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About our service
eMachineShop offers a unique approach to providing custom laser cut parts. We provide special free CAD software that allows you to easily draw your part or import an existing design. The software then provides instant expert feedback about your design and helps you correct any issues to ensure a smooth trouble-free process. It then gives an instant price - saving you from waiting for quotations. And finally the software allows you to order your custom parts online with just a click - at prototype or production quantities.
We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.
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About laser cutting
Laser cutting produces part shapes by cutting sheet material using an intense laser beam. This cutting method uses a beam of high-density light energy focused through a tiny hole in a nozzle. When this beam strikes the surface of the work piece, the material of the work piece is vaporized.
The process offers low cost for prototype and short runs since no physical tooling is needed. Heat distortion is minimal and typically limited to about 10% of material thickness. Cut parts generally remain flat. Lasers leave minimal burrs.
Cutting with a laser can produce almost any 2D shape including cutouts for parts such as enclosures, cams, brackets, decorative items, holders, mechanisms, etc.
Several materials are applicable. Aluminum can be laser cut but requires a higher power more expensive laser. Stainless steel, plain steel and spring steel are highly suitable. Metals such as copper alloys are difficult due to their ability to reflect the laser light and absorb heat. Many plastics are problematic due to toxic fumes.
- Sharp inside corners of the part may have a slight rounding due to beam radius of approximately 0.02 - 0.04".
- Edge burrs are usually minimal and deburring of edges is usually not necessary.
- Thin flimsy structures, such as shapes where a high percent of material is removed and long slots may experience some warping.