At Clyde Machine, we have versatile capabilities in the area of laser cutting. We operate two dual-axis fiber lasers, a 2kW model capable of producing high-quality parts at remarkably fast cutting speeds, and a powerful 9kW machine equipped with automated material handling to allow for high capacity, lights-out production. Using both devices, we generate parts with complex geometries, finely detailed features, and excellent edge quality. We leverage precision laser cutting as part of our overall metal fabrication services, for making prototypes, and for production-level processing of 2D sheet metal parts.

Materials we commonly process in our laser department include aluminum as well as stainless steel, steel alloys, and other ferrous metals. We can cut thin sheet down to 0.032" gauge and plate measuring up to 1.25" in thickness. Maximum sheet size is 72" x 144", and we easily adjust for smaller sheet sizes. Featuring advanced motion systems and precise beam profiles, these lasers make narrow kerf cuts down to 0.002" and obtain consistent dimensional accuracy with tolerances as close as ±0.001". We use nesting software to generate layouts that maximize material usage, which results in significant cost savings when the volume is high. Because no tooling is needed, laser cutting is also suitable and affordable for low volume or limited-run projects.

We supply custom laser cut parts and fabricated products to OEM customers in a wide variety of industries. With our history as a global provider of aircraft ground support equipment, we have experience manufacturing complex, high caliber products that set the industry standard for quality. We process low to high volume orders with short lead times and deliver them on schedule. For more information about our laser cutting services or any of other manufacturing capabilities, contact us directly.

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General Capabilities Contract
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
Laser Type Fiber
Laser Configuration Flying Optics
Cutting Axis 2-Axis
Intended Cutting Material (Metal) Aluminum
Ferrous Metals
Stainless Steel
Thin Metal
Heavy Plates
Minimum Cutting Thickness 0.032 in
Maximum Cutting Thickness 1.25 in
Maximum Cutting Size 72 x 144 in
Minimum Kerf Width 0.002 in
Maximum Output Power 9 kW
Accuracy (±) 0.001 in
Equipment List (Optional) Amada 9k Fiber Laser with Automated Sheet Load/Unload
Amada 2k Fiber Laser
Production Volume Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Blanket Orders
Lead Times Quoted on Job by Job Basis
Emergency Services Available
Rush Services Available
Efficiency Lean Manufacturing
Light-Out Manufacturing
Additional Information
Industry Standards/Certifications ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
AS (Aerospace Industry Standard)
AWS (American Welding Society)
CE (The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).)
DOT (Department of Transportation)
Mil-Spec (Military Specifications)
QS (QS Is a quality standard developed by the Automotive Industries.)
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
File Formats AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
Delcam (DGK, DMT)
DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format)
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI File Format)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES (Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.)
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SAT (3D ACIS Model File)
SolidEdge (DFT)
STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data)
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
BMP (Bit Mapped Graphics)