Tube Laser Cutting & Slotting

Tube Laser Cutting & Slotting

Our laser tube capabilities are at the heart of our operation, transforming our ERW tube, which might have been rolled minutes earlier, into any tubular component configuration, minimising turnaround time and increasing cost-effectiveness.

Each of our purpose-designed tube lasers, from both BLM Adige and Trumpf, are perfectly matched to any task they’re called upon to perform. What’s more, Top Tubes is the only UK company that can combine the benefits of laser manufacture with operations such as tube slotting.

Trumpf 5000

Round tube

12mm – 152mm

Square tube

Up to 120mm x 120mm

Tube loader length

8mtrs

Unloader length

6.5 mtrs

Source laser power

3000 W

Standard materials

Steel, stainless steel, aluminium, others on request

Trumpf 7000

Round tube

12mm – 254mm

Square tube

Up to 220mm / 254mm

Tube loader length

9.2mtrs

Unloader length

8 mtrs

Source laser power

4000 W

Standard materials

Steel, stainless steel, aluminium, others on request

BLM LT7

Round tube

12mm – 152mm

Square tube

Up to 120mm x 120mm

Tube loader length

8.5mtrs

Unloader length

4.5 mtrs

Source laser power

3000 W

Standard materials

Steel, stainless steel, aluminium, others on request

Tube slotting

Walk into any major supermarket or clothing store and you will almost certainly see shelving and display equipment which incorporates Top Tubes materials as an integral part of their construction.

And while the retail sector provides a natural showroom for Top Tubes products, our slotted tubes are found in a variety of applications: warehouse storage systems, library shelving, office and computer furniture, screens and partitions as well as architectural metalwork, electrical switch cabinets, fencing and radiators.

Benefits of Laser Tube Processing

No one does more with tube, so you’d expect the combination of laser tube technology with Top Tubes’ know-how to yield impressive benefits, and you’d be right.

We can produce finished laser-processed components in a fraction of the time taken by conventional fabrication methods. What previously took several operations using conventional techniques, we can now accomplish with laser tube processing in one operation.

We can even process components straight from a customer’s CADCAM files, making prototypes quick and simple to produce, and because there is no tooling involved changes can be made virtually instantaneously.


Precision

With Top Tubes’ laser technology, complete accuracy and repeatability are achieved. Not only is every piece consistently to specification and defect free, the standard of finish is unmatched, with clean, perfectly profiled edges free of the need for deburring.
When processing thicker material the 3D cutting head on our various machines adjusts the slope of the cut to match the profile angle. And because there is no physical contact between the cutting head and the part itself there is no mechanical part deformation.


Cost saving

By now, the production economies will be obvious to you. No multiple operations. No tooling costs. No mistakes and no wastage. And by making best use of our range of equipment, at Top Tubes we can maximise the economies.


Size range

With Top Tubes’ laser processing the only limit is your imagination. We can process round tube up to 254mm diameter and square and rectangular tube, plus angles, flats and channels to a maximum length of 8 meters – so large-sized assemblies, such as those for the construction industry, can benefit too.

BLM LT7
BLM-LT7
Trumpf TruLaser 5000
Trumpf TruLaser 5000
Trumpf TruLaser 7000
Trumpf TruLaser 7000
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