Guide to Determining the Cost of Laser Cutting Machining
Laser cutting is essentially a thermal cutting process. It utilizes an amplified light beam to achieve top-notch metal cutting. We at Creatingway offer laser cutting services as it is ideally flexible and accurate. State of the art automated laser cutters often requires little manpower. Combining its autonomous nature and quickness allows us to keep project costs low. There are, however, a few other factors that contribute to its overall pricing. The following article will provide their step by step analysis.
Six Basic Steps to most of our Laser Cutting Machining Projects
- Uploading of CAD, STP or DXF for an instant laser cutting quote
- Determination of the material parameters
- Selection of delivery address
- Acceptance of quotation
- Our system sends it into production
- Delivery of product
Uploading of Your File
We normally can determine quotations from files our clients upload to our website. You can either choose to upload a CAD, DXF drawing, or STP model. We sometimes prefer STP models. This is since we can automatically determine price quotes for both bending and cutting.
Determination of Material Parameters
We can easily read material thickness from the STP file. You can easily choose the desired material and quantity from the menu. We can also choose the material thickness using the menu with a DXF drawing. There are also scenarios in need of extra operation and specific tolerances. Provide the necessary instructions in the written box or enclose a pdf drawing.
Material Selection Of Laser Cutting Machining
You can also choose the material that suits your needs. You can achieve this using the drop-down menu. Our metal fabrication platform has a listing of the different material prices. These include stainless steel, carbon steel, structural steel, aluminum, etc. You should note that the number of materials on the platform is constantly increasing.
This similarly applies to material thickness. We have listings for sheet metal up to 6 mm in thickness. This also applies to plates above 6 mm. The menu may sometimes lack what you are looking for. In this case, you must manually ask for the laser cutting price. Our services go beyond what is on the menu. After the selection of the material, we can proceed to determine the needed quantity. Meanwhile, our algorithm is computing and updating costs according to inputs.
If you upload multiple drawings, you can also assign the materials in bulk. You simply tick the boxes lying in front of the details that apply to the same dimensions. In some cases, the thickness and materials may be uniform in all parts. You can just tick the “select all box” before allocating them.
Neither the STP files nor the drawings have any dimensions. The laser cutter can’t work without them. We have a simple way that allows you to check if the information is correct. We normally include the general dimensions of each component on the ordering form. It is adjacent to the part name. You can use this to determine if your drawing size is up to scale.
Surface Coating Price
Pricing normally encompasses the following features: laser cutting, countersinking/ threading, bending, and surface coating. If you have extra considerations, kindly include them in the comment section. Laser cutting machining usually leaves an aesthetically pleasing finish. Post-processing is thus not necessary.
If you want your part to have countersunk/ threaded holes, then indicate the number. You can add a PDF drawing to indicate specifications such as thread sizes.
Acceptance of Laser Cutting Machining Quote
Upon clicking the ‘proceed to check out’ option, you will have to fill in the shipping details. We likely have these details from your initial registration. There is, therefore, no need to refill it whenever you are placing an order. You have the option of adding multiple addresses. To do this, quickly select the right one from the existing database. This normally applies to companies that have more than one warehouse.
Once you correctly verify everything, we can proceed to the payment option. There are a variety of options for making payments. It is also dependent on the country you are from. We avail of different options to ease this transaction.
Upon processing of the payment, we can then proceed to production. We strive to keep the lead times as short as we possibly can. Thankfully, our team of experts achieves this whole still maintains the highest quality of standards. We have both fiber laser and CO2 laser cutters at our disposal. This allows us to cut an array of metals whether they are reflective or not.
Packaging and Delivery
The quotation already includes the cost of packaging and delivery. Our clients should, therefore, be sure that no additional charges will creep up. We employ very capable couriers in the delivery of our products.
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