Laser Cutting FAQs / /
Q: Does Fathom offer laser cutting?
A: Fathom offers laser cutting.
Q: What is laser cutting?
A: Laser cutting is an automated manufacturing technology that uses a high-powered laser beam to cut, mark, and engrave raw material. Laser cutting may use a gas, liquid, or solid-state laser. Laser cutting machines make cuts within an enclosure, using no mechanical components.
Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016.
Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified.
Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016.
Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171.
Q: How much does a laser cutter cost?
A: Laser cutters can cost thousands of dollars plus the cost of training employees to use a laser cutting machine. Allowing an experienced manufacturer such as Fathom to work on your laser cutting job can reduce costs and turnaround time.
Q: What is laser cutting used for?
A: Laser cutting is used to produced complex and intricate parts. Products for aerospace, automotive, medical and many other industries have been made using laser cutting.
Q: Is laser cutting better than water jet cutting?
A: Both laser cutting and water jet cutting have their advantages and disadvantages. Whether one technology is a good fit for a project over another depends on the design and desired finish of a part.