Laser cutting, marking, graphic imaging and engraving are the primary processes used to transform raw materials into business opportunities. Listed below are some of the materials you can successfully process with your Universal laser system.
Cutting fabric with a laser produces “sealed” seams without fraying. Multiple layers of fabric can be laser cut into designs that are impossible to achieve with traditional cutting methods. Fabric can also be laser engraved to produce unique effects.
Laser engraving on glass creates a clean, frosted, precision-etched look without putting physical pressure on the glass. Even bottles filled with liquid can be laser engraved.
Most bare metals can be laser marked with the use of marking compounds. Anodized aluminum can be directly marked with a laser and the high contrast image produced is ideal for serial tags, identification plates and two-dimensional barcodes. Laser marking on metal delivers highly durable marks without sacrificing material integrity.
Intricate designs and tight corners can be laser cut into natural materials such as mother of pearl with exact precision. These materials are typically used as inlays in wood and other materials.
Paper can be laser cut for precise control on curves and tight corners. Papers of varying thickness can also be laser engraved to produce unique effects.
Plastic, including acrylic, can be laser marked, engraved and cut to controllable depths while maintaining tight tolerances. Some plastics are designed to work specifically with CO2 lasers to achieve optimum results.
Rubber is an excellent material for laser cutting and engraving. Intricate art and text can be quickly and easily laser engraved to produce rubber stamps, without chemicals. Universal laser systems feature a “rubber stamp mode” which allows for adjustable shoulders.
Text and photographs can be laser engraved on stone, including marble and man-made materials like Corian®. Results are far better than can be achieved with other methods.
Transfer complicated designs, logos and photos to wood with laser marking, cutting and engraving. Curves and sharp corners can be laser cut with wonderful precision.