In addition to die cutting we also offer laser cutting services. Laser cutting is great for small runs and prototyping. It has an accuracy of +/-.01″ and can be tighter if needed. Many of the materials that can be die cut can also be laser cut. However, many stiffer materials like acrylic, thick wood, delran, etc can only be laser cut. Visit our materials section to find out more.
Laser Cutting vs. Die Cutting: Laser and diecutting differ in the fact that die cutting uses templates, or steel rule dies, to punch parts out over. Laser cutting uses a focused beam of light to burn its way through materials such as, acrylic, wood, PETG, ABS or any other hard material that generally resists a temporary burst of heat. The head follows a pre-determined patch generated from a cad file to cut the part. Because of these factors, lasers are best suited for harder parts (see photo of laser diecuts above) that generally resist temporary bursts of flame. Also take a look at the laser cutting video to the right.
Capabilities: Since we offer both types of services we can process just about any non-metallic material typically used in the automotive, fuel cell, aerospace, commercial vehicle, printing or scrap book industry. Parts as large as 48″ x 48″ x 1/2″ can be laser cut.