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Fathom produces high quality parts for its customers using the latest in laser cutting technology. Our team is ready to work with you on your high-precision, time-sensitive, highly complex or short production run related project. Fathom can meet your deadlines and requirements.

Why You Should Leverage Laser Cutting / /

Using laser cutting technology for your upcoming project can have multiple advantages. Laser cutting offers extreme accuracy, control and precision. Higher quality edges and narrower kerf widths are possible with laser cutting. Decreased material distortion and decreased contamination and waste are also possible. Other benefits include lower maintenance and repair costs and, thanks to automation, greater operator safety.

Details Considered for Quoting a Laser Cutting Job / /

Several important factors can influence the cost of a laser cutting project. Design, material selected, quantity ordered and turnaround time can all affect cost. For a fast quote, submit your details using the Fathom SmartQuote platform.

Design

The laser cutting process facilitates high accuracy, control and precision. Laser cutting machines can produce intricate and complex parts repeatedly. The cut length, accuracy needed, and the complexity of the cut can add to the cost. The more complex the cut, the higher the cost.

Material

The type of material chosen can influence the cost of a project. A variety of materials can be used with laser cutting including aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel and copper. Machining sheet metal is also possible using laser cutting. Material thickness and size are also a factor.

Quantity

The cost of laser cutting is also affected by the volume of parts ordered. Costs can be reduced by stacking the parts during cutting. Order larger quantities of identical parts can help to reduce costs.

Turnaround Time

Most cost calculations are based on the amount of time it takes to laser. The amount of time it takes to complete a job can include the set-up time for the laser cutting machine and machine running time. Laser cutting is an automated process, which helps to reduce labor and time.

Laser Cutting Quote Times / /

Use Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform to receive a quote in as little as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Do you need a laser cutting quote, or do you want to learn about another manufacturing service? Fathom’s laser cutting lead times are as follows:

  • Parts as soon as 5 days

How Laser Cutting Differs from Other Forms of Cutting / /

Water Jet Cutting

During the water jet cutting process, a high-pressure pump forces water through a nozzle to cut the material. For more abrasive cuts, an abrasive substance is added to the water. The water and abrasive media can be recycled and reused, increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs. Water jet cutting uses volume and velocity to make precise cuts.

Learn more about water jet cutting.

Micro-Cutting

Micro water jet cutting uses the manufacturing capabilities of water jet cutting to produce parts on a micro-level. Water jet cutting’s high-level of accuracy is what facilitates the production of tiny and complex parts.

Learn more about micro water jet cutting.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting uses a high-powered laser beam to cut metal. Laser cutting may involve a gas, liquid, or solid-state laser technique. CO2 lasers use a gas state laser using a mixture of carbon dioxide to make cuts. Solid state lasers use laser diodes transmitted through optical fibers to create cuts.

Learn more about laser cutting.

Wire EDM

During the wire EDM process, the metal is submerged into a de-ionized water (dielectric) where a charged thin metal wire uses electric sparks to melt the material. The metal wire never touches the workpiece. The fluid is used to control the sparks, flush excess material, and cool it down.

Learn more about wire EDM.

Laser Cutting Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing network includes over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches, and additive systems. Fathom’s facilities include machines specifically for laser cutting, including:

  • HURCO 5-Axis
    • Work Envelope 30x30x30
  • (4) YCM 1020a XV Series
    • Work Envelope 40x20x20
  • Mazak HTC 400 Horizontal milling machine
    • Work Envelope 20x20x20
  • HAAS VF-7 Machining center
    • Work Envelope 80x30x30
  • Mazak 300C Machining center
  • 6-Axis Fanuc Robotic Arc Spray System
  • Mitutoyo Bright Apex CMM series 191
    • Measures 28x28x24
  • Romer Infinite 6-Axis Inspection Arm
  • SolidWorks, MasterCam and Verisurf
  • Clemtex bead blast room
  • Manual mills and lathes
  • Complete welding facility

Fathom also leverages laser cutting technology in its hybridized services. Do you want to incorporate laser cutting as part of a complex project? Fathom can deliver. A recent case study illustrates how Fathom manufactured 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including laser cutting services.:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Fathom’s Locations for Laser Cutting / /

Fathom has 2 US-based location that offers laser cutting, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include laser cutting, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer water jet cutting, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include water jet cutting, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

COLORADO
7770 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

NEW YORK
1920 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

Laser Cutting Specifications Considered when Quoting Projects / /

Material Thickness Tolerance Kerf Part Volume Set Up Cost Lead Time ** Notes
FIBER LASER AL: 0.250″ SS: 0.375″ CRS: 0.500″ COP: 0.250″ Brass: 0.125″ 0.002″ – 0.005″ .008″ 1 to High-Volume Low 6-8 days Metals – Fast

Laser Cutting Materials List / /

Aluminum, steel, titanium and more, are all suitable for use in laser cutting manufacturing. Thanks to laser cuttings’ speed and accuracy, it has become a popular production method. Fathom can accommodate many materials types suitable for laser cutting, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper

Laser Cutting Finishing Processes / /

After laser cutting, some finishing may be required. Fathom offers multiple finishing processes to help you achieve a consistent finish on your products. Common finishes for laser cut parts include: 

Painting

Painting adds color, varnish, or ink to a part. There are three methods of painting which include powder coating, liquid coating, or e-coating. During powder coating, the powder is electrostatically charged which leaves a scratch-resistant and uniform coat on the metal part. Wet paint is used during liquid coating and is applied to the surface of the part. E-coating is the process of dipping a metal part into a bath of paint. The part and paint are electrified and the paint adheres to the part.

Transfers

Transfers add a design or label to a workpiece. To add the design to the part, a heated press is used to apply pressure and transfer the design. Transferring may also be used to add a design to a part that will later by engraved.

Assembly

Our team can perform assembly and kitting in-house. Services include installing hardware, manual or automated process, and more. Fathom will ensure your finished part is to your exact specifications.

Drilling

Drilling adds a round hole to a part. A drill press, tapping, or milling machine may be used to add a hole. Spotting or peck drills may also be used, depending on the kind of mark that needs to be made.

Deburring

Fathom understands that attention to detail is critical to manufacturing. We can uniformly remove laser-dross, mechanical burrs or sharps and other surface imperfections with our in-house deburring and finishing operations. Our processes range from hand sanding to automated deburring, tumbling and finishing equipment.

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.

How to Get a Laser Cutting Quote / /

Do you need a laser cutting quote as part of an upcoming project? Fathom’s SmartQuote application provides fast quotes for any file.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified