At Ontario laser cutting Inc. we have 5 lasers and are currently looking at adding more, this is not because we are so busy but because each laser has its own unique way of cutting parts.
Every laser model has a purpose that fits a specific type of customer. With this in mind we add options and features that will enhance the laser and therefore creates additional cost. An example of this would be a C02 laser versus Fibre Optic laser, 4000 watt lasers versus 2500 watt lasers or 6 axis laser versus 2 axis laser.
Laser cutting produces part shapes by cutting sheet material using an intense laser beam. This cutting method uses a beam of high-density light energy focused through a tiny hole in a nozzle. When this beam strikes the surface of the work piece, the material of the work piece is vaporized.
The advantages of this process is it offers low cost for prototype and short runs since no physical tooling is needed. Heat distortion is minimal and typically limited to about 10% of material thickness. Cut parts generally remain flat. Lasers leave minimal burrs.
No, but we work closely with cad designers that do this every day
A PDF file is the best for quoting, they e-mail easy and are confidential. Once the order has been placed we usually prefer a Autocad type file.
Ontario Laser Cutting has its own fleet of delivery vehicles, we do personal deliveries throughout southwestern Ontario. Any orders outside of Ontario are done through shipping companies.
Our standard turn around is 5-7 days from the time of order, this largely depends on the size of the order and the material that is required to complete the order. We have 5 lasers and operate on multiple shifts, this gives us the ability to produce very large volumes of orders quickly.
We will provide pricing within a reasonable time, generally the same day
We purchase material from hundreds of suppliers and this gives us the ability to find almost any type of product. We also have over 600 customers in Ontario alone, if our supplies can’t find material there is a very good chance that one of our customers can find it. Networking is one of our specialties.
Yes we can, it does require using a special gas to keep the material from fracturing.
Some of our customers prefer to supply there own material, its not a problem for us to cut but lasers are very sensitive to rust and warped material, the material must be flat and free of rust or paint. I would also like to point out that we purchase high volumes of material, there is a very good chance that we can supply the material much cheaper than what a customer can purchase the material.
We have the ability to cut a wide range of material thicknesses, In steel we can cut from .001″ shim stock to 1.000″ thick to .010″ shim stock., Aluminum we can cut as thick as .375″ and .500″ in Stainless Steel.
Our largest laser cut cut 59″ wide by 119″ long.
The laser cutting process does produce a slight taper, its more of an hour glass shape than it is a taper, it is not visable to the human eye and it also helps with reducing sharp edges.
Today’s lasers can hold +/-.010″ tolerance, the problem is during shipping there can be temperature changes and the parts can expand or contract making it very difficult to hold that tolerance. When we are cutting 3D objects such as structural tubing or pipe the material will twist and expand during the tensional changes that are taking place within the material. Our recommendation is +/- .015″ and this is usually exceptable.
Having top notch employees requires years of training as well as dedication and passion. Our average employee must learn Autocad, Solid works, Corel, Striker, Ncell, Mazatrol, FGCam, CPlus, Inventor, as well as many more programs, they must be proficient in Gcode editing as well as understanding all the various materials and how they react to laser cutting. We have licensed Millwrights on staff to make sure our equipment keeps running. These are some of the standards that we hold and most of our staff go way beyond these talents. Yes they are highly trained and excel in what they do.
“AR” material is easy to cut and lasers should have no problem with cutting them.
No, the gases that are produced from cutting are very toxic.
Some plastics can be cut but others are toxic, some shrink and make them uncontrollable and other melt, some plastics become highly corrosive and can destroy the lasers components. We try to avoid all plastics.
You request a quote by sending us an email with your concept drawing. A PDF of your concept is best for quoting. Once the order is placed we require Autocad files.
We assess your concept and the materials you require. We may offer suggestions before sending you a quote. We will provide pricing within a reasonable time, generally the same day.
We laser cut your project. Our standard turn around is 3-5 days from the time of order but this depends on the size of the order and the materials required.
We deliver your project to you. We use our own fleet of delivery vehicles for Southwestern Ontario. Shipping outside of Ontario is done through shipping companies.