HOW YOUR QUOTE FOR LASER CUTTING IS GENERATED
We take the drawing of your part and enter it into our software to calculate processing time, weight and generate a laser cutting cost. Next, we nest the part on different sheets to achieve the best use of material so that we only need to charge you for the material used. If you require 20 components but 40 can be fitted on a sheet, you will only be charged for the half sheet required to produce the parts. This means that you can order exactly the quantity you require without paying a premium.
Once the information is in our system, we can change the material, thickness or quantity of your order to recalculate your quotation to compare a variety of options.
Material costs are the factor most likely to fluctuate and is the main reason why our quotes are only valid for a limited time. The price of metal varies from day to day depending on demand and availability. We have great buying power and excellent relationships with suppliers, so when we get a great price, we share the savings with you.
A big consideration for laser cutting cost is the time it takes the laser to cut the required shapes. The time the job takes depends on the material type, grade and thickness. More dense metals and thicker sheet or plate take more time to cut than less dense or thinner sheet.
We use the latest software and laser technology to reduce running time and laser cutting cost to keep the price per part as low as possible.