LCP Laser Cut Processing

Light Metals

Aluminium, Magnesium, Titanium

Laser processing for lightweights

Metals and alloys that have a density of less than 5 g/cm³ are generally referred to as light metals. With their low intrinsic weight and relatively high strength, light metals are primarily used in the aerospace, automotive, medical technology and construction industries. Light metals and their use to reduce the weight of components are becoming increasingly important when it comes to saving energy and protecting the environment.

A selection of our light metals

  • Aluminium

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    Material Properties

    • low specific weight
    • wide range of different strengths
    • good cold formability and good electrical and thermal conductivity (suitable as cooling elements)
    • higher strength alloys, suitable as lightweight construction material
    • anodised surfaces allow decorative design and resistance to slightly corrosive media, making them ideal for housings and visible surfaces

    Dimensions (Selection)

    • foils, tapes from t= 0.02 mm
    • thin sheet t=0.3 - 6.0 mm
  • Miro



    Material Properties

    • material with differently strong and well adjustable reflective properties for optical applications and decorative elements
  • Titanium

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    Material Properties

    • very light and passivatable material
    • biocompatible and therefore often used in medical technology

    Dimensions (Selection)

    • foils, tapes t=0.10 - 0.4 mm
    • thin sheet t=0.5 - 2.0 mm

The advantages of light metals

  • relatively high strength with low own weight 
  • good deformability
  • good water resistance
  • good corrosion resistance

Light metals in application

Light metals are widely used in the following areas, among others:

  • in medical technology due to their very good biocompatibility as implants for hand and foot surgery
  • in aerospace as engine components
  • in electronics as front panels and device housings
  • in the chemical industry as heat exchangers

Individual machining of light metals

We cut, weld, structure and mechanically process light metals according to your individual ideas and wishes. We are able to process your supplied material or offer you the service of purchasing special materials in small quantities without processing them further.
You can find out about our suitable technologies for processing light metals below:

More info about our materials

The specific data sheets of the individual materials are available on request. The material listing is only a current selection without any claim to completeness. Do you have special requirements? We will be happy to advise you personally on your questions regarding our available materials and services.

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