As the name may suggest, this is the process of cutting a material using a laser beam. This can be done to either trim down a material or to help cut it into complex shapes that more conventional drills would struggle with.
This process also has many similarities to the drilling and engraving processes. The former involves the creation of thru-holes in a material or dents, like an engraving used in the later process. These dents and holes are essentially cuts, and you’ll often see a laser machine also being used for drilling and engraving too.
A vast range of materials and thickness sizes can be cut with lasers, making it a handy and adaptable process.
How Laser Cutting Works
Laser cutting is one of many processes that have noticed a much more widespread use over recent years. Many of the laser-based processes have similar benefits and applications, and as one laser machine can perform multiple processes, it can be hard knowing exactly which one could be right for your business.
To make this a little easier, we have explored the process in greater detail below, looking at how the process works, the different types of laser cutting, its advantages, and where you’ll see it most commonly used.