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Laser cutting thin brass shim

raycarr

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Hi, I’m new to lasers and after some advice please.

I need a laser that can burn a hole at close range (between 5cm to 10cm for example) through very thin brass shim (0.05mm to 0.25mm in thickness). The hole needs to be a minimum of 0.1mm in diameter so I suppose I need to be able to focus it. As I will mount this laser on a CNC machine, the laser point could be less than 0.1mm as I could use a stepper motor to drive the laser to produce that size hole.

Is this possible to achieve? Do you have any recommended laser products for me please?

Thanks, Ray.
 



Cyparagon

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Why do you think a laser is best for this? How many holes need to be punched? Why not use a spiked roller?
 

raycarr

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Why do you think a laser is best for this? How many holes need to be punched? Why not use a spiked roller?

Hi, two reasons:
  1. I thought a laser would give a finer and cleaner hole
  2. I also want to use the laser to cut the same material into squares (with the hole contained within the square)

If you can recommend a spiked roller with points that fine, I'd happily take a look at it.

Thanks, Ray.
 
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Welcome to the forums! I'm not the person that knows about that stuff, just wanted to say welcome.
 

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You'd have to make thousands of these shims to justify the cost of buying a laser cutter. Otherwise, you'd probably want to use a scissors and hole punch.
 

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