3D laser cutting

WBM Staalservice has specialised in the latest 3D laser cutting technology.

WBM Staalservice has specialised in the latest 3D laser cutting technology. 3D laser cutting gives our customers new opportunities for designing, developing and producing products made from steel plate. Our design engineers benefit from much greater versatility in shaping products. As a result, WBM and its customers are able to:

  • Cut round holes or other shapes which are close to or actually in a bent edge in the material. No deformation occurs, contrary to the conventional approach.
  • Design products were 2 holes lie on exactly the same centreline.
  • Cut holes and contours after bending or other forming processes.
  • Construct products with a bend line on a narrow base by bending them first and then cutting away material.

The laser cell which WBM Staalservice can put to work on your behalf is a TLC 1005: a universal, 6-axis laser machining centre. This TLC 1005 TRUMPF laser machining centre is capable of welding or cutting anything from the tiniest of implants for medical technology up to complete basic body shells.

Our 3D laser cell is equipped with a two-table changeover system which allows fully automatic changeovers. Both tables measure 4000 x 1500 mm and are set up in a diagonally opposed arrangement. The machine’s working range is 4000 x 1500 x 750 mm: as a result, it can even cut steel in thicknesses from 1 to 15 mm and stainless steel in thicknesses from 1 to 8 mm. Our 6-axis laser system combines the accuracy of a CNC system with the precision and reproducibility of a laser. Consequently, 3D laser cutting is the ideal technique for;

  • Round and contoured holes in spun or deep drawn plate.
  • Angled edges such as for knives and weld bevels up to an angle of 45ᶱ.
  • Round and contoured holes in round or box section tube profiles.

We process:

  • Flat plates
    Bevelled holes up to an angle of 45 degrees or countersunk holes can be cut in flat plate. We process plates up to 4000 mm.
  • Formed plate products
    WBM Staalservice can cut round and contoured holes in any product formed from steel plate.
  • Straight profiles
    Our cutting machines are capable of cutting any shape from a straight profile such as U-profiles, T-profiles, IPE profiles and many other specially made profiles.
  • Formed profiles
    Formed profiles can be cut to size after forming using our cutting machines and holes can be cut at the same time if required.
    A hole pattern can be cut retrospectively in box section profiles and/or formed plate in order to guarantee the correct dimensions.
    We handle all stages of the shaped part from the initial idea to the end product.
  • Carbon steels; S235JR-S355MC-S420MC, S500MC, S700MC, S355J2+N and S690QL.
  • Stainless steel material, particularly 304 and 316 grade.
  • Various grades of aluminium including AW5754.
  • Wear-resistant and abrasion-resistant materials, including Hardox, Domex and Raex.
  • Exotic materials, including C45, CrMo4, Inconel and heat-resistant stainless steel.

WBM’s engineers can help you to analyse whether your current 2D cut and welded
construction can be produced even more cost-effectively. For example, by bending the
metal plate first and then cutting.
Our expert staff at WBM will be delighted to contact you to discuss whether
3D cutting can help you to generate greater added value.