In 2012 Alma Sheet Metal invested in a 4.4kw Bystronic Flat Bed laser cutter. We are able to cut sheet sizes up to 3m x 1.5m and offer thickness ranges up to 20mm for stainless steel, 25mm for mild steel and 12mm thick aluminium at a competitive rate. Your sketches and drawings can be converted into DXF files by our experienced staff using the latest CAD software. Alternatively you can supply your own DXF files which can then be preloaded into the Bystronic Bybase operating system. Complex shapes can be developed to create flat patterns utilising our CAD software. This offers an effective solution to your pattern development needs.
The process works by focusing a laser beam on the cut material, this effectively melts, burns and vaporises the required result into the metal. An assist gas then removes any excess material or vapour from the cut zone in order to “clear” the area. The whole laser cutting process is done via a computer. Specifically a ‘file’, which is designed on the computer which contains a pre-created design. The laser will then follow the lines drawn on the CAD file, replicating the design on the material.