Laser Cutting And Engraving Services And Products In South Africa
Laser cutting is a process whereby laser technology is used to mark objects without the use of inks or any tool bits to engrave the surface. The precision made possible with laser technology makes it possible to engrave on a wide variety of surfaces.
Laser Cutting and Engraving on Different Materials
Not all materials are suitable for laser cutting or marking and exceptional skill is still required to ensure perfect end-products. Types of materials that are suitable for laser marking include that of metals, stone, glass, jewellery and coated metals.
Metal Laser Engraving
Short wave lasers are used for cutting into metals. This ensures smooth lines and perfect patterns. Medals, name plates, lapel badges and custom belt buckles can be engraved using the laser technology. With coated metals, numerous colour backgrounds can be applied.
One of the best ways to personalise a piece of jewellery, especially if planning on presenting it as a gift, is to laser cut a message or name on the item. Whether it is a watch or a pendant, one can ensure a lasting memory with engraving. Amazing precision is possible through laser cutting and such is extremely important when working with items which are costly.
Glass is best suited for sandblasting rather than traditional laser marking. We offer numerous glass awards for corporate and school recognition ceremonies.
We have sophisticated laser cutting machinery, which we use for high precision work. With a combination of artistic skill, superior craftsmanship, understanding of client needs, and top notch equipment we can engrave on a wide range of surfaces. Whether it is an acrylic item or metal the precision work produced ensures superior finishes. From trophies to jewellery and accessories can be engraved at rather competitive prices.
Quality Laser Cutting On A Variety Of Materials
Trophy & Medal Boutique makes use of high quality laser cutting, alternatively known as laser marking to engrave objects, ensuring stunning end-results. Precision work ensures that detail is highlighted. It is the ideal method for marking products where printing upon will not be possible.
Trophies, medals, company name bars, key rings, and badges are amongst the items where quality laser cutting can be used for the purpose of marking and branding. Laser cutting used in the above manner is also known as laser engraving.
High Quality Laser Cutting On Wood
Images can be engraved on wood such as oak and maple. The process of engraving on wood is known as image burning. Burning can also be done on fibre board as well leather goods.
Engraving on Plastics
Acrylic plastics can be engraved although we don’t recommend quality laser cutting on styrene products as these items tend show signs of melting at the laser points. You want maximum contrast to ensure detail and as such surfaces that are at risk of showing ripples or soft edges are not suitable. Bakelite is also suited for quality laser cutting, but plastics such as silicon based plastics should not be engraved.
Metal, Glass, & Jewellery Engraving
Silver coated metal can be engraved and a stunning end-result is possible. Glass is normally sandblasted because laser cutting tends to create fractures, but with precision work it is possible to also apply quality laser cutting or rather marking and engraving on glass items such as glass trophies. Both curved and flat surfaces can be engraved by means of laser technology ensuring that jewellery can be marked as well.
We offer high quality laser cutting services to brand promotional items, gifts, trophies, medals, key rings and badges, all of which are available from Trophy & Medal Boutique. Contact us for more information and quotes.
The Results Of Professional Laser Cutting
Professional laser cutting is used to produce trophies and awards that are both unusual and highly attractive. The use of professional laser cutting is limited to those companies that have access to the specialised equipment that is required to produce trophies that resemble works of art in their complexity and attractiveness. Should your sporting club or business organisation require trophies or awards that will truly stand out from the run of the mill then ask your supplier of trophies or a specialised glass cutting company if they can give you advice on where to source professional laser cutting services.
Professional laser cutting can result in exact replicas of sports or company logos being engraved on standard awards and trophies. Perhaps the most attractive way that professional laser cutting is used is to produce three dimensional almost holographic images within pieces of glass or Perspex. These awards stand out from the common plastic trophy or plaque that is usually awarded and will stand the test of time as a conversation piece in any home or office.
Professional laser cutting is both an art and an industrial process and the results are extremely attractive. The use of glass or Perspex gives the awards made using laser cutting a timeless and extremely attractive appearance. Many companies and organisations are turning to laser cutting as an alternative to the run of the mill award in order to demonstrate to their appreciation for the extra effort that is put in by an individual, a team or a department. Professional laser cutting offers quality awards and extremely good value for money. Always make sure that your supplier of professional laser cutting services is experienced at this complex procedure.
If you would like to know more about professional laser cutting and the awards that can be produced using this technique then contact us.