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Laser Cutting Benefits

What Is Laser Cutting and What Are Its Benefits?

It is almost standard practice for trophies and other materials to be cut or engraved with laser cutting. It is a relatively new technology that is improved with new developments all the time. This enables it to be used to cut a wide variety of materials into different shapes. It also provides a high-quality cut – the accuracy of this technique can even cut intricate outlines and make small holes. Not many people, however, know how laser cutting works.

How Does It Work?

The word “laser” is an acronym of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The question is usually how light is able to cut metal and glass. When cutting or engraving trophies and medals, an extremely thin little stream of light with high intensity is used. This beam is so small that it is not visible to the naked eye. The beam is then strengthened by reflecting it off a series of mirrors, which intensifies its effect. Once this beam is focused through a specialised nozzle onto a particular object, the beam cuts the object by heating it up very rapidly to melt it and then partially or completely vaporises the material in that particular spot.

Many factors have to be considered, such as the height of the beam over the material being cut and the distance between the laser nozzle and the object. The quality of the cutting can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the distance of the nozzle from the material being cut. Overall, however, laser cutting is relatively easy to carry out and is a safe and accurate way to cut various types of materials accurately.

Complicated technology couples the beam with intricate programs on a computer, which provides information to the cutter about the depth and shape of the cut. This allows accurate images to be cut to a certain depth.

The benefits of laser cutting include it being a rather swift process, that the depth of the cut can be varied, and that it is even possible to cut an image inside certain materials without damaging the outside. We have all seen trophies and paperweights made of glass that contain an image inside, yet the outside of the glass is completely undamaged. With new computer technology, it is also possible to design an image and have the exact image copied with extreme accuracy onto the object.

At Trophy & Medal Boutique, we only use the best technology to engrave our trophies, medals, and other awards. Contact our team if you are curious to learn more about how we use laser cutting to create beautiful and durable awards.