Composite Materials

New lightweight, fiber reinforced polymers are difficult to machine with conventional cutting tools. This has led many users to the non-contact cutting capabilities of a laser. Thin, uncured pre-prep sheets in thickness up to 0.5mm can be precisely trimmed or sized at very high speeds, and you do not have to worry about gumming up a cutting tool. The heat from the laser's cutting action fuses the edges, thus preventing fraying of the fibers.

Composite Materials

The Laser Cuts Difference

Thicknesses of materials include up to "" for fiberglass, and "" for phenolic. uses computer generated cutting paths to make it incredibly easy and inexpensive for cutting jobs of any size. No dies or expensive re-tooling is necessary when cutting parts, meaning you can increase profits on short runs. With a faster turn-around and lower costs, you'll be able to take on more jobs, be more competitive, and ultimately bring in more customers and generate new business.

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Laser Cuts is an important service for producing parts from composites for many reasons, including:

  • Precise edges: We produce extremely precise edges directly from your file. These are perfect for inlays and other applications where precision is a must.
  • Less material waste: Small kerfs give extremely precise cuts, resulting in a decrease in wasted materials.
  • Tool variability eliminated: Absolute repeatability with a tool that never dulls.
  • Zero tool load: Clamping, complex, or dangerous holding methods are not required when cutting with a weightless beam of light. This is very helpful when cutting small parts which would be impossible by almost any other method.
  • The small tool cut width (kerf of 6 thousands of an inch) enables the cutting of any shape that can be drawn.