Plastic Laser Cutting

Plastics suitable for laser are amongst the easiest materials for the laser cutter. These can be cut to form intricate patterns and highly accurate representations. The laser is much faster than many other methods of cutting including using a router. You’ll get a higher amount of flexibility and speed with a laser cutter that you do not get with other methods, all of this can save on your overall costs.

 

At Platinum Signs we can cut a range of different plastic materials up to an overall thickness of 20mm, this includes:

 

  • Polycarbonate
  • Plexiglass
  • Polyethylene
  • ABS
  • PETG

Acrylic, or Perspex, is one of the most widely used materials and available for many different applications. We have a huge variety of acrylics in stock (of varying thickness), and we can cut any of these to your desired size.

Timber Laser Cutting

All sorts of different timber can be cut with the laser cutter, provided it is not greater than 20mm thick. The types of timber that can be used include:

 

  • Solid timber
  • Hardwood
  • Plyboard
  • MDF
  • Die Board
  • Timber Veneers
  • Balsa
  • Cork

 

All timber cut with the laser printer will be left with a darkened edge, and this often helps to make the piece aesthetically pleasing as it provides a contrasting outline. The laser is also capable of engraving feature panels, wood inlays, toys, craftwork, souvenirs, decorative items, and architectural models.

Miscellaneous Laser Cutting

There are many other items that can be cut on the laser cutter, some of these include:

 

  • Leather
  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Strawboard
  • Coreflute
  • Fabrics – cotton, silk, linen, felt

 

The laser cutter is perfect for creating patterns, models, graphic design work, and many more. It is ideal for crafting corporate keepsakes and branding that can give your business a personal touch.