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Tube Laser Cutting

Bassett’s multiple laser tube-cutting machines can produce extremely accurate, and complex laser cut geometry on round, square, rectangular, angle iron, channel and oval tubular materials. Our tube laser cutting systems offer the flexibility and freedom to create innovative new tubular product designs by allowing the designer to specify complex end forms and hole geometry that cannot be created in a cost effective manner with any other process. The capability to produce complex, accurate features in one machine help reduce secondary operations and allow for precision fit of weldments and assembled components.

  • We can create almost any cut-feature or geometry on tubes, including fish mouth, profile, copes, and slots.
  • Our laser cutting systems allow us to perform high-speed cutting without additional requirement for hard tools.
  • The Bassett tube laser cutting technique eliminates the need for saws, drills, nibblers, milling machines, and hand-held plasma torches, by combining these various processes in a single operation.



Laser tube cutting is a single operation solution for wide range of tube cut features and complex tube end form geometry.

The use of existing tooling reduces piece price and tooling expenses considerably, and helps with faster part turnarounds.

Our ability to hold tight tolerances on complex laser cut geometry yields precision components ready for assembly, welding, finishing, and fabrication.

Materials Used

  • Steel
    (A106, A500 Type 1-5, A513 Type 1-5, A53, ROPS)
  • Aluminum Grades:
    (B210, 1100, 2024, 3003, 5052, 6061, 6063)
  • Stainless Steel Grades:
    (A249, A269, 303, 304, 304 L, 309, 310, 316, 316 L, 317L, 410, 416)

Tube Size

  • Round Tubing
    • Up to 8 5/8 inch diameter
  • Square Tubing
    • Up to 8 inch diameter


  • 0.005 inches

Tube Shapes

  • Round
  • Square
  • Rectangular
  • Oval

Production Runs

  • From prototyping to high volume production

Designing Assistance

Laser Cutting Considerations:

Minimum hole diameter:

  • The general rule of thumb is minimum hole diameter is equal to or greater than the material thickness.
  • A 5/16″DIA hole can be put in 1″thk plate but not with great speed and reliability. The cutting speed and pierce routine must be adjusted which increases time and part cost.


  • The tighter the tolerance, the greater the cost. Don’t pay for something you don’t need.
  • Where possible open all tolerances and deviate from engineering block tolerances when appropriate.

Quality Process and Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • AWS D1.1, D1.2 & D1.3 Welding
  • CWI (Certified Welding Inspector)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Just In Time (JIT) Compliant Delivery
  • Member AWS, AME, SAE, FMA

Preferred Drawing File Formats

SolidWorks Files, Part, Assembly, Drawing, DXF, DWG, Adobe Photoshop Files, Adobe Illustrator Files, Template, Parasolid, IGES, STEP AP203/214, ACIS, VDAFS, VRML, STL, Catia Graphics, ProE Part, ProE Assembly, UGII, Inventor Part, Inventor Assembly, Solid Edge Part, Solid Edge Assembly, CADKEY, IDF, Rhino Files

Secondary Services

  • Swaging / Flaring
  • Coping
  • Beading
  • Drilling
  • Flattening
  • Flaring
  • Machining
  • Milling
  • Notching
  • Piercing
  • Punching
  • Slotting
  • Swaging
  • Threading
  • PEM, Rivnut and Weldnut attachments
  • Flow Drilling and tapping

Industries Served

At Bassett, we take on all jobs that fit our capabilities, for any industry. Below are examples of industries we have served in the past. We have created true turnkey components, weldments and assemblies for, but not limited to the following industries:

Agricultural, Alternative Energy, Appliance, Architectural, Automotive, Computers, Construction, Defense, Distribution, Electronic, Entertainment, Fabrication, Furniture, Hardware, Health and Fitness, Heating and AC, Heavy Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Material Handling, nuclear, Petroleum and Mining, Race Car & Stock Car, Refrigeration, Retail & Display, Solar Energy, Wind Energy


Bassett has over 70 years of experience in tubular material distribution, tube cutting, fabrication and assembly.