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LASER CUTTING | MESA, ARIZONA

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Some solutions require or can benefit from Laser Cutting or Laser Etching. Laser offers a repeatable precision outcome where die cutting may not be suitable or cost effective, such as prototyping. Our experience with laser cutting is sure to offer your company a great option for rapid development or precision cutting services.

Laser Cutting Benefits

Here are just a few of the advantages that laser cutting can provide for you or your company’s needs

  • Precision: Laser cutting is very accurate compared to other cutting forms.
  • Cutting Speed: Compared to other cutting methods, especially more complex cuts, laser cutting is much quicker than traditional cutting methods.
  • Low Costs: Laser cutters do not use any tooling that needs to be custom built or modified. Maintenance and upkeep costs are extremely low, as well.
  • Automation: Little to no manpower is needed to operate laser cutting machinery.
  • Cut Quality: Small heat-affect zones will produce effortless and efficient cuts time after time.
  • Less Waste Produced: By utilizing a high percentage of sheet metal, less waste is produced with each project.
  • Versatility: Laser cutting can be used for marking, engraving, drilling, and many more functions.

Materials For Laser Cutting

This is a list of safe materials to use for laser cutting projects:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Most woods
  • Cork
  • Mylar
  • Depron and Gator foam
  • Teflon
  • Coroplast
  • Magnetic sheet
  • Leather
  • Suede
  • Delrin
  • Plywood
  • Composite wood
  • Carton
  • Solid styrene
  • And much more!

WHAT IS LASER CUTTING

The laser cutting process utilizes a high-powered laser. This laser is directed through optics and CNC (computer numerical control), which directs either the beam or material. Usually, a motion control system will then follow a G-Code or CNC to outline the pattern that needs to be cut. The laser beams burn, melt, vaporize or are blown away by a jet of glass. This results in a top-notch surface finished edging.

So how is the laser beam created? This is done by the stimulation of lasting materials through lamps and/or powerful electrical discharges. That process is always performed inside a closed container. The laser is amplified as it is reflected internally. Once enough energy is produced, it will escape the area as a stream of monochromatic light.

If a laser cutting process ever needs to start somewhere other than an edge, piercing will then be used. This features a high-power pulse laser, which creates a hole in the material. This full process should only take a maximum of 15 seconds to burn through the material.

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