Whether you’re manufacturing computer parts that need to interlock tightly or nameplates with sharp business logos, laser cutting is one of the most popular etching processes. Not only can it bring your designs to life quickly, the design is clean and precise.
How does laser cutting leave your product with smooth, precise edges?
Laser cutting works by tracing the wanted design with a focused beam of light. This light burns or vaporizes away the excess material on a minute scale, so every small angle and shape is captured. Then the excess material is swept aside by a gas jet, which removes the dust and shavings still partially clinging to the product. The edges that are left behind are crisp and clean.
What materials can be laser cut?
Almost any material can be processed with a laser cut finish so long as it is heat resistant. This process is most popular with sheet metal and pipes, especially for use on precise manufacturing parts that need to interlock and be duplicated with precision. But materials can range from metal to wax and plastics, wood, and paper or plastics. And because lasers are becoming increasingly dynamic, they can be programmed to cut through layers of different materials or engrave partially through materials for textural designs instead of cut-outs.
Depending on the types of materials you need cut and engraved, the depth of the design, and the complexity of the design, Detroit Name Plate Etching can find a process and a schedule for your order. Visit our site to learn more about the process.