A comprehensive set of work instructions is sent to our machine operators for the cutting to begin. Information on everything from the material sheet size, its grade and material batch number, the assist gas to be used and the machine to be cut on is included.
Our operator is now able to select the specified material and load it onto the laser bed, choose the appropriate cutting program, parameters and nozzle and begin the laser cutting magic!
Before the first cut is made, the laser head scans the edges of the plate to make sure it’s properly aligned to prevent any over or under cutting of the parts.
Once calibrated, the machine can get to work and make the initial cut, which is then immediately assessed by our operative. The operator checks the cut quality measures is up to Adlaser standards and is within machine and material tolerances. Only once satisfied, can it be signed off. If not, the cutting process starts again.
Depending on the size of the plate and the number of parts being cut, the operator may also perform and sign off on an intermediary quality check.
When the cutting plan is completed and the final check has been passed, the nest is entered and updated into our live system to ensure the status of the order is kept up to date and to let production and sales know where the job is in the system and allow the next stage of the job to be prepared for.
The parts are unloaded onto a pallet or bag and taken through to the appropriate area. This might involve being passed on to secondary operations and one of our press brake operators, the sub-contract area or straight through to dispatch ready to be sent out to the client.