The Beautiful Accuracy of Laser Cutting

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 22nd Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Laser cutting can be applied in a number of different scenarios, whether you are creating finely detailed paper cut-outs or machine fronts.

The Beautiful Accuracy of Laser Cutting

Technological advances allow us to perform ever more detailed and intricate work, eliminating human error and reducing cost in the process.

Laser cutting has become popular in the last decade or so in the art and design world, as it allows designers to create patterns in negative space at a level of detail not previously possible.

Not only is laser cutting an accurate way to cut, but it is also the safest way to cut your work, as the laser will never wear during a cut, and it will never leave you with warped or bent surfaces, as lasers allow for an incredibly small heat-affected zone.

Reducing Production Time

Besides the accuracy that laser cutting allows, it is also a process that is largely automated and can be endlessly repeated without any risk of deviation from the intended design.

The exact time it takes to complete a laser cut will vary depending on the strength of the laser being used, the thickness of the material being cut, and the properties of the material (i.e. whether it is made of rock, glass, paper or steel).
There are different types of lasers that are employed for different purposes. In the manufacturing world, the current trend is to employ CO2 lasers, which are among the most powerful continuous-wave lasers that are available today.

Useful in all Applications

Whether you are looking for a once off laser cut for a personalised birthday card, or for a batch process of 500 metal sheets, there will be laser cutting machines that can do the job perfectly, first time, without the risk of waste or mistakes.

Where to find Professional Laser Cutting Assistance

Any crafts store should be able to tell you where you can get a once-off laser cutting job for a personal project, but if you are looking for a higher-end manufacturing job, and someone who can assist you with an entire design process, then the best thing to do would be to find an automation solutions company that can assist you in transforming your idea into a precision-cut reality.

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Laser Cutter, Laser Cutting Machine

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
28th Jun 2012 (#)

Nicely shot picture and written article. Thank you for sharing.

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