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Laser cutting all
materials, you will notice a grain, or direction of material.
This applies to all materials including Acrylic colour or clear,
aluminium raw or brushed, metal and all other materials that you
can laser cut.
Laser Cutting Technical Help
As a general rule, the thicker the material you are using, the higher
the need for adjustments to your laser. It is important to use a slower
cutting speed with thicker materials to eliminate the risk of smoke
residue and melting.
It is recommended that the clear protective masking be left in place
when vector cutting. The masking protects the plastic from excessive
burning. If wrinkles or bubbles in the masking are present, it is
important that the masking be smoothed or removed before cutting. Gases
trapped under the masking can damage your work.
Experience shows that the most effective method for vector cutting is to
cut from the back to the front. This requires the on-screen image to be
flipped in order for the cut piece to be right reading and to place the
material in the laser bed face down. It also requires cutting directly
on the laser bed, not on a honeycomb insert. (When the laser hits the
edges of the honeycomb cells, it bounces back causing a pitting that
will ruin the surface of the material it is in contact with.) Whenever
it is convenient, leave the factory masking on the front surface and if
good results are still not being achieved, try spraying the bed with
water to absorb heat before laying the material face down with the
masking on. If two passes still prove necessary, adjust the first
setting so the cut travels nearly all the way through the substrate. The
second cut, the one affecting the face of the material, should be
adjusted to a much cooler setting, just enough to cut through the
remaining substrate and cap.
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With our laser cutting capabilities we can custom cut
dimensional letters or logos out of a variety of materials,
which can be attached in a variety of ways.
Looking for high-quality signs or
storefront displays? QuickSmart can create 2D and 3D
point-of-purchase displays, custom backdrops for window
displays, light box signage, lettering and even wooden signs
featuring hand-crafted antique designs. Let us help get your
business noticed with custom designs cut from wood,
acrylics, brushed metals and more.
From simple elegance to elaborate and
ornate, we create custom inlays both for individual
architects and for use as promotional items. The design
possibilities and types of wood are limited only by your
imagination. Once you have a good laser cutting
specialist on your team, you'll quickly realize that the
sky is indeed the limit. If you could use some fresh
inspiration, ask us to send you a couple of images of
laser cut timber signs and floor graphic signage.