Manufacturing processes offered in the LASIFY store

Here you will find all processing options offered in the online portal described and graphically displayed. For the calculation you will be guided through the menu after your login in the request and select the desired parameters.

All edging parts at our suppliers are produced via die bending. For this we use the most modern CNC machines with computer-controlled back gauges. Depending on the requirements of the component, the three different processes are used.
  • Free bending
  • Embossing bending
  • Three-point bending

    To create a sheet metal bending part, you need a STEP file. These parameters must be taken into account in the STEP file to avoid error messages:
  • It must be a solid body (3D)
  • Use only one color in the drawing (not several different colors)
  • Assemblies or several individual parts
  • Standard parts must be removed from the drawing
  • Counterbores and chamfers must not be included. For implementation in the store, only the number of counterbores, bores and threads are specified. The actual data is then taken via an uploaded file.

    Specifications for sheet metal bending parts
    Edge Tolerance:
    DIN 6930 (depending on material and sheet thickness).
    Our system analyzes the uploaded file and determines the optimum tool pairings depending on the material and sheet thickness. Please note that the radii may deviate from the default due to production conditions. If we suggest other radii, you will receive a message with the resulting value.
    Material Minimum bending radius
    Steel (1,0 … 3) x Sheet thickness
    Copper (0,8 … 1,2) x Sheet thickness
    Aluminium (0,8 … 1) x Sheet thickness
    Zinc (1,0 … 2) x Sheet thickness
    Copper-zinc alloys (1,0 … 1,5) x Sheet thickness
    Aluminum alloys (0,9 … 3) x Sheet thickness
    Brass (1,0 … 1,8) x Sheet thickness
    This table is for illustrative purposes and is only a rough guide.

    Bending imprint:
    During the production of bent parts, edge marks occasionally occur on the surface and small scratches as well as grooves and depressions may be caused by the punch and die during edging. This depends on the material and is not a reason for complaint. We therefore recommend that you request visible parts or sensitive surface parts via the contact form or
    Automatic corner clearance:
    When unwinding the model, an automatic corner clearance is selected.

    Except for copper, all materials up to and including 12 mm material thickness can be edged. Copper is not suitable for this via the online portal. Please use the contact request should you have a requirement for this or need further processing steps. We will be happy to provide you with an individual offer.

    Laser cutting
    Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process for plate-shaped material. We process metal sheets and 3-dimensional bodies (e.g. tubes or profiles) by means of a laser. Laser flame cutting is the most frequently used laser cutting method in our company. Depending on the material we usually use for laser cutting.
  • Oxygen for sheet steel
  • Nitrogen for stainless steel, aluminum, non-ferrous metal

    Temper colors
    Depending on the material and part contour, discoloration of the material may occur during laser cutting. This occurs in particular with small geometries/contours and narrow webs, as the heat of the laser cannot dissipate here. This discoloration can only be removed by grinding. We would like to point out that these so-called tempering colors do not constitute grounds for complaint.

    Laser spatter
    Depending on the material and sheet thickness, metal splashes may occur on the surface during laser cutting. Causes for this can be
  • the procedure (laser puncture),
  • the component (component geometry or component contour) or
  • the production (component nesting and position on the lamellas).
    These are difficult to influence in advance.
    Laser spatter is usually not a reason for complaint, but can be removed by deburring. We therefore recommend selecting the "deburring" option as an additional production step in the inquiry for components with a sensitive surface or for parts that must be free of splatter.

    Burr formation
    Depending on the material and sheet thickness, burrs may form on the underside during laser cutting. We remove these unevennesses by deburring or by barrel finishing. We recommend to select the option "deburring" in the inquiry as follows, in case of
  • Aluminum: from 1 mm
  • Stainless steel: from 1.5 mm
  • Steel: from 3 mm

    Roughness of the laser cut contour
    Depending on the material and sheet thickness, grooves may appear on the cutting contour during laser cutting. This so-called roughness on the cut surface cannot be removed by deburring. We would like to point out that this is not a reason for complaint.