First to Adopt Laser Metal Cutting

Germantown Tool - Laser Cutting MachineOver 20 years ago, Germantown Tool recognized the importance of offering laser metal cutting services to the marketplace. Laser cutting enables us to meet a wide range of customer needs, from single prototypes to production runs requiring thousands of parts.

The laser cutting process has added a new dimension to the metal fabricating industry. C02 lasers, for many years the workhorse of the industry, are being replaced by new Fiber Optic technology. Fiber Optic technology has several advantages…..increased cutting speed, consistency, precision, and versatility.

For these reasons, Germantown Tool has invested in 6 kW Fiber Optic Technology for Laser Cutting.

Prototyping

Germantown Tool can utilize your Solidworks, DXF/DWG, EPS and STP files to download to our Laser and start cutting metal in a matter of minutes. We can also work from a photo of a design that you want to create in metal.

Low-volume Metal Cutting Production

When volume requirements are not large enough to justify the cost of building high-volume production dies, Germantown Tool’s laser-cutting services bridge the gap. Laser metal cutting has proven to be a cost-effective option for the production of one part or several thousand parts—all without the investment in expensive, high production dies.

With the installation of our 6 kW Fiber Optic Laser system, we can now offer laser cutting of the following metals:

  • Steel up to .750″ thick
  • Stainless up to .625″ thick
  • Aluminum up to .500″ thick
  • Brass up to .500” thick
  • Copper up to .250” thick

Our Laser system is equipped with two 60” x 120” indexing worktables, allowing for both operator-free and lights-out operation. In addition, the system’s proprietary nesting software maximizes sheet yield while minimizing scrap. The benefit to our customers: quality and savings.

Whether you require a prototype, pre-production samples, or low-to-medium-volume production, Germantown Tool is equipped to support your laser cutting requirements.