only a limited number of suppliers have adopted laser tube cutting – but those that have are remarkably successful. lasermach customers report that they have significantly boosted sales of laser-cut tubes and profiles by emphasizing the advantages of this new method of fabrication in their marketing activities. Many of them have soon found themselves operating two shifts, and investing in additional laser tube cutting machines within just a few years.
Lasermach tubes and beam fiber laser cutting technology allows for the automatic production of parts designed in CAD, with precision and repeatability. It performs various operations that once required several machines, such as a saw for cutting, a drill for drilling, a milling machine for contouring, a grinder for grinding, etc.
The ability to design and produce parts that fit together in a precise and simple fashion ensures a considerable reduction in the time and cost of assembly, eliminating intermediate storage of semi-processed parts and allowing assembly directly at the construction site. In addition, FIBER Laser tube and Beam cutting technology offers the ability to design in a new way, one that is modular and parametric of parts and therefore of structures, thanks to the ability to perform any trajectory, orthogonal or not in relation to the surface thus obtaining bevels for welding at full or partial penetration.
The first one to use UI design in the world which lets display respond to processing table, making processing more intuitive. 1920*1080 high-definition capacitive 10 points touch screen. Elegant curves precisely fit machine body. Strong waterproof breathable system creates the best space, making operation more convenient. Diamond cutting process and HD plasma tempered glass make screen more exquisite and comfortable to use. More enjoyable work methods and cheerful mood can improve work efficiency.
Automatic electric chuck, claw DC motor drive, clamping motor current is sensitive, adjustable and stable, clamping range is wider and clamping force is larger. Non - destructive pipe clamping, fast automatic centering and clamping pipe, performance is more stable. The chuck size is smaller, rotation inertia is low, and dynamic performance is strong. Self-centering electric chuck, gear transmission mode, higher transmission efficiency, long working life and high work reliability.
The collet chucks position and hold your tubes in place without damaging the materials. The self-centering clamping system with continuous sensor monitoring adapts to every tube geometry. This means you benefit from high part precision.
Laser tube cutting saves time and costs. In a single operation, you can create perforations and complex contours, and also cut tubes to the desired length. The integrated process cuts out intermediate steps such as storage, parts handling and tool changes, and simplifies downstream tasks such as deburring, welding and assembly. Laser tube cutting benefits not only you, but your customers as well. It is a means of reducing assembly effort.
With the help of laser tube cutting, you can save up to 50 percent of your time and 30 percent of your expense in comparison to a conventionally produced and welded part.
By adopting the new possibilities offered by laser tube cutting, you will be able to expand your range of services. Many of your customers will no doubt be keen to incorporate metal tubes in their product designs. By opting for one of our innovative laser tube cutting systems, you will be able to realize the full potential of tubes.
Tube laser cutting gives you the freedom to create new tube designs that would not be possible using conventional methods, while at the same time reducing the number of downstream manufacturing steps. The use of laser cutting enables you to simplify welding setup and reduce the time and costs involved in welding operations. Positioning aids based on interlocking tabs and slots facilitate component assembly, and coded parts prevent the risk of assembly errors.
|COST||TUBE LASER||CONVENTIONAL MACHINING|
|Handling: moving parts from machine to machine||None – all features produced in one cycle||High – queuing, coordination|
|Scrap||Low – parts are accurate with good edge quality -ready for the next operation||Medium to high – dull tools, multiple handling, and tool forces can create costly scrap|
|Material||Low – very little material wasted due to short clamping requirements and small kerf size||Can be high due to added material requirements with certain machining operations|
|Production||Flexible process results in low probability of production delays||Multiple processes result in higher chance of production delays because of bottlenecks|
At the start of the third millennium, architectural development based primarily on the use of reinforced concrete is outdated. Today’s architecture has to deal with new paradigms: reduce land consumption, restore and salvage buildings, use recyclable materials and products, repurpose buildings at the end of their service life with attention to social and environmental costs.
Steel is an effective solution for this philosophy: it is seismically safe due to the lightness and flexibility, traceable, high performing and cost-effective. Steel has a high architectural and expressive value and reliable construction timing. Use of steel saves energy, allows thermal and acoustic efficiency and it is 100% recyclable which supports a circular economy.
Lasertube cutting technology provides an effective contribution to the production of steel structures. Thanks to the new possibilities and cutting geometries offered by Lasermach Fiber laser Tube and beam cutting, it allows finding new junction shapes between structural elements, offering new scenarios for designers that contribute to further increasing the advantages of building with steel.
Laser cutting of thick walled pipes or structural applications provides cost and part quality advantages when compared to traditional plasma or oxygen cutting.
The laser performs accurate cuts needed to meet the required tolerances; without the need for grinding or other re-work.
The laser cut edges are ready for welding without any additional weld prep. Laser cutting consolidates multiple operations that would normally require multiple set ups, plus additional handling and labor.
You are not limited to just round, square or rectangular. Special shaped tubes, Profiles, beams or open sections can be programmed and cut without problems.
The use of non-standard shaped tubes (i.e. not round, square or rectangular) has expanded greatly over the years.
You can process special sections and even open shapes without any special equipment.
The tube loading and handling capabilities combined with the design freedoms of the special tube cutting software suite peerless provide unmatch capabilities, reliable operation and performance.
New degrees of design freedom
- The number of components is reduced with cutting/bending
- Faster assembly thanks to tabbed joints
- All processing takes place in one a single environment
- Not just round, square and rectangular profiles
- Tube beyond your wildest imagination
- Unlimited possibilities for tubular furniture.
- Only laser cutting allows for such precision
- Explore new solutions through tube
- Trim stamped parts for automotive applications
- The joints simplify the welding of the frames
- The ‘cut and bend’ technique is also effective in aesthetic applications
- Made from one piece instead of eight thanks to laser cutting
To create tubular assemblies where tube ends intersect (such as door or window frames) requires accurate part positioning, fixturing, and welding. It becomes even more difficult if the tube shapes are complex or there are lots of variations of lengths or sizes. It can involve producing and managing a large number of different parts.
Using the laser Tube-Cut technique is one of the most efficient ways to make light tubular frames and structures. It can be used to combine multiple components that require special fixtures and carefule butt-joints into a single piece that can be quickly and accurately bent and welded. This technique reduces part count, eliminates fixture and significantly reduces manufacturing costs. The creation of these special joints are easily created with our machines.
The reduction in the number of pieces to be produced eliminates in-process inventory, simplifies final assembly and eliminate the possibility of assembly errors.
Laser cutting takes into account material thickness, eliminates the need for most fixturing needed for welding and ensures faster production.
An example is a chair frame which traditionally has been made from many separate parts. Now it can be easily made as a single piece folded at differnt points using the cut-for-bend function .