There are quite a few advantages to laser cutting machine vs other processes. (I do feasibility studies for potential clients and full time for a laser cutting machine builder, so I’ll try to explain without sounding biased) Typically, the alternative for a laser cutting process is a blanking press or a turret punch. A blanking press has a special cutting tool for each shape. A turret punch has a number of small tools and punches out a part by cutting a limited number of whole sizes and some line shaped blades for the outer edges. A laser cutting machine traces the outline of a part with the laser melting the metal, and an assist gas blasting the molten metal out of the cut.
Some advantages of a laser cutting machine: