Different types of plastics

There are hundreds of different types of plastics you can cut and engrave for an extraordinary amount of applications.

Generally speaking there are two different forms of plastics; thermosetting plastics that cure and set when heated and thermo softening plastics which melt when heated but can also be re-formed. Thermo softening plastics laser cut much more cleanly in most cases with a slightly polished edge. The only plastic we can’t cut is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) as the fumes aren’t very nice for humans or the machines!

Key benefits laser cutting plastics

  • Huge stock of engineering, sign and display plastics.
  • Special order plastic engraving laminates.
  • Special order non stock plastics, 1 -2 working days.
  • Cut / vector engrave up to 3000mm x 2000mm.

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