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CNC Laser Cutters and their Properties February 7, 2018

CNC lasers are used to provide cutting, engraving and shaping. They will often be used to cut metal, though they can cut other materials as well, like wood, concrete and foam. The advanced technology used will help to create an even cut and will provide an excellent result that is of the very highest quality. If you are looking for something to streamline processes and create the highest quality cutting, then think about a cnc laser cutter.

What are CNC laser cutters?

A CNC laser cutter is a sophisticated piece of technology that will last you a long time when looked after properly. CNC stands for computer numerical control, which means that the laser machine is controlled by the computer. The computer can change the design, through the use of CAD, or computer aided design. This is how a design is fed into the machine, and this is the reason why laser cutting with CNC lasers will be so accurate: it is all controlled by a highly efficient and precise computer programme. This takes away any room for human error within the process.

You will need to have the right software installed on the computer system, to control the laser cutter accurately. It can be used with any kind of computer, meaning that it isn’t a high cost piece of technology. It can be used to streamline processes, like pipe cutting and metal cutting, so that costs are lower. This is because you will need less man power when using a laser in this way.

These are some of the processes you can undertake with a laser machine:

  • Vaporistaion
  • Melt and blow
  • Thermal stress cracking
  • Scribing

There are many others as well – it will all depend on what you want to achieve with the laser technology and how you go about this.

Why invest in lasers? 

Lasers are the future of industry – especially CNC laser cutters. Nothing can rival the power of a laser, to complete cutting and engraving processes in such a short amount of time and with such precise results. Lasers are going to put you at the cutting edge of technology within your industry.

If you choose to invest in lasers, it will save you money over time. Of course, the laser is going to be a big investment, but you will no longer have to outsource processes that can be completed using your in-house laser machine. If you do decide to outsource anything, it will be a lot less. When you have a laser machine installed, you will be streamlining the processes you use to make it easier for member of staff. This is good news for your profits and margins, as you will be able to make more product in less time. That can only be a good thing.

Make sure you keep your laser cutter well maintained, and it will keep working well for years to come. Speak to the manufacturer about servicing packages to ensue it remains in excellent working condition and meets legal safety standards.


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What to Look for when Purchasing Security Front Doors September 30, 2017

Purchasing doors is never an easy undertaking. This is why most people would instead leave this job to the repairman. This is often accompanied with regret when the door fitted is not what you were looking for. The choice of an entry door is a matter of balancing your needs regarding style, security, and durability.

The good thing is that there is a wide range of door styles available to suit any household. You will be spoilt for choice, and it is possible to get better than what you expected. The front door is among the most important parts of your house. It should be stylish and well maintained to create a good impression to visitors and guests. Whatever type of security front doors you finally settle upon, it must be sturdy, tasteful and easy to maintain.

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Choosing the Right Rooflights for your Building September 2, 2017

Rooflights and skylights can be fitted into most buildings in some way. There are plenty of different options for you so it’s a matter of choosing the right one for you. Here are some thoughts to guide you in the right direction:

  • Choose rooflights that are the right pitch. Check in the specification, as some will only be suitable for flat roofs.
  • Ask the supplier. A good supplier will know all about the products and rooflights they sell. They can also advise you on installation.
  • Look at online galleries. This will give you an idea about the types of products that are on the market and what kind of look you are going for.
  • Think about functionality. Do you need smoke vents? Do you want your rooflight to be hinged to allow for extra ventilation?
  • Decide on glass or polycarbonate. Glass is more premium and is usually used in homes.
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Can you Make Use of Suntubes? August 29, 2017

Natural light is really important for any building. It is important that you bring in as much light as possible, helping to make a pleasant home or working environment depending on the nature of the building. You may think there is no way you could bring light into certain places but this is a common misconception. The best way to use light in hard to reach places is with suntubes.

Suntubes are used to direct light from roof level into a space below. They are different to rooflights in that they are much smaller and can be fitted into virtually and roof space. This makes them ideal for helping to bring more light into areas like hallways, stairwells and landings. The light is directed down reflective tubing into the room and it may surprise you just how much difference this supposedly small amount of light can make – you will never regret installing suntubes.

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Smoke Vents and Automatic Opening Vents July 17, 2017

Smoke vents and automatic opening vents (AOVs) are important facets of smoke safety systems. They should be installed in all commercial buildings where the fire regulations say that they are required. Often, they can be installed anyway to make a building even safer. They can all be linked together with the rest of the fire safety system in order to make sure all the different parts are working together to ensure the ultimate protection for people inside a building.

AOVs can be linked up to fire alarm systems and will open when they sound. They can be set to open in other situations as well, creating a way for smoke to exit a building. Smoke vents perform much the same function. AOVs might also be used for access to a roof area or another hard to reach part of the building, making it easier to get in and out.

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