Laser Cutting

Cutting with a Laser

Laser cutting uses the laser as a single-point cutting source to vaporize material in a very small, well-defined area. This process allows for very small cut widths to be achieved, from 0.002" to 0.020" (0.05mm to 0.5mm). Depending on the material, CO2, Nd:YAG and Fiber Lasers can be utilized to optimize the cut quality. Metal, plastic, and wood fabricators are using industrial laser cutting technology to improve throughput and quality because of faster production rates and part changeover times.

Applications

  • Automotive
  • Recreational Vehicles 
  • Complex Shapes and Geometry 
  • Edge Quality Requirements
  • Sheet & Tube Metal Fabrication
  • Medical Devices

High-density dust-free holes for sanding discs are an ideal application for high-speed laser processing. Preco offers cost-effective contract manufacturing solutions for abrasive discs that incorporate unique features. In addition, we offer laser equipment for in-house production at your facility.

MATERIALS

  • Metals
  • Polymers 
  • Wood 
  • Plastics 
  • Fabrics 
  • Non-Metals
  • Abrasives

INDUSTRIES

  • Medical 
  • Automotive
  • Digital Finishing
  • Electronics
  • Packaging

Advantages

Just some of the advantages of laser cutting with a Preco-made machine.

  • Virtually unlimited cutting path. Unlike mechanical cutting tools, for example, knives and saws, lasers can make three-dimensional cuts, and with Preco, up to five-dimensional cuts are achievable with help from SurfCamsoftware
  • Well suited for fabricating parts with tight feature tolerances, especially with flexible materials. Since the laser beam exerts no force, the part retains its original shape from start to finish.
  • Can cut very hard or abrasive materials without difficulty or wearing the laser.  
  • Achieves outstanding edge quality without the need for secondary operations.
  • Can process sticky materials that would otherwise gum up a blade.
  • Cuts at high speeds and can be faster than a water jet or EDM (electro-discharge machining).
  • Laser cutting is a cost-effective process with low operating and maintenance costs as well as maximum flexibility.

Laser Cutting Equipment Line

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ZonePro Series

Small Area Laser Processing

The ZonePro series has the ability to add scoring or perforating features within a defined width or "zone" across the flexible packaging material.

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Cross Web Series

Large Area Laser Processing

The Cross Web Series was designed to laser perforate, score and cut shapes or lines on-the-fly across the web.

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Web Direction Series

Laser Processing Machine

Designed for laser micro-perforating, scoring and microwave venting in the web direction with high-speed capabilities.

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FlashLite Laser Modules

Compact Integratabtle Laser Modules

FlashLite Modules offer laser scoring and laser micro-perforating for easy-open, easy-fill and easy breathe packaging.

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FlexPro

Multi-Purpose Laser Machine

The FlexPro® laser system provides the speed of galvanometer processing with the versatility of an XY motion system.

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Mini FlexPro

Compact Laser Processing Machine

The Mini FlexPro® laser processing system offers innovative solutions for high-speed laser processing of flexible circuits.

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WebPro Series

Web-Based Laser Processing Machine

The WebPro Series of digital laser cutting systems are rapidly re-configured for changing job requirements.

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Wide WebPro Series

Jumbo Roll Laser Processing Machine

The Wide WebPro Series is a wide web-based, traveling head laser systems for roll-to-roll or roll-to-discrete part processing.

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FlashLite G Laser Modules

High-Speed Laser Processing Module

FlashLite G Modules provide high-speed, laser processing for through cutting, kiss-cutting and perforating.

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ST Series

Multi-Axis Laser Processing Machines

These workstations are designed for multi-axis laser welding, heat treating, cladding, drilling and cutting of metallic components.

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RT Series

Small Diameter Laser Tube Cutting Machine

Designed for precision laser cutting of small diameter tubes for medical devices such as surgical instruments and implantable devices.