CNC Laser Cutting Sheet Metal

Subcontract Laser Cutting Company

Hydram Sheet Metalwork’s CNC laser cutting service offers a fast, flexible and economical means of laser cutting sheet metal and plate profiling.

Sheet metal fabrication subcontractor Hydram bought its first CNC laser cutting machine in 1997 and has continually upgraded its capabilities to keep up with technological advances, with fiber sources and automation systems, to ensure that its laser profiling services are efficient and competitive.

Subcon laser cutting services are just one of many subcontract engineering services offered by this top precision fabrication company.

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Laser cutting capacity

Hydram can laser cut up to 20 mm thick mild steel, “clean cut” up to 12mm thick in stainless steel and 10mm in aluminium.  With three Bystronic laser cutting machines, all with 3 metre x 1.5 metre sheet metal capacity and automated loading and unloading systems Hydram’s precision laser cutters have the capacity to meet your needs.

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Tube laser cutting

Laser cutting metal tube is a highly productive and flexible method of tube processing.  Tube laser machines are designed both to cut hole profiles and end profiles (mitres or cod mouths) on round, square, oval, triangular and other special section metal tubes.  Profiles are not restricted to circular or rectangular shapes – laser cutting of highly complex shapes within the metal tube is possible, with high accuracy.

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Tower storage facilities

All Hydram’s laser cutting and punching machines are connected to tower storage systems with 3 metre x 1.5 metre sheet metal capacity to provide automated loading and unloading.   The Remmert tower for our Fiber machines enables full automation with both laser cut part and scrap removal is available for unmanned operation.  Hydram’s precision laser cutting services has the capacity to meet your needs.

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Fiber Laser Machines

Hydram uses the latest fiber laser machines from Bystronic.  Thinner sheet metal can be cut particularly quickly with fiber lasers due to the extremely high power density in the cutting zone.  The higher power density also enables oxide-free cutting of mild steel up to 4mm thick using nitrogen, eliminating the need for the oxide scale to be removed on the cut edge before painting.

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Laser cutting sheet metal benefits

The benefits of laser cutting sheet metal are its flexibility, economy and rapid turn round.

Laser profiling offers supreme flexibility, handling profiles from the simplest of components to shapes of almost limitless complexity – it is suitable for both pre-production samples and production batches.  This ability to laser cut complex profiles can eliminate the need for additional operations.

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Part nesting

The narrow laser cut width, zero clamping strip and computer-assisted part nesting allows maximum material utilisation.  Coupled with short lead times and zero tooling costs, laser cutting is a highly attractive and economical means of profiling sheet metal and plate.

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Subcontract Fabrication and Laser Cutting

Hydram Sheet Metalwork is one of the largest sheet metal fabrication companies in the UK, founded in 1977, and employing over 200 people in its 135,000 square foot facility in County Durham.

Since then, the sheet metal manufacturer has been supplying metal products, metal components and precision sheet metal fabrication services to a wide range of market leading companies in industry sectors such as rail, public transport, lighting, furniture, earth-moving machinery and white goods.

With customers in so many industries, Hydram has a broad range of experience and expertise to offer, particularly in laser cutting sheet metal and other subcontract fabrication services, including CNC punch profiling.

Contact our sales team to find out how we can help with your sheet metal fabrication project.