5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Laser Cutting Services 15 Feb 2022
Lasers work by generating a stream of focused photons that can melt, burn, or vaporise the material that it’s directed at. It’s a rather impressive quantum level process that yields great visual results. There are lots of advantages over other cutting methods.
Here are a few reasons why your business might want to consider laser cutting…
Precision and accuracy are the key advantages to laser cutting. In comparison to methods like sawing or CNC, laser cutting has a low kerf (the amount of material removed during the cutting process). This makes it possible to cut extremely thin lines that are usually difficult to achieve by other means. An accuracy of +/-0.03mm to 0.06mm lets you achieve a precise cut without any after-treatment and means that added tolerances aren’t usually required.
With laser cutting, you supply artwork for the laser to copy. This means that you can refine your design as much as you like before the cutting process and have peace of mind that the laser will only cut exactly what you’ve provided.
Laser cutting is simple in that it doesn’t require lots of different tools to complete different cuts. Intricate cuts are handled just as well as larger cuts. You can identify any issues that might arise from your design or material before cutting takes place. There shouldn’t be any problems or nasty surprises on cutting day! Plus, Cutlasercut will be there to help you throughout the process.
3. Broad range of uses
Laser cutting has a fantastic range of uses. Whether you’re looking to cut a bold design into a chunk of acrylic (up to 20mm) or add a subtle pattern to delicate chiffon, the possibilities are endless. Here are just a few uses that we focus on at Cutlasercut:
- Architecture and model making
- Branding and marketing
- Awards and medals
- Display and signage
- Art and sculpture
- Custom engraving
- Engineering and robotics
- Fashion and textiles
- Glass engraving
- Foam inserts
- Metal engraving
- Acrylic and plastic cutting
- Wood and stone engraving
- Props, film, and theatre sets
Whatever cutting service your business needs, there’s a good chance that laser cutting is a possible option. It’s useful to organise a consultation with us at CutLaserCut to chat through your ideas.
Laser cutting tends to be much quicker than traditional cutting methods — even other thermal cutting methods like plasma or flame cutting. The speed of your project will depend on your design, material, and the strength of the laser. Still, as laser cutting is an automated process, little manpower will be required to complete your job in a quick and hassle-free way. We always have a machinist on hand should your job need any additional help.
5. Low costs
People tend to think that laser cutting is an expensive cutting option, but this isn’t the case. Lots of factors come together to make laser cutting a low cost process. For instance, laser tools have few moving parts, reducing maintenance and operations costs for the cutting company and service costs for you.
As laser cutters don’t require any tooling that must be custom-built for each project, they are economical to use even for limited-runs or small projects. Plus, if you are cutting different components from one sheet material, then you can benefit from the laser cutter being able to use a very high percentage of the sheet. By making your raw materials go further, your project costs can stay as low as possible.
If you’re looking for laser cutting services in London or the South East of the UK, why not consider us here at CutLaserCut? We have lots of experience in helping clients all over the world with their design work. Whether you’re working on a one-off project, production runs, or large volume orders, we can make your ideas a reality. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch for a quote.