Fred R. Rippy, Inc. has been working with metal laminations for a long time, and we have extensive experience with both stamped and laser lamination. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. We’ve put together this quick guide detailing some of the major differences, so if you’re trying to decide what route is best for your needs, this will help.
At it’s base, the primary difference is how the work is done. Laser laminations are cut right out of the metal by the heat of the laser. Stamped metal is pressed into shape using a dense mold and a powerful die. But more important than how it’s down is how it’s used.
Lasers serve for a lot of applications, depending on the settings used. They can do cutting, engraving, welding, or ablation. Stamping is only effective for metal punching, but punching can serve many purposes.
The process of laser cutting is naturally very precise because the narrow cutting beam. It isn’t perfect, though, often showing striation on the cut edge. A stamped cutting process will show a sheared edge.
We at Fred R. Rippy, Inc. are well versed in all the ins and out of laser and stamped laminations. Whichever process suits your application or budget, we can meet your needs. If you are in need of custom stamped or custom laser laminations, please contact us today. We’d love to assist you and answer any questions you may have about our process.