Assist Gasses: Shop Air

Assist Gasses: Shop Air

In a previous blog post we looked at laser cutting and assist gasses focusing specifically on the use of nitrogen. While it has many advantages, any fabricator who has processed metal with it knows that nitrogen is anything but cheap. In fact, on some jobs the cost of...
Laser Cutting Coated Stainless Steel

Laser Cutting Coated Stainless Steel

When preparing to laser cut coated stainless steel, it’s first important to select the proper assist gas; and nitrogen is the best choice.  Being an inert gas, nitrogen does not produce a chemical reaction thus making it the safest and most reliable choice. Avoid...