Cutting Services

CNC Machining Services

Cutting at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company

Cutting is an essential aspect of virtually any metal fabrication project. With this in mind, the capabilities in our facility have been strategically acquired and positioned to offer every part, component, assembly, or fabrication the type of cutting that delivers the quality and precision you need. From sawing, shearing and punching to state-of-the-art laser cutting and plasma cutting, comprehensive cutting capabilities help make GMF a true one-stop fabrication solutio

Versatility
When it comes to cutting material for your fabrications - whether it’s sheet metal or bar-stock, the cutting process used is always guided by a number of factors ranging from the material used and the intended application, to specific cutting scenarios related to your fabrication’s design. For this purpose, our variety of cutting technologies provides an option for virtually any task.

Technology
From the tried and true results of shearing and sawing to state-of-the art laser and plasma cutting – the cutting technology available under our roof empowers our technicians to deliver the quality and precision every customer needs – no matter how complex the specification.

Speed and Efficiency
From simple to complex, all of our cutting machines are designed to minimize scrap and conform to our lean manufacturing practices. High tech cutting machinery helps shorten lead times and reduce the need for additional tooling.

Comprehensive Cutting for Fabrications in Every Size

Shearing - Laser Cutting - Plasma Cutting

LVD Square Shear

  • 1/2" x 16'6"
  • 3/8" Stainless Steel
  • 3/4" Aluminum
  • 16 Feet 6" Long

Gaur Safety Edger

  • 1/16” Through 1/4” Thick
  • to 10” Wide
  • De-twists and Straightens Sheared Strips
  • Puts Radius on Corners
searing and cutting metal

Mitsubishi Laser with Pallet Shuttle

  • 6' x 12'
  • 1” Thick Mild Steel
  • 1/2” Thick Stainless Steel
  • 3/8” Thick Aluminum
  • 1” Thick Acrylic
  • Laser Marking
  • Common Line Cutting
laser cutting machine

Komat’su Fine Plasma Cutting System(s)

  • Pallet Shuttle up to
  • 1 1/2” Thick Mild Steel
  • 1 1/4” Stainless Steel
  • 1” Aluminum
  • 100” x 260” Cutting Zone
plasma cutting services

Laser Cutting

The advanced capabilities of laser cutting come with a variety of advantages for fabrications required by a wide range of customers. Chief among these is efficiency. In addition to using less energy and being more precise than other methods, laser cutting also reduces the need for some additional machining processes. On top of this, a reduction of workpiece contamination also makes the process attractive for a number of industries. If you need good edge quality, small diameter holes, or complex details – laser cutting is a great option. At GMFCO, we frequently recommend laser cutting for parts and fabrications that require very tight tolerances.

High Definition Plasma Cutting

Automated high definition plasma cutting is an accurate and versatile option for a number of projects. For thicker materials, plasma cutting can achieve a greater speed than laser cutting, without sacrificing quality. In addition to this, the slight bevel produced by plasma cutting is an ideal companion for the sturdier welds required by large fabrications. If parts don’t require complex cuts or small diameter holes, plasma cutting is efficient, fast, and powerful.