If you need to get some parts laser cut, you will want to know how to set up the cutting so that you get a quality product.
#1: Choose the Right Material
First, when it comes to laser cutting, you need to work with the right product. Not everything can be laser cut, and different items have different properties that can make them better or worse for your product.
Some of the best materials to cut with a laser include acrylic, plywood, MDF, cardboard, and POM. It is essential to consider the material's properties and how it will work with both laser cutting and your product. You will want to analyze the properties of the different materials to find the material that will work best for your intended purpose.
#2: Space Things Out
Second, when designing the product you need laser cut, you need to be careful about how to space things out. You need to ensure that there is adequate space between each line that the laser will run. How much space you need between each line of the design will depend on the material you are working with. If you don't space things out, you will end up with a product that will break easily.
With laser cutting, you also want to ensure you don't make the product itself too thin. If you make the lines on the actual product too thin, the product isn't going to be strong enough to last.
#3: Create a Good 2D Model
Third, when you are creating a product that you want to laser cut, you need to create a good 2D model. There are lots of different design tools that you can use on a computer or tablet that will allow you to create a 2D model.
With 2D models, you will be able to see if your design can be laser cut, and you will be able to find weaknesses in your design and improve them before your send your design off to the laser cutting service. Additionally, you can send your design in the 2D form to the laser cutting service, and they can clean up the product for you to improve the quality of the cut. Many laser cutting services will work with you on the design of your product to ensure that it will work well with the laser cutting process.
When creating a product that needs to be laser cut, you need to choose the right material, space things out for the best cutting and product quality, and create an excellent 2D model of your product. Contact a laser cutting service near you to learn more.