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Below you will find some of the frequently asked question about profile cutting and our service. If your questions are not covered on our website or you require further infomation regarding our services please feel free to phone or email us with your questions and we will be happy to help answer them or come up with a solution to you needs.

Why should I consider laser cutting for my custom parts?

Lasers have many advantages over other conventional metal cutting and metal fabricating processes. Laser cutting can produce very complex parts while cutting materials up to 20mm thick. Lasers can cut the hardest materials and leave burr-free edges. The laser cutting process is extremely repeatable and produces parts with virtually no distortion. Laser cutting is well suited for rapid prototyping and provides a cost effective solution for short run production, making it a good alternative to metal stamping.

The narrow laser cut (kerf) width created by material removal, provides for the efficient layout of parts (and more parts per sheet), with less material scrap waste than most other cutting methods.

In most cases, laser cutting offers major benefits over short run stamping, plasma cutting, wire EDM, water jet cutting, and NC milling. Lasers are capable of cutting steel, stainless steel, alloys, copper, aluminum, and brass. They are capable of cutting non-metallic materials like plastics, ceramics, rubber, quartz, wood and even some composite structures. Overall, laser cutting out performs plasma, water jet, NC milling, and conventional saws in nearly every cutting process. However, for some materials, thickness requirements, or tolerances, other metal cutting processes may be more efficient such as our plasma and oxy-fuel cutting service.

What is your typical quote response turnaround time?

Quotes are usually returned to the requesting company the same day or, at the worst, the following day. We are very concerned about quick and accurate quote response times.

What's the typical processing time for a laser-cutting job?

The processing time is really a function of the job's complexity, so it depends. iLASERCUT can turn around laser cut parts in as little as a few hours, but some jobs might take a week. We also fill many rush jobs and will produce and ship partial orders to ensure our customers' production is uninterrupted.

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What kind of drawing files can you accept for my laser-cutting project?

We do our fastest work when we receive emailed .DXF files. Preferably, files are submitted in DXF format. Please see the information page for all drawing specifications.

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Is there a minimum charge?

Yes. Due to the amount of work involved in getting your parts programmed for the machines, material handling and then cutting, we have a minimum cutting charge of $75 + GST.

What is the maximum sheet size iLASERCUT can handle?

Our lasers can handle sheets up to 3000mm x 1500mm. Our lasers utilises a pallet changing system that allows us to change sheets in 30 seconds, increasing our production capacity and decreasing processing times for your job. Our High Definition Plasma Cutter can handle sheets up to 12metres x 3.5metres.

How quickly can you begin my laser-cutting project?

Once your order is received, we quickly begin the process of generating the NC file that our Laser machine will use to cut your parts. Lead times range from one day to a week or more depending on the size and complexity of the project. iLASERCUT always allows for emergency situations by allotting time to offer partial shipments.

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Besides laser cutting, what other capabilities does iLASERCUT offer to assist with our project?

We can arrange a wide variety of metal fabricating services designed to provide you with a one-stop-shop for your fabricating needs including shearing, forming, machining, welding, grinding, polishing, and painting, for virtually any metal fabricating application. We work with local fabrication services to provide competitive pricing and lead times.

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