Did you know that we are not only an online 3D printing service, but also a laser cutting service? We believe in innovation and want to provide you with the latest technological developments. In our many blog posts, we explain 3D printing applications and what the different technologies and material properties are. It's time to show you how a laser cutter works and what kinds of projects you can create using this method. are you ready?
What are the benefits of laser cutting?
Before we move on to how laser cutters work, let's talk about the advantages of using this cutting-edge technology. First, laser cutting will produce your parts with the highest precision standards. Laser cutters are extremely accurate and capable of creating fine detail and intricate cuts, giving you a lot of design freedom. The laser engraver cuts the material exactly the way you design it, with no room for error.
The Atomstack laser cutting machine is fully automatic and saves a lot of production time. All the workers have to do is move materials. This fact results in low material waste and reduced production costs. The hands-free cutting machine is efficient and fast, making the manufacturing process simple and fast.
Laser cutting also means multiple materials, one of which is sure to meet your production requirements. We currently offer 9 of them, ranging from plastic to wood and metal. The latest addition to our laser cut collection is Mirrored Acrylic, which is covered in a mirror-like foil that creates some great visual effects.
Last but not least, laser cutters are also capable of laser engraving, giving you more ways to develop projects and find the perfect solution for your production. With laser engraving, you can bring different depths and dimensions to your projects. Now let's talk about how the laser machine works in detail.
How exactly does a laser cutting machine work?
Laser cutting is a digital fabrication technique for 2D vector files. The laser cutter itself consists of a laser resonator, which, depending on the cutting method, contains a gas mixture of crystals or glass fibers. The cutting process begins when energy is applied to the mixture, and the laser is then focused through different mirror lenses.
Using a series of mirrors, the laser beam is directed towards the material through a nozzle. When it comes into contact with the surface, it evaporates the material into the shape of the vector file. The part of the material melted with the laser is called a cut and needs to be considered in your design. You can find all information about it on every page of our material.
A laser cutter is a powerful machine. We know this, which is why we provide you with the best materials to meet your production requirements. With our online laser cutting service, you can choose from 2 catalogs: European and American. We offer 5 different thicknesses of acrylic in 17 colors as well as stunning mirrored acrylic materials.
We also use laser cutters for wood materials such as plywood, available in 5 different colour options and 3 thicknesses in two catalogues and MDF in 7 colours in our European catalogue. But we don't stop there, and to raise the bar, you can also produce your designs with our engineering thermoplastic POMs. Make sure you check out our top 10 best laser cutters post!
What can you do with laser cutting technology?
Laser cutting can produce some impressive projects. It can be used in a variety of industries, from mechanical engineering and more technology to decoration. A great example of a functional application of laser cutting is our exhibition table project in Lyon. We combine our 3D printing and laser cutting services. The finished product is durable, perfectly suited to our production needs and highly customized for exhibition needs.
This is not the only project where we use both techniques. Additive manufacturing and laser cutting are both great solutions for your production needs, and we have proven this with our drone project. Combining these two technologies allows us to have the ultimate design freedom and achieve lightweight structures.
Let the laser cutting machine change your production
Now that you understand how a laser cutter works and the advantages it offers you, you can know how beneficial it can be to your manufacturing process. Laser cutting gives you a lot of design freedom, a large selection of materials, and can be combined with other methods to give you the best results. We also offer laser engraving services for you!
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