Here you will find guides and information about what laser cutting is, how it works and it's benefits and advantages for manufacturing.
Laser cutting is a fast and precise computer numeric controlled (CNC) cutting technology. Application are diverse and widespread across many manufacturing industries.
The laser beam hits the surface of the material and heats it so strongly it melts or completely vaporises.
Fast and precise, laser technology has opened opportunities for and transformed manufacturing in many different industries.
Laser technology has opened up opportunities within manufacturing across wide ranging industries from aeronautics to fashion.
Fast and precise, laser cutting is excellent for repeatable and complex intricate cutting. It lends itself to small batch or one-off production.
The main similarities between CNC routing and Laser Cutting are that they are both controlled by CNC and offer precision cutting.
The main differences are that CNC routing cuts uses a rotating cutting tool whereas a Laser cutting cuts using heat from a laser beam.
How and when you would use either technology depends upon the material size, thickness and scale. As a general rules larger scale jobs such as furniture would opt for CNC routing and smaller finer scale processes would opt for Laser cutting.