The answer to this question depends on several factors. The first being the material that needs to be cut. A laser can not only be used to cut different types of metals, but also non-metals such as wood, plastic or textiles. In addition to the type of material, the following factors also play a role in determining the price:
Thickness of the material to be cut
That last matter in particular is where the costs of laser cutting vary. Laser cutting allows for a lot of design freedom, which means that it is customised work, causing costs to vary for each laser cutting job. However, we have developed something that gives you quick and detailed information on the costs of laser cutting metal sheet material or pipes and tubes.
Calculate a price for laser cutting, online, quickly and easily
247TailorSteel. Founded in 2007. We specialise in laser cutting sheet metal, pipes and tubes made of steel, stainless steel and aluminium. At the centre of this process is Sophia®, our online assistant, who is also the reason that we can quickly answer the question: What are the costs of laser cutting?
Sophia® will calculate a price tailored to you
Thanks to artificial intelligence, Sophia® can quickly analyse the various factors that determine the price of your desired product. Once you have logged into Sophia® and uploaded your STEP, DXF or DWG files, you will receive a quote within one minute, giving you a detailed and transparent quotation process without the time-consuming, costly fuss.
Throughout the design phase, you can easily adjust the material types or thicknesses as well as the design or the connection methods. Sophia® will provide you with continuous insight into the costs of the laser cutting of sheets, pipes or tubes.
Savings instead of costs
You will benefit from savings if you use 247TailorSteel as an extension of your production department. We keep steel, stainless steel and aluminium in stock for you. You only cut the materials that you actually need, so you won’t be stuck with excess supplies. The costs of disposing of production waste are also a thing of the past, because the product is delivered to you exactly the way you want it. In addition, you can use our machinery as an extra (plug-and-play) capacity for your productions. The advantage of this is that, during busy periods, you don’t have to invest heavily in any risky or unnecessary expansions to your own range of machinery.
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Advantages of laser cutting over other alternatives
Plasma cutting and water cutting can be referred to as alternatives within the 'cutting' process. Plasma cutting is a technique that is mainly used for sheet material with a thickness of 30 millimetres or more. This method is less accurate than laser cutting.
Laser cutting has a risk - albeit a small one - of warping due to the amount of heat released in this process. This may be a reason for some to choose water cutting. However, this is a relatively slow method. Punching is also an option. It may be a cheaper alternative to laser cutting, but it offers less flexibility. Laser cutting allows for free-shape cutting, which makes very complex contours possible.
Accurate, fast and flexible
What makes laser cutting an economically beneficial solution is the combination of:
and design freedom
These are largely thanks to the automated and digitised production processes that 247TailorSteel offers through Sophia®. The results are savings instead of costs.