Application Note

Which Industrial Cutting Method Is Right For You?

By Laser Services

The process of cutting different types of stock has many factors for choosing the right method of industrial cutting such as the thickness of the stock to be cut, hardness of the stock, whether or not the stock is stacked or layered, cost and timing requirements, and the desired condition of the material after it’s been cut. Some applications require one specific type of cutting method and the other two methods are out of the question. This application note presents the process of each industrial cutting method, and comparisons between laser cutting, water jets, and mechanical cutting.