Cutting PVC plastic, acrylic, and other non-metallic materials
In recent years, laser cutting has become the most frequently used technology to perform high-quality cutting of non-metallic materials. This method ensures the most accurate contour of products cut from a variety of materials such as acrylic, Plexiglas, PVC, polystyrene, rubber, fabric, cardboard, and veneer, among others. Of course, to achieve high-quality product using these materials, it is not only necessary to have access to the appropriate equipment but to also have the support of professional staff who follow established material processing procedures. At Laser Cutting Plus, we have everything you need for laser cutting Plexiglas, opaque plastics, and fabrics, using CO2 lasers.
Laser cutting of PVC achieves a minimal cutting thickness of 0.1 to 0.2mm, while yielding a perfectly flat and smooth end surface without any additional processing, making it a particularly popular service in the advertising industry. It is important to note that when PVC of larger thicknesses is used for laser cutting, the end surface acquires a brown tint that brightens with time. By adhering to established rules and procedures, it is possible to achieve a clear and smooth cut when laser cutting Plexiglas and acrylics. To ensure a smooth cut surface, acrylic laser cutting should be carried out without the supply of compressed air. The process of laser cutting of acrylic accelerates with the addition of air, acquiring a surface roughness that is not always desirable.
Polystyrene is perhaps the most difficult material to handle. Whereas laser cutting of Plexiglas, Ekoplast or leather happens virtually without formation of fusion products, during the cutting of polystyrene, residue is deposited on the walls of the hood and the coordinate table, requiring regular cleaning.
Laser Cutting Plus is one of the leading enterprises in Toronto for laser processing of various materials, offering services to all who need great product quality, reasonable turnaround time and affordable prices. We carry out laser cutting of PVC plastics, acrylic glass, Plexiglas, PTFE, Ekoplast, Styrene-acrylonitrile, komadura, komateksa, rubber, leather, fabric and basalt fabrics for body armour, cardboard, veneer and other non-metallic materials. We look forward to working on your laser cutting projects and sharing our industry experience with you, providing high quality, cost-effective services.