CO₂ laser technology directs a high-powered laser to cut and engrave flat surfaces such as wood, plastics and paper. The technology can be controlled via a multitude of vector based computer programs.
We provide both design and file preparation services. Drop us a line to see how we can assist.
Standard laser cutting turn around is less than a week.
Any digitising, design work, artwork changes, sourcing of off site materials or particularly large jobs will add to the turnaround time. Turn around times will be confirmed during the quoting process Delays may be experienced at times, we will inform you of delays in a timely manner
It offers unique benefits over other more conventional forms of cutting. It has a lower power consumption, typically around 10Kw compared to 50Kw of other forms, and it operates at a much quicker and more precise rate. Also, it is safer as the laser beam is enclosed within a tight light box, whereas with other conventional methods typically a free running blade is doing the cutting.
One of the biggest benefits of the cutting process is the accuracy and precision that it provides to its users. With a focused, narrow beam, it can provide an ultimate level of accuracy. Slits with widths as small as 0.1mm are achievable with laser cutting.
The process is capable of performing a huge number of tasks. Thanks to the accuracy and speed that it provides, you will see it being used to deliver cuts in materials, make holes and create complicated shapes.
No, and this is one of the greatest advantages of all. As it is a non-contact process and uses a beam that is highly precise on the area it is being focused upon, heat damage is minimal to the surrounding area of the material.
There are a huge number of advantages to its users:
- Control – Laser cutting allows for great control over beam intensity, length and heat output
- Low power – Laser cutting uses an extremely low level of power consumption, typically around 10Kw as compared to 50Kw used by other processes
- Material diversity – Laser cutting can work with a huge range of materials
- Non-contact – Laser cutting is a non-contact process, meaning that the laser beam itself never actually touches the material it works with. This reduces heat damage to the surrounding area, which increases productivity by decreasing downtime and repair costs
- Low operating costs – Laser cutting machines have very low maintenance costs and inexpensive parts for replacement
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- Precision – Laser cutting delivers precise cuts with smooth finishes
- Multiple applications – Laser cutting can switch quickly between multiple applications and setups, reducing time wastage and the need for multiple machines
- Safety – This is a much safer method than traditional processes, the laser beam is in a closed tight sealed box
- Speed – Laser cutting is much faster than traditional methods and therefore offers faster turnaround times, which can be all-important in manufacturing and
With the above advantages, it is easy to see why cutting with lasers is becoming so widely used.
The control that cutting with lasers provides, as well as the numerous materials that it can successfully work with, means that it unsurprisingly finds use in a host of different industries.
These include the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, the semiconductor industry, the electronics industry and the medical sector.
The cost is dependent on how long it takes to cut or engrave which can vary considerably depending on the material and intricacy of the design. Each quote is tailored to the needs of each individual client. If you would like a quote, please get in touch.
You can, but only if they are compatible with laser cutting. For more detailed information about suitable materials check out our materials page.
The maximum thickness we can cut depends on the material. Check out the Specifications page for more information.
Once your drawings and designs have been proofed, turn around for small to medium sized orders is usually within 5 working days. If you need something more urgently, please let us know.
We accept vector files of any format for laser cutting, the laser cutter can only recognise vector files as it needs to use the lines contained in the file to do it’s thing. We also accept drawings and can create a vector file for you. There are many programs you can use to create a vector file – illustrator, inkscape, autocad, draft sight, corel draw etc. File types we can read include PDF or AI (preferred), EPS, SVG, DXF, DWG.
Our step by step process:
- Get in contact with us and send us your initial design or concept, preferably as an appropriate vector file.
- We assess your design and the materials required.
- We give you technical advice whenever required.
- We send you a quote.
- We start work on your project and follow our agreed on production schedule. Our standard turnaround time is 3-5 days but this can vary depending on the design and required materials.
- We can also accommodate rapid turnaround times for some runs because of our 24 hour operation and maximum efficiency in production flow.
- We can in some cases deliver your product whether local or interstate.