What are the advantages of laser cutting in sheet metal processing?

Laser cutting technology has become an indispensable and important tool in modern manufacturing, especially in the field of sheet metal processing. With the continuous advancement of science and technology, laser cutting technology has developed rapidly, which has not only greatly improved production efficiency, but also improved processing accuracy and product quality.

In the fierce market competition, sheet metal manufacturers need to continuously optimize production processes to maintain competitiveness. Laser cutting technology, with its high efficiency, precision and flexibility, has brought new possibilities to sheet metal processing. This article will explore in depth the multiple advantages of laser cutting in sheet metal processing to help you fully understand how this advanced technology can revolutionize traditional manufacturing and drive the industry forward.

Laser cutting

Definition and classification of sheet metal processing: Sheet metal refers to a comprehensive cold processing technology for metal sheets below 6mm. The process mainly includes: cutting, bending, welding and surface treatment. Among them, cutting can be divided into: digital punching and laser cutting according to the processing method.

Digital punching mainly cuts cold-rolled and hot-rolled plates below 3mm, aluminum plates below 4mm and stainless steel below 2mm. The maximum plate processing size is 1250mm*4000mm. Laser cutting machines have a wide range of applications and there are three types: YAG solid, CO2 and fiber laser cutting machines.

Advantages and characteristics of laser cutting

Advantages and characteristics of laser cutting: Laser cutting has obvious advantages for processing requirements of multiple varieties, multiple batches, small batches, non-standard and high precision.

Compared with traditional processes such as CNC, it has the following characteristics:

  1. High degree of flexibility and fast cutting speed, which can improve production efficiency and shorten product production cycle.
  2. High degree of automation, easy operation and reduced labor intensity.
  3. High material utilization rate, reduced production costs and improved economic benefits.
  4. Good material adaptability, no tool wear, effectively extending life.

Advantages of laser cutting

1.It is conducive to optimizing the process, reducing processing procedures and reducing production costs. This is because the one-time operation of sheet forming and welding and fitting reduces the use of molds, thereby reducing production time.

2.It is conducive to improving the efficiency of laser cutting. Using software programming to formulate a more reasonable cutting plan can not only reduce the use and waste of materials, but also effectively improve processing efficiency.

3.It is conducive to product development. Since the product production cycle is shortened, the research and development speed of new products will be increased to explore new market needs.


Laser cutting technology has significantly improved the quality and production efficiency of sheet metal processing with its high precision, high efficiency and multi-material applicability. With the continuous advancement of technology, laser cutting has broader application prospects in modern manufacturing and will continue to bring more innovation and competitive advantages to manufacturers.