Metals Breakdown Part 2

In our first blog post, Pesznecker Brothers broke down some of our favorite metals to work with. The thing is though, we work with a diverse range of metals and materials. One blog post wasn't enough room. So we continued it into Part 2. Here are some of our other favorite metals to fabricate and cut for our loyal customers. And don't forget to go check out Part 1 if you missed it!


Copper was the first metal used by humans as a tool almost 10,000 years ago, but we still use it on an everyday basis. It's naturally occurring and is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary material. Copper is notoriously difficult to laser cut because of its high reflectivity and thermal conductivity. These two features make it great for conducting an electrical current - one of copper's main uses is in wiring and electrical devices - but they also make for a tough time cutting with CO2 lasers. The edges can get frayed, and the material can become slightly discolored. Fortunately, the OPTIPLEX 4020 Fiber laser used by Pesznecker Brothers is the best-equipped laser cutting system to handle copper. We can cut copper easily using our laser machine or our water jet cutting equipment. Both offer precise and effective results.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a type of metal that contains chromium and is resistant to tarnishing and rust, making it a very popular choice among anyone working with metal. It is also very durable, able to maintain a very high quality surface finish, grained or polished, throughout its lifetime. Stainless steel is used for countless applications like cookware, appliances, surgical instruments, industrial equipment, and architectural projects. It is resistant to corrosion and staining, is low maintenance, and has a familiar look. The Gateway Arch of St. Louis is comprised entirely of stainless steel. Fiber lasers well suited to cut stainless steel sheet metal and plate. It is one of our most popular and most requested metals to have cut or engraved. For all your custom fabrication, polishing and metal cutting needs, call the experts at Pesznecker Brothers today! (503) 655-5128