Materials

Materials We Work With

  • ABS

    ABS is an amorphous thermoplastic blend and cuts cleanly as a film.

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  • Acetal

    Acetal cuts cleanly in thin gauges, and also engraves nicely.

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  • Acrylic

    Acrylic is one of the most versatile laser materials. We laser cut up to 1″ stock. The edges are smooth, clean,

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  • Anodized Aluminum

    Anodized Aluminum can be laser engraved and etched. This kind of marking is common.

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  • Cardboard

    Cardboard is widely used for prototyping and pilot production and cuts cleanly with lasers. Laser cutting allows fine cutouts and

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  • Corian

    Corian, Avonite, Fountainhead, these materials all engrave beautifully and are frequently color filled. We can also cut through this material

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  • Depron

    Depron is a lightweight durable foam used for building large-scale models, indoor flyers, gliders, etc. Great for structural supports and

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  • Fiberglass

    Fiberglass type mixes and specialized materials like glass steel and its competitors, char significantly when laser cut.

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  • Fluoropolymers

    Fluoropolymers, thin gauges cut cleanly, ideal for Teflon gaskets, many fluro-elastomers mixes also cut nicely. We do a variety of

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  • Hypalon

    Hypalon has outstanding resistance to most chemicals; heat and oil are among the most important characteristics.

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  • Ivory

    Laser etching ivory produces a clean and clear image.

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  • Kapton

    Kapton and many other specialized performance plastic films cut very nicely with lasers.

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  • Linoleum

    Linoleum cuts cleanly with lasers and is frequently used by interior designers and in some printing processes.

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  • Melamine

    Melamine, which falls into the Phenolics category, does engrave nicely with lasers.

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  • Neoprene Rubber

    We laser cut Neoprene rubber for many different customers. Neoprene is one of the best all-purpose elastomers where resistance to

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  • Nylon

    Nylon cuts very well and in the case of fabrics, the cut edges do not fray after they are heat

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  • Paper

    Laser cutting paper allows for very intricate shapes and fine details beyond the capabilities of hand cutting and even Diecutting.

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  • PETG

    PETG produces toxic fumes, we generally opt for polyester or acrylic instead.

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  • Phenolics

    Most varieties of Phenolics laser cut very well, especially in thin gauges. Some charring occurs though which needs to be

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  • Polycarbonate

    Polycarbonate tends to discolor with laser cutting. So, for industrial purposes thin gauge cutting may be acceptable, frequently impact modified

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  • Polyester

    Laser cutting Polyester: We love it! Polyester cuts cleanly with sealed edges. Laser cut polyester panels are quite popular for

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  • Polyethylene

    Laser cutting Polyethylene is done on a case-by-case bases. Thin gauge HDPE has its place for stencils, but we prefer

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  • Polypropylene

    Laser cutting Polypropylene is similar to polyethylene (see polyethylene).

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  • Polystyrene

    Polystyrene cuts fairly clean with lasers and is frequently used for architectural models. This is a great material to laser

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  • Polysulfone

    Polysulfone chars and is not a particularly friendly material to cut with lasers.

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  • Polyurethane

    Polyurethane is a friendly material for the laser. Numerous types of gaskets and foam parts are easily laser cut with

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  • PVC, PVC Foam Board

    Although these materials can be laser cut with our lasers, we avoid it as this process produces chlorine gases which

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  • Rubber, Silicon Rubber

    Rubber, as most elastomers cuts nicely. The laser cut parts may have charred edges that could be easily washed away.

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  • Textiles

    We laser cut Cotton, Wool, Mohair, Nylon, Silk, Denim, Leather, Polyester,etc… we could continue this list forever. Laser cutting allows

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  • Vinyl

    Vinyl films are widely used for sign making. It is very attractive to use colored vinyl films for acrylic sign

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  • Wood and Veneers

    Laser Cutting Shapes can laser cut Wood stock up to 1″ thick as well as the thinnest of Veneers. We

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  • wovens and nonwovens

    Laser Cutting Shapes can laser cut woven and nonwoven material to exact sizes. Just as with most textiles, the resulting

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  • Felt

    Laser cutting felt is almost like cutting leather – it’s totally doable with some exceptions. “Felt is a textile that is

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  • Laser Cutting Velcro

    Velcro cuts very well! In many cases customers want to cut various shapes out of velcro material: hearts, flowers, animals,

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  • Laser cutting and engraving MDF

    MDF is one of our favorite materials for laser cutting and engraving. We laser cut up to 1″ (25.4mm) thick

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