Lasers

cutting, engraving, marking, welding etc.

Laser technology is currently used in a wide variety of industrial processes including cutting, welding, marking, surface engineering, repair and direct parts fabrication. The range of applications covers metals, plastics, semiconductors, and ceramics, on a scale from sub-micron to several meters.

Laser cutting is a precise method of cutting a design from a given material using a CAD file to guide it. There are three main types of lasers used in the industry: CO2 lasers Nd and Nd-YAG. CO 2 Lasers machines cuts by melting, burning or vaporizing your material. A really fine level of cutting detail can be achieved on a wide variety of materials like Plastic, Polycarbonate, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Textiles, MDF, Wood etc.

Our core areas of technical expertise include:

There are 2 types of Laser machines

Gantry systems are best described as XY plotter systems because they move the laser above the material to be cut or engraved. These systems are best utilized in wide format applications (600mm or above), when cutting thicker material substrates (0.3mm thick and where tight tolerance cutting is needed or when large area engraving is required. Demso Gantry systems are made in sizes from as little as 300mm x 300mm all the way up to 2000mm x 3000mm and are an excellent choice for cutting and large engraving applications.

Galvo Laser systems are based on moving mirror technology similar to what is used to create laser light shows. The mirrors make small adjustments in mirror angles to move the stationary laser beam in different directions within a specific cutting or marking area. Demso advanced Galvo Laser systems use a range of laser types including sealed Co2 and Fiber laser technologies so you can choose not only the best positioning method but the correct laser light for each task. The main advantage of the Galvo Laser system is high process speed which can be up to 10 times faster than a gantry based system. Their main drawback is the limits on the work area usually cannot exceed 700mm x 700mm.

Talk to a Demso representative to learn more about Laser technologies and applications in order to identify the best solution for your application.

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