Laser cutting is a technology that was first introduced into industrial applications in the late 1960s. It works by directing high-power lasers [usually CO2 lasers] around shapes that typically require automatic CAD file cutting. Because this is a very accurate and accurate cutting method, and because it does not involve the actual cutting blade that can be damaged and damaged, it is ideal for manufacturing parts. As technology evolved and became more widely used, designers began to realize the potential of laser cutting to turn their ideas into reality. Laser engraving uses the same technique to design on the surface of the material
These techniques are especially suited for complex, sophisticated designs that cannot be easily rendered by other cutting or engraving methods and are used to create complex shapes with smooth, clean cuts. The potential of signage is endless, and laser cutting is the ideal way to achieve this, whether you want to use a fancy italic font or a prominent font cut from a logo. Laser engraving takes traditional house signs and plaques to a whole new level. Outside the signage industry, they can be used for anything from jewelry to building boards. In the case of engraving, the name badge is a very popular smaller app.
Another exciting thing about laser cutting and engraving is that they can be used on a variety of different materials.
Which material can be cut with a laser?
Plastic without chororine [ie acrylic can be laser cut, PVC and vinyl not]
Paper and card
Which materials can be laser engraved?
all of the above
Stones, including slate and marble
More types of metals, including steel and brass
Other materials vary depending on the machine used, so if you are interested in any other type of material, be sure to contact your local laser cutter and find out what they can do. The size of the material that can be cut also depends on the machine, which typically requires 2 feet x 2 feet wide or less.
Laser cutting and laser engraving are on the rise, but they don't always take advantage of them, especially in small towns and cities. For small businesses, choosing a laser-cut or engraving logo is a great way to make your offer stand out and attract attention. Find a sign manufacturer that offers laser cutting and engraving to find out what they can do for you!