Different Lasers For Different Materials

Different Lasers For Different Materials

Posted in Laser Cutting by Zap Creatives on Jan 9th, 2014

Laser cutting and engraving allows for absolute freedom when it comes to custom made jewellery, cake toppers, architectural models, arts and crafts, and more. With a wide range of laserable materials your imagination is the only limit.

What’s more, the quick turnaround service we offer means that you no longer have to wait weeks for a custom cut or engraved product. This makes laser engraving an ideal solution for those hard to buy for people in your life; you won’t need to plan weeks ahead, simply send us your designs, or browse our gallery for inspiration, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Here at Zap! Creatives we want to give you a taste of what it’s like working with a laser in our creative workshop. Let us take you through the step-by-step process of bringing designs to life here at Zap! Creatives.

Creating Magic With Zap’s Laserable Materials

Here at Zap! Creatives we use the latest high speed laser cutters to process all of your laser-engraving and laser-cutting projects. The lasers that we use help us achieve very fine detailing on our laserable materials.

How does the laser achieve this? Well, we use computer aided design software (or CAD) to guide the laser beam. By using CAD, we can be sure that every aspect of the design is cut or engraved exactly as it was imagined by the designer. For those interested in lasers, there are three types which are popular in the industry, the Nd, Nd-Yag and the CO2 laser, which is the one used here at Zap! Creatives.

The CO2 laser machine head contains a lens which focuses the beam on the laserable material. The ‘kerf’ is the groove or slit made by the laser and can vary depending on the material being cut or engraved.

When you send your design to us, we’ll begin by checking if it’s suitable for the material you’ve chosen and for our laser machines. At Zap! Creatives you can have a maximum sheet size of 800 × 400mm, so you can create something as large or as small as you like. After your artwork has been uploaded and the laser has been configured, our machine will follow the CAD drawing and begin the cutting and/or engraving procedure.

Look no further than Zap! Creatives to help with your artistic projects! If you feel you’ve run out of ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us; our friendly design team can both inspire and advise!

If you’d like to find out more about our laserable materials and laser cutting or engraving, email us on info@zapcreatives.com or call +44 (0) 1642 244422.


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