Laser Cutting Expertise for over 20 years!
Laser cutting is a core competency at Noble Industries. We have been providing laser cutting services for over 20 years. Being able to control a broad range of laser parameters precisely helps transform a flat sheet of metal into numerous parts with a variety of characteristic without the need of extra tooling. We have the ability to cut flat sheet metal or tubes. We can cut holes straight through the metal or we can etch or even countersink holes. By using our laser cutting services, you will have the precision parts quickly and cost effectively. Today we have 6 Mazak lasers and 2 load/unload cells making was one of the largest metal fabrication shops with laser cutting capacity!
We purchased our first Mazak laser cutting machine in 1994. It was a 1000 watt laser with a maximum of 48 inch x 96 inch sheet capacity. The first laser cutting job shop in Indiana, Noble Industries offered solutions for cutting sheet metal instead of punching or stamping a part. Today Noble Industries has 6 lasers and capacity to handle large production laser cutting and small jobs as well.
We still have this 1000 watt laser today and use it to cut up to 1/4 inch material. Since then we have added a laser cell with load and unload automation. In this laser cell we have a Mazak 2500 watt and a Mazak 4000 watt laser. One operator can manage this laser cell with ease. Both the 2500 watt laser and the 4000 watt laser handle cutting of up to 5/8 material. The need for 3D laser cutting led us to the purchase of our Mazak 4000 watt Space Gear in 2003. Cutting width and length cut surface on our 3D laser is 60" X 120".
The proven efficiency with automatic load/unload cell made it an easy decision to go with another automated load/unload cell as growth continued in our laser cutting job shop. In July 2012 we add 2 additional Mazak 4000 watt 5' X 10' ft lasers. We added a Mazak FMS Tower and load/unload capability in late August. With our 6 Mazak lasers, Noble Industries is the largest laser cutting job shop in the Midwest. Our customers say that not only do we have capacity to meet their everchanging needs, our laser cut parts are the best parts in the business. Let us be your first choice in metal fabrication needs and laser cutting services.
This picture at the top of the page shows our Mazak 4000 Watt Space Gear laser cutting 3/8" A36 material with straight holes and the red spot is a countersunk hole still hot from the laser. These laser cut parts are Automotive Aftermarket Metal Brackets. We laser cut then form them on a press brake and powder coated. We ship 500 to 1,000 a week of these parts.
Laser Cutting Sheet Metal Capabilities
- Carbon Steel up to 1"
- Stainless Steel up to 0.50"
- Aluminum to 0.375"
- Galvanized to 0.25"
- 60" X 120"
Laser Cutting Features
- Nested parts using P.E.P 2011 programming and nesting software to maximize material
- Round, square, rectangular and triangular tubing
- Sheet metal, Angle iron, I-beam, and C-channel
What is Laser Cutting?
Laser cutting is the technology that uses a intense laser to cut metal. The word "laser" stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation" - a process that works by stimulated emission. It is manifested in the form of a beam that can be manipulated with various reflective surfaces.
What are the benefits of Laser Cutting?
Custom laser cut parts produces greater consistency from part to part. Precision sheet metal parts can be made by laser cutting the parts due to the ability to hold tighter tolerances. Laser cutting gives you cleaner, burr-free cuts, quicker production, minimal operator intervention and greater accuracy which equates to less wasted metal & time. This lower costs to the manufacturer & results in a savings to the customer. Processing tolerance can be guaranteed at 0.005.
Quality Control Inspection
If you are looking for a metal fabrication company who takes ISO 9001:2008 seriously along with continuous improvement, Noble Industries is that company. We purchased a Virtek Scanner and created a white room beside the laser cutting area so that first article inspections could be done as soon as the first part was cut. The operator places the first article part on the glass of the scanner and an infrared beam locates the part, scans and gathers key data and dimensions of the part and compares it to the electronic drawing. This QC inspection provides assurance of quality parts with exacting tolerances for first article inspection before the part goes to another work center.
If cost is your biggest consideration of precision sheet metal cutting, then you might want to consider punching the part in our cnc punching department.