3D laser technology offers several advantages over punch presses, drilling and milling. Because they only contact the material with a precise laser beam, they offer less material distortion and cleaner finishes for many applications. Additionally, unlike some punch press or milling jobs, our 3D lasers will never slow down your project or increase your costs by requiring special hard tooling.
It is hard to fully appreciate how high the quality of 3D laser cutting services really is until you have seen the results. Whether you are laser cutting aluminum tube or steel pipe, this technology will produce results with a previously unheard of level of accuracy.
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
OUR UNIQUE CAPABILITIES
When your business relies on having a quality source of 3D and laser tube cutting, it pays to work with a full-service provider. Our 3D laser has 6-axis cutting with a simultaneously controlled chuck rotation. This means that it can process complex features, end cuts, corner cuts and/or tab and slot cuts in the same operation. This eliminates costly tooling and fixturing usually required in the process of manufacturing your products.
Our 3D tube lasers’ capabilities range from .750’’ OD to 6’’ OD, thickness range of 0.65’’ to .500’’, and can handle lengths up to 26 feet. We’re able to work with materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel to produce tube shapes including round, square, rectangular and oval. We are able to cut according to the specifications in your IGES file format, and our technology is capable of holding exceptionally tight tolerances.
SPECIALIZED LASER CUTTING SERVICES
The need for accurate, reliable tube cutting spreads across a wide range of industries. Very few operations that involve metalwork do not need precision tube cutting at some phase of another, some more than others. Tube cutting is frequently a high priority in the aerospace, defense and automotive industries. You will also find the need for tube cutting in electronics, HVAC and more.
When tube cutting is needed, you often need it to be very precise, which means you are sure to appreciate the level of accuracy even in short production cycles that 3D laser tube cutting can offer.
3D LASER TUBE CUTTING APPLICATIONS
The 3D flexibility of our laser tube cutting allows us to cut tubes that are a wide variety of shapes — not just the traditional round tubes, but square tubes, I-beams and more. Our cutting applications are ideal for both large construction projects and smaller, more intricate devices due to the incredible accuracy of our cutting machines.
If you need a metal tube of just about any shape or just about any application for your business, we can probably manage it. Just let us know, and we’ll help figure out how we can put our capabilities to work for you.
WHY USE CONTRACT LASER TUBE CUTTING SERVICES NEAR ME AS OPPOSED TO DOING IT IN-HOUSE?
Perhaps you have toyed with the idea of doing your own metal tube laser cutting, or maybe you think your facility has an effective method of tube cutting that is sufficient. A lot of it depends on how important speed and accuracy are to your business when it comes to tube cutting and metal fabrication.
If your company can afford to spend time and money on the purchase and upkeep of 3D laser tube cutting machines, and then spare the personnel to operate them and the space to run them, you might consider in-house tube cutting. But it will still be very difficult to produce the results we can with our years of experience and state-of-the-art, carefully maintained equipment.
In addition, if your need for laser tube cutting services grows, will you let your internal process take up more of your organization’s resources? At Summit Steel, tube cutting and other metalworking services are all we do, so we can maintain the speed and quality you require even for larger orders. If you’re doing it internally, that type of growth may create some complications you don’t necessarily want to deal with.
Furthermore, even if you have all the metal tube laser cutting taken care of, you still may have to contract out other metalworking services. Why not let us do it all and make it easier on yourself and your operation?
WHY SUMMIT STEEL?
We’ll support your needs from design to completion offering expert level support to ensure the correct hole diameters and tolerances are properly calculated. Additional benefits and advantages of choosing Summit for parts manufacturing and tube laser cutting services include:
- Climate-controlled machine shops offering the optimal environment for precision 3D tube laser cutting
- Wireless connectivity to computerized system to upload files and specifications with greater efficiency
- Broad range of secondary services including coping, beading, machining, milling, slotting, threading and more
- Ability to work with a variety of drawing file formats including SolidWorks, Adobe, Illustrator and many others
- Summit Steel is proudly ISO 9001-2008 certified and makes use of FaroArm and other CMM inspection technology in its quality assurance process.
We strive to help your business conserve its resources while increasing its capabilities by serving as a single source for all of your manufacturing and CNC needs. We’re able to provide end-to-end production of all of the parts and components of a single product while eliminating the need for many secondary operations. Our promise is to meet or exceed your expectations by delivering projects on time, within budget and to your exact specifications.