What is Laser Cutting ?
Laser Cutting is a method for transforming a 2D file into a physical object. This technology can be performed on different materials such as plastic, wood and cardboard. Laser Cutting involves cutting the material with a highly accurate laser that focuses on a small area of material. It can cut it with a thickness up to 10mm. There are different types of lasers which can be pulsed or continuous. At Sculpteo we use continuous laser cutters that can cut all types of materials with a higher speed than the pulsed laser cutters can.
Laser Cutting is possible by creating a 2D vector file. You can create 2D files through vector graphics software. This file provides information to the laser cutter that will cut the material chosen. It is not necessary to have strong skills in design to use Laser Cutting.
Laser Cutting's Advantages
Laser cutting is particularly effective in many areas where rapid production is essential. It’s easy to cut accurately in many materials where traditional manufacturing methods are inefficient. Limits and constraints imposed by traditional manufacturing processes are removed through Laser Cutting, which allows freedom of design and quantities.
Laser Cutting allows:
- Very precise work
- Material saving
- High speed of realization
- Cutting on a wide range of materials
- Ability to cut and engrave
Plywood is a wood based panel obtained by gluing of veneer layers. It is economical and durable. We offer Poplar or Okume with thicknesses ranging from 3 to 10 mm
MDF is a composite panel of wood fibers to medium density. It’s isotropic, economic and resistant. We offer standard or stained MDF with thicknesses from 3 to 10 mm
PMMA is a smooth acrylic plate. It is tough, lightweight and has an excellent light transmission. We propose different colors with thicknesses from 3 to 10 mm
Cardboard is a lamination of paper layers. It’s lightweight and easy to work and to repair. We propose thicknesses from 1 to 7 mm
In addition to our online Laser Cutting service, discover our online Laser Engraving service
The Laser Engraving is a subtractive fabrication method for altering the surface of an object in order to obtain the desired design, and it can be done on many different types of materials. There are two possible types of engraving, etching the surface and line engraving.
Discover also our online 3D printing service
3D printing is a method for transforming a 3D file to a physical object by successive additions of material layers. This material may be plastic, resin, metal and many other materials. We offer 3D printing professional service with which you can create prototypes or series in more than 50 materials and in less than a week.
Sculpteo is the first online laser cutting and 3D printing service. Based in Paris and San Francisco. Our range of different digital manufacturing machine produce components through 3D printing, laser cutting and laser engraving. These processes allow us to create anything from individual pieces to small series at a high level of quality for an affordable price.
With our patented technology, you are able to analyze and repair your 3D file in few seconds, check the strength of your future 3D printing and even optimize your model. Regarding laser cutting you are also able to analyze and configure your 2D file in few seconds.
With an engaged community, a dedicated team and a wide range of tutorials and resources at your disposal, we’re here to provide the accompaniment you expect when using our laser cutting and 3D printing services.