Here at Stephens Gaskets we have been manufacturing Gaskets and Ring Shims since the company was established in 1947, we know exactly what we are doing and offer the best service in the industry. In order to keep delivering excellent products to our customers we make sure we have state of the art equipment, quality materials and a knowledgeable and friendly team.
The laser cutting process is method that has become much more widespread over recent years and is the reason we can offer our customers a bespoke service. Our bespoke service is something we are extremely proud of; it means we can meet the individual needs of the wide range of applications our clients require to an extremely high standard.
What is laser cutting?
Coined from the words Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation laser cutting is instrumental in producing high quality products efficiently, here at Stephens Gaskets.
Lasers are highly accurate and very powerful, which allows us to cut custom and often complex sheets of metal and polymer to create bespoke shims and gaskets. A huge range of materials and thickness sizes can be laser cut, making it a very amenable process.
How does the Laser Cutting Process work?
At Stephen gaskets the laser cutting process works by having a focused and precise laser beam run through the material that requires cutting, delivering an accurate and smooth finish. Initially, the laser is used to pierce the material with a hole at the edge, and then the beam is continued along from there. The laser beam is so powerful it essentially melts the material away.
Laser cutting is a highly accurate process, which means we can offer solutions to very precise requests from our customers. It is also extremely economical – with laser cut steel the advanced machinery calculates the exact number of pieces that can be cut from the steel sheet, ensuring little or no material is wasted once the process begins.
The main benefits of laser cutting
Laser cutting UK offers a wide range of benefits to the production of our quality products here ay Stephen Gaskets.
- Due to the lack of contact there is minimal to no damage to the parts being worked with
- Laser cutting requires minimal maintenance and parts are inexpensive if required
- Laser cutting drastically reduces material wastage therefore saves money
- It is flexible and can be used with multiple materials and applications
- The advanced software means we have complete control over beam intensity, heat output and duration throughout the process
- Highly accurate and reliable
Why use the laser cutting process at Stephens’s gaskets?
Laser cutting is quick and affordable, meaning that you don’t have to shell out a fortune to get exactly what you’re looking for. This method is incredibly advanced, and we use state of the art equipment and software in order to get guaranteed results each and every time.
The laser cutting process is a popular method of production for both small and large-scale batches and we are delighted to be able to offer this advanced method of production to our customers in addition to our other services.
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