Laser Cutting and Engraving
About the project
About the Technology
Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut or engrave materials. The process works by directing the output of a high-power laser through optics. The laser optics unit is computer numerical controlled. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Different lasers are used, depending on which material needs to be processed.
Usual Areas of Application
This technology is used in industry for automatized processes. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, it is also starting now to be used by small businesses and for creative creating.
Materials used in Re-FREAM
Plastic plates or foils, wood, leather, fabric.
Technology is used by these Re-FREAM Partners