High-Speed Laser Blanking
PRODUCTION LASER CUTTING OF SHEET-METAL SHAPES
|BENEFITS||STAMPING||STAUB LASER BLANKING|
|Effective for 22ga – 3/8″ steel, stainless & aluminum|
|Consistent precision on holes, openings and profiles|
|Efficient material utilization and scrap reduction|
|Competitive per-piece pricing|
|No hard-tool expenses such as design, build, setup & maintenance|
|Engineering changes in days (not weeks) at little to no cost|
|Quick turnaround. No waiting months for tool development and manufacturing|
|Order just what you want. No need to maintain large inventory of parts or material|
|Great for production requirements from 5,000 EAU to 20,000 EAU|
What is a typical production volume for laser blanking?
Parts that have an annual usage of 5,000 and up to 20,000 are typically good candidates for laser blanking. Contact us today to review your specific requirement.
Do I have to have all my parts blanked at the the same time?
One benefit of laser blanking over stamping is that you don’t have to run a years’ worth of parts in one setup. Most of our customers choose to receive weekly, monthly or quarterly shipments. Contact our sales team to determine the production schedule that works best for you.
What if the blanks I need are thicker than ⅜” (or thinner than 22 ga.)?
While most of the blanking we do falls into the 22ga – ⅜’ thick range, we are happy to review your specific application to see if we feel we can help. Connect with our sales team today.
Does laser blanking work on high-strength steels and other alloys?
Staub’s laser blanking is very effective on high-strength steels. For questions about your specific material, please contact our sales team to see if we can help.
Do you laser cut blanks from coil?
With Staub’s laser blanking you don’t have to worry about buying, handling and storing coils of raw material. We use commercially-available sheet material, typically in 48’ x 96” or 60” x 120” sizes. We also work with many customers who supply their own sheet material. Talk to our sales team to learn more.
How does the cut edge of a laser cut blank compare with a stamped blank?
A typical stamped blank edge has two elements, shear and break, where the shear (the smooth area) is the only portion of the cut that is in tolerance. With a laser cut blank, the entire cut edge is smooth and flat (and in tolerance). Another noticeable benefit of a laser cut blank is that it does not have the rolled-over top edge caused by the stress of a punch/die cut. A member of our sales team would be happy to provide you with further information on this.
What are your standard blanking tolerances?
While every application is unique, a good rule of thumb is +/-.005″. Actual tolerance will depend on the material, thickness, overall part size and such, For specific information on your project, you’ll want to talk to our sales team.