Benefits of using laser cutting machines in school projects

Laser cutting is a micro-machining process that uses laser technology to cut material with a laser beam. This technology is now widely used in industry in the UK for its speed, flexibility and reliability. The principle of laser cutting is based on the thermal subtraction of the material, which makes it possible to obtain a clean, regular and precise cutting of ferrous, non-ferrous and other types of materials in complex shapes. Continue Reading

Brass, Aluminium, Traffolyte or Steel: What’s the best material for a nameplate?

Nameplates are used for a diverse range of purposes but they’re commonly used to label specific areas such as desks or rooms.

Specifically, they are tags meant to give a business a professional outlook and maybe product identification in many industries. Between aluminium, brass and Steel, which metal is the best for nameplates? The materials used for making metal nameplates are often justified by two explanations. These are applicability to its environment and to its artistic form. Brass, aluminium and steel are all very good but they do have different properties. Continue Reading

Benefits of owning your own laser cutting machine over hiring.

Laser cutting machines can be a great investment for up and coming business that has increase the amount of products requiring the cutting service. If you feel your business is not ready to own their own cutting machine, hiring or out sourcing the work could be a feasible option.

Laser cutting machines produce work of high precision and are easily versatile, meaning so many new businesses can start producing work of a high quality. The machines are able to cut through a wide range of materials, creating the perfect finish to a product.

Owning a laser cutting machine is quite cost effective once you have a large production line, as they do not consume too much energy. They are easy to clean and maintenance is usually less frequent compared to other factory machinery. The machine will require re-aligning and possible the change of bulb, but all tasks are relatively simple once you have the training.

Measuring With Lasers Instead Of Measuring Tape

When most jobs require measuring it’s the first choice for most people to use traditional tape measures. However an alternative to this is using a laser measuring tape. A laser measuring tape has many advantages over traditional methods; It is far more accurate than a physical tape measure. It is also much easier to use, simply aim along the distance to be measured and the length will be digitally displayed. Many even have wireless adaptability, able to connect to smart phones, laptops and tablets with the use of apps that come with the product. This allows great ease of use and the option of storing measurements and data for different projects.

Laser tape measures are more expensive costing between £100 – £300, however for a technically more accurate and efficient fit there is no better alternative. A wise choice if you are in the building industry or a profession which requires a large amount of measuring to be carried out.

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting is a process that has been commonly used in the manufacturing industry (and many others) for a long period of time. The first application of laser cutting was manufactured by the Western Electric Engineering Research Centre in 1965 and was then adapted in 1967 by a British innovator to have an oxygen assisted application to cut metal.

The process involved a simulated environment of electromagnetic radiation through an optical amplification that is focused on a specific spot to either cut, boil, melt or even vaporise its intended target. It is now commonly used to cut metal , wood, diamonds and much much more.

The definition of the word LASER stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Lasers have an abundance of applications ranging from laser pointers, printers, barcode scanners, optical disk drives , welding, measuring range of targets (war applications), security, light shows and laser surgery to name a few.