Laser Engraving Plastic
The evolution of lasers in the
industrial industry has led to many exciting new processes for cutting
different types of materials. State-of-the-art lasers can now be used to
effectively melt or vaporize specific materials such as plastic. The result is an
accurate clean cut and an edge that is smooth with a high-quality finish.
Custom laser cutting is now used
to further enhance the versatility of materials like acrylic and polycarbonate.
For instance, a plastic laser cutter can be used to cut and polish an acrylic
mirror disc in the same step. This combination of steps can save both time and
money by removing the need for additional polishing processes.
The precision and tight
tolerances offered by custom laser cutters such as a 3-Axis laser cutter also
make it possible to intricately engrave or etch plastic to exact
specifications. Not all types of plastic are suitable for engraving, but cast
resins such as acrylic typically withstand laser engravingexceptionally well.
Common Applications for Laser Engraving Plastic
There are many different
applications that may require precision laser engraving plastic. One of the
main applications is for security. Laser engraving parts will protect them
against forgery and help to prove ownership by creating high quality markings
directly into the plastic. For instance, engraving serial numbers or part
numbers on plastic components by gently melting the plastic surface with a
laser provides a means for tracing parts back to the original supplier.
In addition to laser engraving, laser etching of plastic can also
be used to imprint logos or full images on plastic surfaces. This includes the
process of back painting to create truly unique and eye-catching graphic
effects. The front of the plastic can be laser engraved to create a stunning
The use of digital registration
systems with plastic cutting lasers help to register plastics with extreme
accuracy. This means that the laser engraving will be completed with consistent
quality and to exact specifications every time.
Finding Premium Quality Laser Engraving Services
In order to ensure that custom
laser engraving is done to your exact specifications, it is important to choose
an experienced company with the most state-of-the-art laser cutting equipment.
The leading custom plastic fabrication companies offer a full range of custom
laser plastic services (including laser engraving) for projects of any size.
This includes one-off products and prototypes as well as full production runs
of plastic components.
Plas-Tech is a leading company
in the custom plastic fabrication and distribution industry. They specialize in
custom plastic component supply throughout North America with a focus on
delivering expert laser work. Clients can expect outstanding precision and
quality for any project thanks to the use of powerful, cutting-edge 400 lasers.
These lasers can be used to provide professional laser cutting services as well
as laser engraving, etching and part marking services.
As part of the dedication to
delivering premium quality products through state-of-the-art engineering,
Plas-Tech also employs a comprehensive team of design professionals to help
bring custom ideas, files and drawings to life.
Discover the benefits of
technology and attention to detail; speak to a Plas-Tech representative about
laser engraving plastic or any of your plastic fabrication needs today.