Tuesday, 14 January 2014

CYBERFAQ

(Week 15)

Laser cutting is an advanced technology that uses a laser to cut through a wide range of materials. Laser cutting leaves a high quality finish and is used to cut flat sheet material.



Advantages

1. Laser cutting jobs are quick to set up, so small production runs are practical.
2. The finished product can be finished with extreme detail and accuracy, making repeatability easy.
3. Laser cutting leaves a more polished and finished edge compared to mechanical cutting






Disadvantages

1. Rate of production is not consistent with laser cutting. It highly depends on the thickness of the work piece, type of material, and type of laser used. (Full artwork and Spec is required)

2. Laser cutting cannot be used for some types of metal. Metals such as aluminium and copper cannot be cut with this technology.

Considerations
Glass and metal are materials that can be laser engraved but not laser cut. Suitable for materials such as acrylic, cardboard, paper, leather, wood, PVC, polypropylene, and foam. The suitable order size, depends on material and production schedule. (Please check with us when enquiring)



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1 comment:

  1. Love the foam box! Highly original.

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