Just think of James Bond in Goldfinger and you’ll be kind of along the right lines although most commercial lasers use their powers for good as opposed to slicing through British Secret Service agents.
Once the computer is given the exact measurements of where to cut, the laser beam is directed at the material and is then used to burn, vaporise, melt or gas jet in order to create the final product or design.
Although there are a few different types of laser, the most commonly used is a gas variety which uses carbon dioxide to provide the strongest, most efficient and most consistent incision.
Co2 lasers were one of the original types of laser on the market and are still ideal for most jobs including cutting, holing and general engraving.
So, there we go, that’s laser cutting for you and if you’re looking for one of the best laser cutting printers in London then come to The Workshop 244 and you won’t be disappointed.
What are the advantages of laser cutting?
Basically, using a laser to cut material provides a really high level of accuracy and as the laser beam never wears out you’re guaranteed a consistent slice from start to finish.
From intricate designs and tiny holes to an extremely fast and efficient turn around, laser cutting holds numerous advantages over more traditional tool driven alternatives and is fast becoming the ‘must use’ for anyone serious about achieving a quality finish.
As The Workshop 24 has one of the best laser cutting services in London you’ll be able to take full advantage of state-of-the-art machinery which provides not only an affordable laser cutting package but also a speedy turn around too.
How does laser cutting differ to laser engraving?
Although a similar technique is involved i.e. pre programming a computer to create an accurate design via a laser beam, laser engraving stops short of slicing through material and simply engraves an object to a set depth.
This is not only a different technique to laser cutting but it also differs from laser marking which is where a surface is coloured as opposed to producing an actual groove.
Which industries typically use laser cutting and engraving techniques?
As lasers can cut through and engrave upon most materials they’re of great use to a huge cross section of industries including:
- Corporate events companies
- Advertising and billboard manufacturers
- Fashion and design agencies
- Retail and commercial sectors
- Schools, colleges and universities
- Carpenters, mechanics and welders
- Artists, sculptors and model makers
How can I get involved?
All you have to do to take advantage of laser cutting and laser engraving services is send your drawings, specifications and whatever else you think will best explain your project to The Workshop 24 via email or in person.
Once you’re satisfied with what can be achieved for the most affordable price then it’s all about the turn around time.
Meeting deadlines is of utmost importance no matter which industry you’re in and this is especially the case for students, which is why The Workshop 24 provides a round the clock service to ensure students’ work is finished to an extremely high standard as well as being handed in on time.
Creating a high quality finish should be standard practice these days and if you’ve got an advert, garment or piece of art that you want to be exhibited in the best possible way then laser cutting and laser engraving are exactly what you need to get the job done right and showcase your skills.