Custom CNC Cutting
Custom CNC Cutting Machines & Services
EKO Industries has set ourselves apart from other custom CNC cutting companies with our expert engineers who are able to handle both the CNC machines and the paired CAD software. Our role as a CNC machining part manufacturer and service supplier enables us to provide custom CNC cutting services for complex parts that require an intricate manufacturing process. Find out more about our custom CNC machining service or reach out for a quote today.
Frequently Asked Questions about Custom CNC Cutting
Our expert engineers can program the CNC software to achieve a range of specific and complicated tasks, as well as select the CNC machine that suits your needs such as a CNC lathe or CNC plasma cutter. Whereas CNC laser cutters are able to handle versatile materials including wood, plastic, glass, metals, and paper. CNC plasma cutters are also able to accurately cut through aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, iron and other conductive materials using an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Reach out to us for more information on our CNC machines and software.
As CNC machines use machine-programmed software, they are known for their high precision and speed. CNC lathe machines are even known for being able to handle even the most complex of designs including gun barrels, musical instruments, and cue sticks – all of which require extreme precision. EKO Industries’ expert engineers work closely with you to ensure the CNC machine software can expertly handle your requirements.
Almost every industry today uses custom CNC cutting machines and services to ensure greater accuracy, precision, and efficiency in their production. CNC software can be programmed to suit a wide variety of specifications, making these machines commonplace in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace to electronics. Before you engage a custom CNC cutting service, see what CNC machine would suit your materials, end product, and specifications best. You can find out more about our CNC machining services or check out our blog post for an in-depth guide to CNC machines.
What Are CNC Laser Cutting Machines?
It is a well-known fact that cutting has to be widely used in the process of metal fabrication. Different portions of metals have to be cut and rejoined appropriately to get the desired shape.
CNC laser cutting
The CNC laser cutting is a computer-controlled fabrication process which uses high powered laser beams to cut the metal into desired designs and shapes.
The process of CNC laser cutting is suitable for a wide range of materials such as wood, plastic, gemstones, paper, glass etc. The efficiency of the CNC cutting process is such that accurate and intricate cuts can be achieved without additional machinery.
The main form of laser cutting is called ‘vaporisation cutting’ in which a focused laser beam melts the materials and a high-pressure gas removes the molten material.
The three main types of CNC laser cutting are:
- Hybrid laser
- Moving material, and
- Flying optic
In the hybrid-cutting process, the workpiece is usually moved in one direction, and the laser head moves in the perpendicular direction.
In the moving material cutting process, the laser beam is fixed, and the workpieces move in the X-Y direction beneath. The operation is similar to that of a punch press.
The flying optic cutting process is opposite to that of the moving material cutting. Here instead of the material, the laser beam moves in X and Y direction to cut the material into the desired pieces.
There are several different kinds of laser cutting such as oxidation, fusion cutting and scribing. Irrespective of the method used, laser cutting can produce greater accuracy and superior quality cuts with less contamination.
The range for CNC lasers is from 0.3mm up to 25mm for the higher powered models.
Advantages of CNC Laser Cutting
In an industrial environment, CNC machining is usually preferred over other cutting forms for several reasons. Let us take a closer look at those.
1. Highly Versatile
One of the essential aspects of this technology is that it is highly versatile. Lasers can be used to cut various materials such as wood, plastic, glass, metals, paper etc.
Lasers can also be used for various other applications such as laser marketing, for marking everyday products.
One of the main advantages of laser cutting is high accuracy. With laser beams, it is possible to make ultra-thin cuts required for manufacturing sophisticated machine parts.
Accuracy of +/-0.1 mm can give high precision without the use of any additional equipment.
Laser cutting enables you to cut several different shapes within the same material. Here you do not have to change the tools for each additional cut.
Once the CAD file is fed into the CNC machine’s central computer, you can produce several thousand replicas of the desired design.
In industries, laser cutting can be done a lot quicker than traditional cutting methods such as mechanical, flame-cutting, plasma cutting etc.
6. Fully automated
Traditional cutting methods require lots of specialised manpower. Laser cutting, on the other hand, can be achieved with less manpower.
This will help the companies cut down the labour charges, which reduces the overall cost of production.
However, the cutting process has to be performed by a skilled operator.
7. Contactless cutting
Since the laser beam does the work, there won’t be any wear and tear due to mechanical friction.
The quality of materials produced through laser cutting is far superior to those made through other forms of cutting methods.