Laser die cutting involves using a high-speed laser to cut through substrate. Lasers can be used to make a variety of cuts and do not require any contact with the Laser Cutting material.

Types of Laser Cuts:
2.Kiss cutting
3.Through cuts and slug removal
8.Scribing and sequential numbering
9.Reject marking

Materials used in laser cutting:
PSA, Polyester, cork, foam, neoprene, silicone, PU, PE, PET, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene , Thin foil, metal
Ablation of metals bonded to polyester or similar substrates ,Abrasives, adhesives, fabric, paper, plastic, rubber, textiles

The advantages of laser die cutting:

Tough cuts, tight tolerances. The laser’s claim to fame is that it can cut through intricate, tricky patterns in which it would be difficult for a traditional rotary die cutter.

Prototype friendly, quick turnaround. Laser cutting doesn’t require hard tooling, so it’s ideal if you want to create quick prototype. You can then invest in a more durable rotary cut die down the road.

Matches up with a variety of materials.  There are a wide range of lasers so they can match up with a variety of materials.

Maintenance / Replacement costs. A rotary die may be less expensive to purchase, but it will eventually become dull and need to be sharpened and replaced. A laser will last significantly longer.

Storage. Rotary dies are heavy and require racks. It will definitely take up space and you’ll need to allocate time to organize the storage.

Flexibility. The laser can be continuously readjusted for quick runs, which is why it’s often the choice of contract converters.

User-friendly. Providing you’re trained properly on the laser’s usage, it should be significantly easier to operate.  A rotary die needs to be physically replaced when it wears down, and will require operator training for the replacement process.

New advancements. Laser technology has come a long way, and new advancements are taking place every day. We’ve listed the new lasers on the market, and more appear every day.