Laser Cutting & Laser Profiling

At Rimor Fabrications Division, we provide a fast and efficient Laser Profiling & Cutting service. If you require laser profiling to close tolerances, our modern CO2 lasers can provide the perfect solution whatever the shape, size or volume you require. Our laser shop is supported by a fully equipped sheet metal fabrication facility that gives you the option of “flat cut part” or “finished product”

Materials and Service
Laser Cutting Technology
Laser Profiling
Economy of scale
Design capability

Materials and Service
Rimor’s equipment is able to handle a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials including mild steel, stainless steel, tool steel, pre-finished surfaces (e.g. galvanised or zinc coated steel), aluminium and a range of super-alloys such as titanium. Maximum sheet size is 3000 mm. x 1500 mm with material thicknesses ranging from the light gauge to 20 mm depending on material requirement.

• Mild Steel (Grade CR, HR & S275) – 0.5mm to 20mm
• Stainless Steel (Grade 304 & 316) – 0.5mm to 10mm
• Aluminium (Grade 52/51) – 0.5mm to 3mm
• Galvanised Steel and Zinc Coated Steel – Up to 2mm
• Sheet sizes available 2000mm x 1000mm - 2500mm x 1250mm - 3000mm x 1500mm
• Competitive Pricing
• Full Technical Support (CAD/CAM Part Development)
• Fully Equipped Fabrication Shop
• National Delivery Service

There are many companies providing a cutting or marking service on a 'flat-in, flat-out' basis, but if further work is required to form or fabricate the component, additional sub-contractors have to be found. Our fully equipped fabrication shop supports our Laser facilities enabling Rimor to offer a choice of either ‘flat-cut parts’ or a complete service from design concept to finished product.

The Laser
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation which in terms of Quantum physics describes the mechanism by which a solid, liquid or gas is encouraged to emit coherent light.

The CO2 Laser used in industry today is best described as equipment that produces a beam of light that when focused to a fine point produces heat energy intense enough to melt and vaporise metal and other materials. This type of energy can now be harnessed to provide industrial processes for surface treatment, fine seam welding and line cutting of various materials.

Applying Laser Technology
Laser cutting machines are able to accurately produce and replicate complex profiles. The beam of light produced in this type of equipment is typically 0.2mm diameter at the point of contact with the material being cut, the speed and depth of cut being dictated by the output energy and quality of light being emitted by the light resonator. The 3000 watt machines utilised by Rimor are typically able to cleanly cut through 20mm steel plate, 15mm Stainless Steel and 5mm Aluminium plate.
Laser cutting is extremely accurate with consistent repeatability and frequently used to produce the most complex profiles. Tolerances of +/- 0.2mm are normal but can vary with material thicknesses and design detail.

Economy of scale
The combination of Laser profiling and other CNC equipment employed by Rimor allow us to provide our clients with a “one stop” facility for producing complex components requiring additional processes such as bending, welding, grinding, polishing, milling and tapping.

Rapid profiling speeds coupled with high quality finishes and efficient use of materials achieved by Rimor’s modern CO2 Laser equipment provides our clients with highly cost effective solution for producing complex components allowing them to compete in the today’s modern industrial “just in time” environment

The versatility of laser profiling enables your product design engineer to be far more creative than when faced with the constraints imposed by conventional “straight edge” cutting. Typically, in sheet metal fabrication, the strategic location of slots and tabs together with location marks can virtually eliminate the need for expensive assembly jigs and fixtures.

Design.
Rimor employs the latest CAD design software allowing our team of design engineers to develop and prove extremely complex components in a 3D environment before downloading on to our CNC Laser machines. This software automatically incorporates features such as bend allowances which have hitherto been the subject of fairly complex manual calculations. In order to eliminate any possibility of transposition errors we are also able to accept drawings from clients in a range of formats such as dxf and dwg.