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Design for Manufacturing:

Laser Cutting Sheet Metal



Factors to consider when choosing laser cutting as your production process

Laser Cutting

Maximum Hole DiameterArea = (π (diameter)2 ) / thickness
Corner RadiusMinimum R0.2
Standard Sheet Size1.2 m × 2.4 m, or 1.5 m × 3.0 m


Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Tolerances

Linear Tolerances: X.XX+/- 0.20 mm
Hole Diameter Tolerances+/- 0.08 mm


Material Thickness Nominal Value

Material Thickness <1.0 mm+/- 0.05 mm
Material Thickness >1.0 mm to <2.0 mm+/- 0.05 mm
Material Thickness >2.0 mm to <5.0 mm+/- 0.07 mm
Material Thickness >5.0 mm to <20.0 mm+/- 0.20 mm


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