Complete laser cutting and profiling service
Tube and Profile Cutting
Bevel and Countersinks
Flow Drilling and Tapping
Smart Design Production
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Sheet Laser Cutting

Sheet Metal Laser Cutting - The Laser Cutting Company

The Laser Cutting Company

Sub-contract Laser Cutting Service

We invest in the latest cutting and profiling technologies, so you don’t have to.

Established in 1981, The Laser Cutting Co. has evolved into a complete outsourced metal profiling and laser cutting service. From our Sheffield headquarters we provide a one-stop-shop, delivering unrivalled manufacturing efficiency and quality.

Laser Cutting Co. customers benefit from aggregated buying prices and rapid turnaround times. 24-hour lights-out production and a suite of 10 laser cutting machines ensure projects of all sizes and levels of complexity are accommodated with ease.

Eliminate the need for time-consuming weld preparation with 45° bevel and countersinking on both outer and inner contours. Flow drill and tapping services ensure Laser Cutting Co. customer orders are delivered fully prepared and ready for assembly.


CNC fibre laser cutting machines operate 24-hours a day for rapid lead times at competitive prices.


ISO9001 and BS/EN 1090-1 accredited service delivers reliable quality on the largest and most complex projects.


Over 40 years’ laser profiling experience using the latest cutting technologies. Our investments, your benefit.

Tube Laser Cutting

State-of-the-art multi-axis tube laser cutting machines open new design possibilities for Laser Cutting Co. customers.
For projects large or small, simple or complex, 3D laser cutting is proven to reduce material costs and boost downstream productivity. Tube laser cutting supports advanced part optimisation for highly efficient manufacturing. Multiple components can be reduced to a single part design, minimising welding and assembly requirements. The Laser Cutting Co. provide rapid tube cutting lead times. Our specialist profiling service and in-house design team have unrivalled experience and industry knowledge, providing unrivalled efficiency, incorporating our lasers’ full capabilities including bevel cutting
Tube Laser Cutting

Sheet Metal Cutting

Industry leading capacity to outsource Intricate cutting, fine contouring and tight nesting. We deliver a cost-effective sheet metal cutting service.
The accuracy of laser cutting also means our customers enjoy reduced waste and less damage as parts are easier to extract. The Laser Cutting Co. can accommodate sheet metal sizes up to 2000 x 4000mm and up to 50mm thick. For larger projects, our Sheffield-based sister site accommodates sheet sizes up to 6000 x 2500mm. Ferrous, non-ferrous, and film-coated metals are processed without reflections. Add to this, 45° bevels, countersinks of any size, friction drilling and tapping, for a true one-stop metal profiling shop.
Sheet Metal Cutting

Laser Profile Cutting

Steel profile and open section cutting services deliver the highest quality finish for PFC channel, RSA angle, universal beam sections, and user-defined profiles, with easy fit-up of assemblies.
The Laser Cutting Co. handle profiles up to 12000mm in length and complex 6-axis capabilities. In-process bevel capabilities produce 60° bevelled contours to save time on weld preparation. Laser cutting achieves an accuracy of +/- 0.25mm. The possibility to incorporate complex connections with less material and less intervention reduces project costs by up to 50%.
Laser Profile Cutting

Bevel and Countersink

An industry-first laser cutting technology produces up to 45° bevels on both outer and inner contours during cutting for absolute efficiency.
The benefit of automated chamfering is the elimination of time-consuming weld prep. This state-of-the-art cutting technology can also be used to add countersinks of any size, including screw connections. The Laser Cutting Co. bevel and countersink service is ideal for both small and large volume projects, allowing customers to remove seam preparation from their processes. Bevel and countersink cutting is available for sheet metal up to 30mm thick. In-process, automated chamfer application is a highly efficient laser cutting service, delivering unrivalled quality in seconds.
Bevel and Countersink

Flow Drilling and Tapping

Total accuracy for efficient downstream assembly, The Laser Cutting Co. flow drill and tapping service delivers over 50% cost reductions for our customers.
High quality means fastenings are reliably uniform and robust. Flow drilling delivers several times the thread length than the material thickness, from 0.5mm to 10mm with different material applications, without the need for fastenings, meaning a stronger fixing. Flow drill and tapping is suitable for a range of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, and aluminium, from M2 to M30 including BSP sizes. This process is also incorporated into our tube laser machine, turning raw material into finished parts through one efficient process.
Flow Drill and Tapping

Metal Forming

The Laser Cutting Co. offer a complex profile bending service to complement our cutting capabilities. Our highly experienced press brake operators provide unrivalled quality for our customers, utilising industry-leading machinery.
A suite of press brake machines means we are able to form a wide range of precise bends in both small and large components. With 150 tonne press force, a bending length of 3100mm, and a fully stocked and versatile tooling library at our disposal, we can handle the heavy-weight projects with ease. Challenging projects, heavy-duty or complex, draw on a range of competencies within The Laser Cutting Co. and a network of trusted local suppliers to reliably deliver a truly complete metal profiling service, particularly for oversize parts.
Metal Forming

Smart Design Production

Smart design is the process of evolving a product to be as efficient as possible using the latest laser cutting technologies. Delivers absolute cutting and fabrication efficiency.
Downstream production requirements are reduced by up to 50% with shopfloor throughput doubled. Industry-leading laser cutting capabilities combined with innovative design techniques delivers absolute efficiency. Our designers work to reduce component volume to a single part where possible, using part folds and self-jigs. Achieving an accuracy of +-0.25mm, The Laser Cutting Co.’s Smart Design Production service reduces material costs, fabrication time, and assembly requirements.
Smart Design Production

Additional Services

Not only does The Laser Cutting Co. have an impressive range of laser cutting services all under one roof, but we also have access to our Sheffield-based sister site, at Charles Day Steels.
Not only does The Laser Cutting Co. have an impressive range of laser cutting services all under one roof, but we also have access to our Sheffield-based sister site, at Charles Day Steels. Home of the UK’s first 15kw laser cutting machine, our sister site bolsters our ability to consistently deliver a fast and reliable service for our customers. An additional range of profiling techniques include waterjet, plasma and flame cutting combines with services such as shot blasting, deburring, vibra-deburring, laser etching and engraving.
Additional Services

Quality Assurance is at the heart of what we do

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The Laser Cutting Co.’s Quality Promise

The highest possible quality standards with the after sales support to match

Our Factory Production Controls are in accordance with legally enforceable construction product regulation BS EN 1090 – Level 3, allowing intricate cutting of construction regulation profiles

Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements

Laser Cutting FAQ's

Laser cutting is a method of metal cutting that uses a high-powered laser to vaporise and cut metal. Laser Cutting is most commonly used for industrial applications, but can also be used to create bespoke laser etching and engraving.

A multitude of materials can be laser cut to suit a range of purposes and applications, including a range of metals.

Although the majority of materials can be laser cut, some materials are not recommended for laser cutting. Some of these materials include fibreglass, polycarbonate, PVC and HDPE.

Laser cutting involves focusing a laser beam through a lens onto the material to be cut. The intense heat of the laser beam melts or vaporizes the material along the desired cutting path, creating a narrow kerf. Computer-controlled movements guide the laser beam, allowing for intricate and precise cuts.

There are several advantages to using laser cutting, some of which include:

  • Cuts non-ferrous materials easily
  • Rapid turn around
  • Can cut through metals up to 50mm thick

Capable of cutting highly-detailed and precise shapes

Although there are a plethora of benefits to laser cutting, it requires a significant amount of money to maintain. This is one of the many reasons why we here at The Laser Cutting Co. invest in the best and most advanced laser cutting technology, so our customers don’t have to; saving considerable costs whilst still providing a premium quality product.

The costs of laser cutting can vary greatly depending upon certain factors, including materials, the time required for cutting, level of detail, delivery, and labour. Here at The Laser Cutting Co., 24-hour production paired with our suite of industry-defining laser cutting machines ensures that we are able to provide incredible lead times and provide thorough and cost-effective solutions.

For a bespoke laser cutting quote, get in touch with The Laser Cutting Co. today.

The three major types of laser cutting include: 

  • Fusion Cutting – a cutting technique that cuts metal by melting them and then blowing out the molten remnants using a high-pressure stream of inert gas.
  • Remote Cutting: involves cutting very thin and delicate materials without the use of gas, as the laser itself is able to evaporate the material away.

Laser cutters are capable of the following…

  • Perforating
  • Cutting
  • Etching
  • Seaming
  • Engraving
  • Welding
  • Marking
  • Drilling

The kerf of a laser cutting machine is considerably thinner than the kerf of a sawblade, so is therefore capable of extremely detailed and refined cutting when compared to other methods of material cutting; with a cutting tolerance of +-0.25mm.

At The Laser Cutting Co., our laser cutting tolerances are unrivalled. With our professional suite of laser cutting machines, we are able to process sheet metal sizes up to 2500mm x 6000mm, and up to 50mm thick.

What sets The Laser Cutting Co. apart from our competitors

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

We continually invest in the latest laser cutting technology to provide the highest quality cut parts.

Nationwide Delivery

We can arrange local and nationwide deliveries and call-offs, so your items arrive when and where you need them.

24/7 Production

“Lights out” production enables cost effective production and impressive lead times.