As one of the major steps within the manufacturing process, the method in which you decide to cut your materials will have an enormous impact on the quality of your finished product. The way your materials are cut must be accurate, efficient and versatile, which is why laser cutting has quickly become one of the most widely used methods in the manufacturing industry. For those that are looking for the highest quality when it comes to their laser cut plastic needs, Vector & Raster offer a wide variety of services catered to the specifics of your project. However, to find out more about why laser cut plastic is so highly regarded, read on.
No matter how skilled the craftsperson, we all make mistakes. For companies that are known for their consistency and quality, human error is a major concern, as even a few minor slip-ups can potentially damage their reputation in the eyes of consumers.
Given that laser cutting machines are programmed to follow instructions based on how and where each cut has to be made, laser cut plastic offers an assurance of consistency that simply isn’t possible with human hands. This means that you can mass-produce intricate linework and designs, knowing that each finished product will be practically identical to the one that precedes it.
Whilst performing intricate design work by hand does have its benefits, the process is exceedingly time consuming, especially on larger projects. Laser cut plastic, on the other hand, provides precise cuts in a short time-frame when compared to conventional cutting methods. This is because, as previously stated, the cutting machine is integrated with a programmed system that can determine where and how to cut materials more efficiently than traditional alternatives. Plus, as the risk of human error is significantly reduced when utilising laser cutting services, less time has to be dedicated to ensure a perfectly accurate cut.
In most forms of mechanical cutting, heat that is generated by the cutting process can have an effect on the finished product. Usually, this comes in the form of minor warping, singeing or surface scuffing which can, unfortunately, make the lines appear less accurate or lower quality. Due to the specificity of laser cutting, only a small area is affected by heat, making the chance of warping occurring relatively limited. As an added bonus, the lack of contact with a physical cutting implement also removes the risk of material contamination during the cutting process. This ensures that your laser cut plastic is as clean and pure as possible.
At Vector & Raster, we offer an expansive array of laser cutting services across a wide variety of materials. So, whether you’re in need of detailed design work for your next project, or just want to find out more about what we offer, contact us today!