Laser Engraving and Cutting

With 3 high-tech laser engravers, we can easily handle all jobs, ranging from personalizing a single ink pen, to large industrial production orders. Our largest laser boasts an impressive 20" x 32" bed, and we have rotary attachments that allow us to engrave the entire circumference of round objects. Laser Engraving is a non-contact process, which makes it easy to achieve repeatable, permanent marks with the laser. 

Laser Engravable Materials List

  • Wood 
  • Acrylics and some Plastics
  • Metals (Coated, non-coated, and anodized)
  • Corian
  • Granite, Marble, and non-porous stone
  • Glass (Flat or round objects such as glasses and wine bottles)
  • Paper
  • Cardboard 
  • Decals 
  • ID plates 
  • Leather
  • Latex Rubber (for custom ink stamps)

Vector Cutting (Using CO2 Laser)

For Vector Cutting, the CO2 Laser follows a path around a solid line, moving much slower than in Raster Engraving.

Materials that we can Vector Cut include:

  • Plastics:
    • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
    • Acrylic (also known as Plexiglas, Lucite, PMMA)
    • Acrylite
    • Delrin (POM, acetal)
    • Kapton tape (Polyimide)
    • Mylar (polyester)
    • Perspex
    • PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol)
    • Plexiglas
    • Polypropylene (PP) – melts somewhat
    • Styrene
    • Two-tone acrylic – top color different than core material, usually for custom instrumentation panels, signs, and plaques.
  • Foam:
    • Depron foam – often used for RC planes.
    • EPM
    • Gator foam – foam core gets burned and eaten away compared to the top and bottom hard shell.
  • Other:
    • Cloths (leather, suede, felt, hemp, cotton)
    • Magnetic sheets
    • Papers
    • Rubbers (only if they do not contain chlorine)
    • Teflon (PTFE, Polytetrafluoroethylene) 
    • Woods (MDF, balsa, birch, poplar, red oak, cherry, holly, etc.) 

Materials we cannot laser cut

We do not cut the following materials:

  • Metals – we can engrave metal, but we cannot cut it.
  • Polycarbonate (PC, Lexan)
  • Polyethylene (PE) – melts badly
  • Any material containing chlorine
  • PVC (Cintra) – contains chlorine
  • Vinyl – contains chlorine
  • Glass – we can engrave glass, but we cannot cut it.
  • Fiberglass
  • Printed circuit board (FR4 and other material types)
  • Carbon fiber
  • High density polyethylene (HDPE) – melts badly