Laser cutting works by directing a highly concentrated laser beam onto the product, resulting in a precisely cut edge with a high-quality surface finish and an accurate reproduction of your design or product requirements.
Utilising all of our machines we can cut Stainless Steel, Mild Steel & Galvanised Steel ranging from a thickness of 1 thou to 1.6mm, Acrylic and Wood ranging from 0.5mm thick to 15mm thick, however, each of our machines has their own capabilities and Specialities.
Laser engraving is a process where the laser beam physically removes the surface of the material to create a cavity that reveals an image at eye level.
During the engraving process the aligned laser fires, creating extremely high temperature. This causes the material to essentially vaporize, resulting in a cavity in the surface being created. Deeper marks with the laser engraver can be achieved by repeating with several passes.
There are many benefits when comparing laser engraving to traditional engraving.
Laser engraving can:
Laser marking is what happens when the beam interacts with the surface of a material, slightly altering its properties or appearance.
Laser marking is achieved by moving a low-powered beam slowly across the material using a method called discolouration, which creates high-contrast marks without disrupting the material.
The Laser heats the material, causing oxidation under the surface and turning the material black while it applies low temperatures to metal to anneal the surface without any contact to the product leaving the surface intact.
Laser marking requires a Fibre Laser and is the only way to permanently mark reflective metals, and RandM Engraving & Cutting has one of the highest precision machines available.