RCR Laser is a division of RCR Tomlinson and offers precision laser cutting as well as high speed manufacturing services.
RCR Laser employs a dedicated tube laser, which allows extensive flexibility in design by enabling engineers and designers greater freedom to create innovative components and manufacturing techniques.
Tube lasers can reduce production times and processing costs of tubular products, compared to traditional technologies.
Given that manufacturing and engineering businesses face increasing cost pressure from local and international competition, the tube laser can offer distinct advantages in reducing labour costs while increasing quality and productivity.
The versatile laser tube cutting system assists in modernising and streamlining operations, as it is the ideal solution for consolidating various fabrication steps into one continuous process.
Key advantages of tube lasers
- Structural joints or tube-to-tube connections can be created with precise angles and arcs that mate together without the need for extra processing
- Reductions in wall thickness and weight can be achieved by interlocking joints, which offer greater strength
- Tube can be prepared and cut for hand bending operations by incorporating knockouts and bendable tabs that can be removed
- Consolidates multiple fabrication processes into a single continuous process
Many part designs now have integrated slot and tab designs allowing for self-locating or easy fitment of corresponding parts.
Slot and tab solutions can also be created to hold tube pieces together for welding. For parts that are assembled manually, a tighter cutting tolerance makes them easier to assemble.
Starting from a tube bundle, all processing is completed within a fully automatic working cycle ranging from selection of individual bars, measurement, feeding and cutting to conveying and unloading of the finished parts. This ensures that all jobs are processed with repeatable accuracy, quality and speed in a cost-effective manner.