Laser Cut

Laser cut refers to a fabrication process that is used for cutting or engraving materials into specified patterns, designs, or shapes. This method is commonly used on metal, textiles, plastic, and wood but can work on many materials including glass, paper, leather, ceramics, stone, and concrete. The technique utilizes focused lasers to cut or engrave materials with high precision. Depending on the type of laser cutting being performed, the resulting cutting action will melt, burn, vaporize, or blow away material with a jet of gas.

Laser cutting is most suitable for thin planer materials. The maximum material thickness will vary between different materials process. Likewise, the path of the laser is defined by a single point, and suitable part complexity needs to exist to justify this fabrication process over more conventional methods.



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