AST has continued its’ commitment to advanced manufacturing technology by offering laser cutting services. We have recently added a 4-Axis Laser to increase our manufacturing capacity and capabilities. AST’s Laser is an ultra-high speed 3-dimensional, 4-axis 4,000 Watt laser system with dual pallet changer and a Rotary indexer that is capable of cutting Round tubing, Square Tubing, Rectangular Tubing, Angle Tubing and Channel tubing. This added flexibility will AST to Laser cut a variety of materials with excellent precision and speed.
Technology (Laser Cutting Machines)
Our laser cutting machines are efficient at cutting thin materials and are used to machine parts with pin point accuracy. Increased tolerances are another added benefit of laser cutting. Generally, +/- .003” can be achieved.
With cutting feed rates to 3,150 inches per minute and rapid feed rates to 4,455 inches per minute, we can achieve the speed for virtually any high-production cutting. The dual-pallet changer allows for quick set up time and flexible cutting operations. Robust construction and stability provide for high repeatability, positioning accuracy and consistent cutting action. The 4,000 watt system can cut a maximum sheet size of 60” x 120” with a positioning accuracy of 0.0002”.
Generally we focus on cutting thinner gauge (< 3/8”) metals like stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel with our laser cutting machine. Laser cutting is the way to go with thinner materials. At speeds of 200 – 300 inches per minute, let us show you how we can create a great looking part for less money.
AST’s laser cutting machine is rated to the following maximum thicknesses.
- Mild Steel = 1″
- Stainless Steel = 1/2″”
- Aluminum – 3/8″”
|Rotary Index Laser Cutting Specifications|
|Tube Shapes||Round, square, rectangular, angle, channel|
|Round Tube||0.75" (19mm) - 8.66" (220mm)|
|Square Tube||0.75 (19mm) - 6" (150mm)|
|Rectangle||8.66" (220mm) (diagonal)|
|Angle||3.54" (90mm) x 3.54" (90mm)|
|Channel||6" (150mm) wide|
|Maximum Weight||441 lbs. (200kg)|
|Maximum Tube Length||236.2" (6000mm)(19.6' with one reposition)|
Experience in Laser Cutting Tube & Pipe
Laser tube cutting is a single operation solution for wide range of tube cut features and complex tube end form geometry.
The use of existing tooling reduces piece price and tooling expenses considerably, and helps with faster part turnarounds.
Our ability to hold tight tolerances on complex laser cut geometry yields precision components ready for assembly, welding, finishing, and fabrication.
Our Process Technicians and Engineers are experts in laser cutting. If there is a way to program the shape, we can cut it.
Materials that we cut with our Laser include:
- Mild Steel
- Stainless Steel
AST has delighted its customers with creative solutions in the following markets:
- Oilfield & Industrial Applications
- Medallions & Flooring
- Architectural Solutions
Our extensive experience has allowed us the ability to work with many great contractors and great clients. We have provided a number of different services for companies large and small across the United States. Check out our gallery to view all of our work.
Leading Contract Manufacturer
We are a full-service precision 5-Axis and 3-Axis waterjet, 4-Axis laser, 5-Axis plasma, and CNC router cutting company that works as a partner in your success. Our processes ensure that we are one of the finest contract manufacturing Waterjet, CNC Router and Laser Shape Cutting services in the country.
Attention to Detail
Our commitment to Customer Satisfaction means that you can rest assured our Attention to Detail will ensure that your products will be cut right and will be delivered on time. Our quality system is ISO 9000:AS9100C certified and registered.
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