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What is Laser Cutting

What is Laser Cutting?

You’ve come to an engraver or trophy store (we would, of course, recommend our services at Trophy & Medal Boutique) and they’ve mentioned a futuristic-sounding process, called “laser cutting”. You’re probably wondering what that even is, what it entails, and if it’s worth your time and money.

To put it simply, laser cutting is an engraving technique that makes use of a laser to cut through metal. The laser is typically quite thin as this allows for a more precise cut. In other words, it is much easier to opt for when creating custom, intricate designs. Laser cutters can either mark or engrave, depending on the heat of the laser itself.

Is it Worth it?

Like with any type of process or technique, laser cutting comes with both advantages and disadvantages. It is up to you, as a customer, to decide on whether it is the right technique for your engraving needs.

One of the main pros of laser cutting is, as aforementioned, the precision with which it can cut. So, you are guaranteed to have a beautifully neat engraving or marking, even if you think your design may be more intricate or complicated. Another great advantage is that it is way faster than other techniques, so you won’t have to waste your valuable time waiting around. And, if you’re worried about the cost, you’ll be happy to know that laser cutting is actually quite affordable. Also, it works with a wide variety of materials, so you won’t have to stress about us not being able to cut your item.

However, there are a few cons to laser cutting, though the list is, thankfully, quite short. One that could put a damper on your requirements is the fact that the laser cannot cut through thick metals. So, while you will still have a variety of materials, you would have to avoid thicker materials if you have your heart set on a laser engraving. There is also, unfortunately, the risk of the edges getting burnt due to the very high temperatures at which a laser cuts. Though, as you can see, the pros far outweigh the cons, so you can have peace of mind.

Expert Craftsmanship at Trophy & Medal Boutique

If you are looking to get your item custom engraved, feel free to come to Trophy & and Medal Boutique. We offer engraving services right on our premises. We do both rotary and laser engraving, and even offer laser along with CNC profile cutting. We can cut and engrave a variety of items, from office plaques to awards and even keyrings.

So, if you’re looking for quality workmanship, contact us today! Or you could visit us at our boutique located on Jacqueline Drive in Garsfontein.

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