Laser Processing

Cutting

Our laser systems provide high-precision laser cutting, with micron-level tolerances. We produce very small, complex features in a variety of materials, with methods such as direct write, trepanning, and mask projection, with no heat effects or material damage.

About

Laser cutting is ideal for manufacturing and other industrial applications that call for a powerful cutting tool that also performs with a high level of accuracy. As products become smaller, with more functionality, complexity, and tight tolerances, laser cutting is often the only method that can produce the high-precision features these devices require. Features as small as 0.0002 inches (5 microns) can be cut with no heat effects or material damage.

Process

Achieving optimal laser cutting results depends on matching the proper laser pulse width and wavelength with the material to be processed. The shorter the pulse width, the greater the effectiveness of the cut, with fewer burrs or defects, such as heat-affected zones. Ultrafast lasers are increasingly popular for cutting and can cut virtually any material with high precision.

Advantages

Our laser-cutting services are accurate, cost-effective, and create clean cuts that require minimal secondary processing. Other advantages include:

  • Fast set-up and processing. Laser cutting does not require tool changes between cuts and the platform is the same for cutting different shapes.
  • Precision. Features as small as 0.0002 inches (5 microns) can be cut reliably, with no thermal damage.
  • Speed. Laser-cutting services are faster than traditional mechanical cutting methods, especially for complex geometries, with no tool changeover required.
  • Quality. Laser-cut products show consistent quality, with micron tolerances and high aspect ratios, thanks to high constant speed and automated platforms.

Accuracy and Reliability

One of the greatest benefits of ultrafast lasers is the reliability and repeatability of the cutting of complex features and patterns, with great accuracy. Features can be as small as a few microns. The lack of burring or redeposited debris reduces or eliminates most post-processing, which saves time and reduces costs. Because they do not generate heat, lasers are ideal for cutting thin films and delicate materials. Laser-cutting systems can be operated unattended 24/7, thereby optimizing workflow and reducing operating costs.

Whether you need assistance cutting delicate parts to size, creating smoother edges, or cutting intricate shapes and patterns, Spectrum Plastics Group has the technology and experience to develop the best (and most cost-effective) laser-cutting process for your project.

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