Marlin Steel is proud to offer the services of a precision cutting laser for the creation of custom metal forms from sheet metal plates. The Trumpf laser can make thousands of cuts in metal forms per hour, with every cut from the first to the last having the same micrometer level of precision. With this laser, cuts in sheet metal can be made very close to one another, which translates into more parts per sheet of metal used.
Laser cutting has expanded Marlin Steel's sheet metal fabrication services. With the 2500 kW TRUMPF TruLaser 1030, we are able to accelerate production, cut costs, reduce scrap and master very tight measurement tolerances. Because of the quality of our operation, we were one of three U.S. companies to receive the prestigious Metalforming Pioneer Award in 2013 from the Precision Metalforming Association and The Hitachi Foundation. Laser fabrication can reduce material and production costs compared with milling out of solid material. Our tolerance on laser cuts ranges from +/- .002 on thin sheet metal to +/- .005 on thicker metals. The configurable setups on the TruLaser facilitate speed and efficiency. It allows us to load laser fabrications via a jib crane with a suction frame. Unloading finished custom stainless steel products is a smooth operation thanks to the movable pallet.