About Our Organisation

Focus Laser factory

Focus Laser Group Pty Ltd is an Australian owned family business operating in Brendale Queensland. We are north of the Brisbane CBD and river.

Our prime business is laser processing. This involves laser profile cutting a variety of different materials. We are here to help you grow your business. We have been in this industry for over 30 years. The heart of our business and service is laser processing, however we will gladly assist you in other areas such as the start and completion of manufacturing projects. We can organise this using our laser cutting process as a baseline. We would be using the vast resources that we have available locally in Brendale. Added services can include simple tasks such as drilling, welding, folding, powder coating and Zinc plating. Other cutting processes may include Water jet cutting, Plasma cutting, Router and Laser marking.

We provide a professional cutting service to industry helping your manufacturing requirements. Our process is very cost effective as the product can be repeated over and over again with the same degree of accuracy from the first profiled part to the thousands of parts we have produced. Contact our sales team for more information.

How lasers work

Laser processing is a technology that uses a laser light to cut various materials. It is not an oxy cutting machine. Yes, it uses a heat source but that heat source is light, focused light. Light is generated using three different inert gases - Helium, Nitrogen and CO2. Electrical current is used, and all done within a low vacuum. The wave length is 10.6 micrometres. CO2 lasers, as they are commonly referred to, range from 20 watts to 10000 watts or larger. They are used for various applications. Depending on the wave length they can be used for marking, cladding, cutting or welding.

Within today’s modern world lasers are used everywhere. Laser processing is typically done as a CO2 or fibre optic operation both having a different wave length. Typically CO2 lasers are used for thicker material whereas fibre lasers are more suitable for thinner materials. The process is the same, the light is focussed correctly within the cutting kerf and an assist gas is used to blow the molten material away. This is similar to oxy cutting as you create a molten pool of hot material and then with the jet of assist gas vaporise the material.

The accuracy of the laser, to any other process is where there is no comparison. The material that is removed is only .3mm for Mild Steel and .12mm for Stainless, and the edge quality can only be described as superb – not requiring further processing. The cutting head handles the laser light by the means of a focusing lens. The head is fixed to a cutting table either 2 axis and up to 6 axis. These servo controlled axis use either linear or lead-screw bearings. They are referred to as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) motion systems. Industrial CNC laser cutters can have the application as a Pipe Cutter or Flat sheet cutter in various sheet sizes 10m x 3m or larger in size, but most commonly in 3m x 1.5m or 2.4m x 1.2m.

Watch a laser machine in action

CAD involvement

AutoCad TM software based programs CAD (Computer Aided Design) are generally used to draw the required items to be cut in either pipe or flatbed processing. Any profile drawn, can be cut using various lasers. This is manufacturing at its best. Typically the profile is drawn as a .dwg/.dxf file type. Post processed is performed by using Cam Programming software as this is needed to produce the CNC Code. This code is referred to as the “Program” which uses G and M code to access the internal workings of the machine control parameters. These may vary between machines but all do a similar task. Inputs into the CAD-based program are usually .dwg or.dxf but it depends on the available software. Some are better than others. Conversions from a suitable sign software package such as Sign Wizard or Sign Blazer can be a direct input into our CAD programming software as they handle formats such as EPS, Adobe and other formats. But the output from these must be clean with large arcs and lines. Entities must be welded or closed scale 1 to 1. Once the clean part is produced in CAD various sheet nestings can be produced using the Cam nesting package.

Our Services

Focus Laser Group Pty Ltd offer laser processing solutions by assisting customers in their manufacturing needs. You could call us your manufacturing partner, as this is where you would start to produce your specialised product. We provide quality laser sheet and pipe cutting services in 2 axis, 3 axis and 5 axis applications. We can help reduce your labour costs. We can do this by repeating our profile cutting accurately taking away your manual cutting process for 5 parts or 1000 or more parts. Without this equipment this is a much slower operation. It is a manual repetitive task, very time-consuming as every hole needs to be marked out. Your labour force should be better utilised. This labour energy can be redirected into your business's finished product, concentrating on scheduling your product in a timely manner to your final objective, your customer.

We will pre-quote your product competitively from a sketch, pdf, sample or CAD drawing. Our preference to enable a very accurate quote is a CAD file .dwg or.dxf. This must be a clean file with no templates or other layers. A clean scaled CAD file can be imported into our CAD system. Sign customers need to also supply us with this format as we look for true lines and arcs. Once developed we will assign to you a unique program number and quote number for future re-order purposes. Once in place and developed it’s just a matter of re-calling the unique number and the cutting operation is repeated without fuss.

repeat cutting of parts

Contact

Contact Information

Focus Laser operating hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Thursday; 7:30am - 1:00pm Friday. Call in and see us, or contact us for an appointment.

Contact us for further information using any of the methods below.


Email: sales@focuslaser.com.au
Phone: (07) 3889 9333
Website: www.focuslaser.com.au
Address: Unit 1, 8 Kenworth Place Brendale 4500 Qld