Carbon steel is the most commonly used metal in the world. It is often cut using CO2 lasers, especially when an intricate or detailed design is needed. The CNC machine used, which is programmed with the specific design, makes easily replicating a finished piece very easy. Laser cutting is fast and precise, and because the finished pieces are so precisely cut, less finish machining is needed to produce a completed piece.
Carbon steel is much less of an alloy: it does not have minimum requirements of chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, niobium, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, zirconium or any other element added to it to achieve a desired alloying effect. Therefore, it is not as corrosive-resistant as a material like stainless steel. It also means that carbon steel can easily be cut by a variety of methods, including laser cutting. Laser cutting is ideal for precision cuts and precisely crafted pieces.
If you have any questions about laser cutting carbon steel or any other materials, contact Mainstay. We can find the best solution for your needs.