Laser Cutting Specifications
Industry: Metal Fabrication
Part Type: 3 inch diameter washers cutting
Material: 0.12” aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel and ¼” aluminum.
Washers were laser cut with the new Jimani Laser Cube.
When looking for industrial laser engraving services you typically have a couple of options. One option is to find a laser marking system that will allow you to perform all your industrial laser engraving in-house. The other option is to turn to an industrial laser job shop. Which option is best often comes down to volume.
A laser engraving job shop can offer users a full range of laser marking and engraving services without needing to invest the time and money into equipment, operators, and training.
A couple of years ago, Jimani sold a 50 watt laser to Laser Industries, a job shop competitor in the Orange County, CA area.
Laser engraving is an ideal marking solution for many applications. For some applications, however, the cost of purchasing a laser marking system makes engraving in-house an inefficient solution. There is often a quality cost calculation that drives the decision to buy a laser marking system versus outsourcing and using a laser job shop for laser engraving services.
Industry: Consumer Goods
One of Jimani’s job shop customers is Miguel Figueroa of Figueroa’s Machining. They are located about 3 hours north of Jimani and, although their work with Jimani is regular, they are not one of our larger volume customers. A few weeks ago Miguel brought in an unusual looking item and wanted to inquire about some laser engraving on it. The item look like an intricate lantern with unusual shapes and hole patterns in it.
Part of Jimani’s business is contract job shop marking. We frequently are asked to mark parts with unique shapes that present fixturing problems when we try to present them under the lens of the laser marker in a repeatable manner. Having custom fixtures made can be an expensive and time consuming task.