MLT is capable of laser machining, cutting, and drilling many thin metals to exacting tolerances. Specializing in the laser processing of thin, flat, sheet or roll stock, laser fabrication of metals and metal alloys is limited to a maximum thicknesses of .100″. A subset laser machinable metals and metal alloys are listed below.
Metal selection is generally based on the properties of strength, wear resistance or hardness, corrosion resistance, formability, and machinability. Surface finishes may be precision ground, unpolished, coated, polished, brushed, bright, or reflective.
If required, material certifications can be provided to document compliance to military (Mil-Spec), food and drug, automotive, and aerospace standards. This includes SAE recognized Ground Vehicle Standards; Aerospace Standards; and Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS). ASTM categories for metals include: