If your business is within the industrial advertising profile, textile, plastic art, furniture, shoe store or make any craft. And you have not yet decide to buy a CO2 laser cutter or you already have one. But you do not know how to increase its potential or how to expand your production range. Then stay to discover what else a CO2 laser can do for you.
First of all, it is important to know how a CO2 laser works to understand its scope. A laser cutter is a state-of-the-art tool capable of making different types of cuts to materials by means of a CO2 (carbon dioxide) tube. Its operation carry out by a CNC (computer numerical control) and together with a predetermine vector (design with specialized software). The machine can cut, mark, engrave or dot a constant distance between the surface of the material. And the emitter of light. Thanks to this technology commands programme that control the speed and design to follow according to the characteristics of the piece to treate.
Already explained the operation of a CO2 laser cutting equipment. Let’s discover what types of work can do. Remember that whenever the materials comply with the appropriate measures and resistance characteristics, you can create endless items such as toys, furniture, decorative objects, souvenirs, Christmas ornaments, gift items, architectural. And marquetry models, displays and much more.
Before viewing a finished piece, you should think about the type of work your design will require. And if it is necessary to cut, mark, engrave or dot the material. With this in mind, you’ll know what results you can get.
Laser work by cutting
In laser cutting, it works with medium density materials with a power of 80W and it is possible to cut thicknesses of 10mm on average. Although it is possible that the laser cut edges are of a brown tone (lighter or darker depending on the type of material or the power applied). Its quality and finish not affecte by this condition of cauterization of your laser beam.
Industries and type of art: With leather material, for example, the most common use made of this technology is for the production of footwear, clothing and accessories (such as belts, wallets, portfolios, bags and jewelry).
In architecture, a CO2 laser is useful for making three-dimensional models, scale models, templates, blinds, lattices, frames for doors or windows, etc.
Sector it is very useful to give fine finishes and aesthetic details to the wood. figures or furniture can be created by assembly: Once the pieces are cut, they assemble to create a volume effect with a three-dimensional design.
It is ideal for any craft business to create decorative objects, posters, packaging or frames.
In the advertising sector you can make cards or invitations with design.
Industrial design: To manufacture work models, prototypes or final products such as stereotomies, flexible hinges, gears, housings for electronic items.
Laser work to mark or seal
Because the CO2 laser machine can rough up material, it is very easy to make custom stamps of any of the following materials.
Materials: MDF, acrylic, rubber, plastic and rubber.
Type of industry and art: With the different types of rubber. It made from small stamps to identify companies and related companies, to footwear, upholstery, coatings and protective linings, regardless of size or level of detail.
Thanks to its heat resistance. This laser generates, in plastic materials, a fully readable marking at high speed with a slight contrast. In the furniture industry it is very useful to make details in furniture. And in the advertising sector it can use to make memories with fine details or to mark a logo on any item.
Engraving laser work
These equipment allow engraving on various metals. Controlling the power can made more superficial or deeper engravings to leave a permanent mark on the surface of the material.
Materials: In stone, wood, ceramics, tiles, granite, methacrylate. Some anodized metals, stainless steel and sheet. Rubber, cork, papers and pressed cardboard. Delrin, leather, marble, melamine, rowmark and glass.
Type of industry and art: The CO2 laser can engrave in boxes for products, and also to make signs. Decorative items and even household accessories.
In the advertising area you can record names, phrases, images with photographic quality, company logos, create stands, displays, business cards. The rowmark material is a type of plastic that use to make signs. Due to the application of color in layers, when making the engraving, a product create in several color reliefs. Although a CO2 laser is not capable of cutting high-density metals. It is possible to engrave them, which is useful for labeling medical items, trophies, industrial plates, computer chips and other electronic products.
With a whole world of possibilities. A CO2 laser equipment allows you to make custom applications on objects with cuts or engravings from a single piece to multiple of them at the same time. On the other hand. It offers the guarantee of quality by leaving the perfectly straight edges of the pieces cut or stamped with laser. Achieving the most thorough designs has never been easier with any other tool that is really capable of getting fine and precise details.