When you add a laser cutter to a 5-axis CNC machine head you get flexibility in cutting. This Mitsubishi V220 Laser Cutting Unit shows just how flexible it can be cutting profiles in a pressed 3mm A5052 Aluminium form. Mitsubishi also show how the laser cutting head handles 8mm SUS304 Stainless Steel, 8mm A5052 Aluminium, 16mm SS400 Mild Steel but only on flat plate.
An interesting option is the inclusion of a rotary head to cut profiles in tube and rectangular hollow section (RHS). You can also option up a welding head for CNC welding