Choose All Metals Fabricating for Tube Laser Cutting Services

March 14, 2023

Did you know that All Metals Fabricating offers tube laser cutting services?

In fact, we’re one of the only job shops in the Dallas, Texas, area with a tube laser cutter. 

Providing this capability helps us offer customers a wider range of options for getting the parts they need quickly and affordably. 

How Does Tube Laser Cutting Work? 

A tube laser is a laser cutting machine that can cut parts from round, square, or rectangular tubing. It can also be used to create parts from non-tubular, angled materials.

A tube laser cutter is a great choice for many projects. The laser is high precision and makes high quality cuts. Additionally our machine automates loading and unloading, just one of the many smart features of our tube laser cutting machine.

Similar to a lathe, a tube laser has a chuck that holds the material stable as it is cut. The laser remains stationary while the chuck moves the material in and out to achieve the desired geometry. On our Bodor T230A laser cutting machine, the chuck can hold a tube up to 24” long and from 1” up to 9” in diameter.

Common Applications for Tube Laser Cutting Services

We frequently use our tube laser cutter to create frames, handles, and other tubular products for customers in these industries: 

  • Aerospace
  • Alternative energy 
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Oil and gas 
  • Medical
  • Packaging
  • Telecommunications

Advantages of Tube Laser Cutting

This versatile cutting method offers a number of advantages over CNC machining methods such as saw and plasma cutting. The benefits of our Bodor T230A include:

  • Advanced processing technology
  • Optimal cutting performance
  • Energy-saving and environmental protection features
  • Lower labor costs due to minimal setup and tooling 
  • Better speed and precision than traditional saw or plasma cutting methods
  • No pre or post-treatment required 

When Should You Consider Tube Laser Cutting Services? 

Although tube laser cutting is generally well suited for a wide range of part types, you’ll need to consider the parameters of the machine your sheet metal shop is using. 

Our Bodor T230A can accommodate tubes measuring 1” to 9” in diameter and wall thicknesses of 0.25” or less. It can achieve tolerances down to +/- 0.002”. For parts with tighter tolerance requirements, our CNC machining capabilities would be a better fit.

We also encourage customers to consider tube laser cutting services in combination with our other services to maximize efficiency and cost savings. When possible, laser cutting tubular material is almost always faster and more cost-effective than fabricating a part from sheet metal, even if we need to include some secondary processes to achieve certain features.

For instance, if your part has threads or countersinks, which can’t be cut with a laser cutter, we could still laser cut most of the part and then use a manual drill press for the threads or countersinks. 

We recently combined our tube laser services with our welding services for one customer’s part, cutting notches in a tube with the laser, bending the tube to create the handle, and welding the joints. Our sheet metal shop’s ability to pivot nimbly among multiple complementary capabilities is one of the many great reasons to work with us!

Choose All Metals Fabricating for Tube Laser Cutting Services

While it’s somewhat unusual for a job shop to offer tube laser cutting services, investing in this capability is just another way All Metals Fabricating goes the extra mile for our customers. 

We currently have open capacity for tube laser cutting and can’t wait to show you what this capability can do for your parts. 

Request a quote today!