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23 January 2017
If you’re not familiar with how lasers work, understanding the intricacy of designs can be difficult, but that’s where our team of experts can help - our team is always on hand to translate your design into something our lasers can understand.
To get you started, here are a few top tips to consider when creating your laser cut design:
1) All lines will be cut. It’s easy to get carried away on your design and add lines for aesthetic reasons, but our lasers will cut these! Think, if your design was on paper and you used scissors to cut every line – would it still work/look how you expected? This also means that if a line is missing the laser won’t cut.
2) Making sure contours are closed is critical. If you want to get a complete shape that drops out, every line needs to meet or there could be a very small gap that won’t be laser cut.
3) Be easy on intersecting lines. Too many lines intersecting will mean the piece drops to bits!
4) Hidden items. Zoom right into your design and check there’s no stray lines or dots around your designs which may affect the outcomes.
5) File format. A good laser company will have a variety of software available so however you send your design, it should be fine. Typically, a DXF, CDR or AI file is the best for cutting jobs. For engraving, a JPEG is fine.
6) Lost in Translation. Between exporting the file from your software and then importing it into ours, things can sometimes get scaled or missed. To make sure we identify can any problems, send us a PDF file too so we can see your drawing exactly as you do.
Our team of laser experts are available to discuss your project with you and offer advice at whatever stage you’re at. Get in touch today.
Creative, sculptural work always gets us fired up and we’re glad we were able to play a part in commemorating Wrexham’s history with this particular project.
We’re excited to be teaming up with Cut Tec friend and local designer, Kyle Wilkinson for a unique project.
Laser cutting is perfect for intricate pieces. Not only is it capable of cutting a large quantity of identical items quickly, its precision allows for a perfect cut.
We’re big fans of promoting STEM subjects here at Cut Tec, but we’re particularly happy when we can show children first hand what STEM really is – and it doesn’t have to involve greasy, industrial factories!
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Martin Cook, a director and co founder at Cutting Technologies.
Laser cutting gives architects and designers’ creative ideas a whole new dimension – allowing them to create stunning panels for balconies and balustrading.
The renovation of an old piano factory in London has been given a cutting-edge new look thanks to our lasers!
Laser cut panels for balustrading is perfect for livening up any space – it can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. However, it needn’t be limited to the indoors.
It might be given, but here at Cut Tec, we think working in STEM is pretty fantastic. So, when we get the opportunity to speak to young students, we can’t wait to show them what STEM is really about.
When it comes to panels for balustrades and balconies, there’s no limit to the types of material you can use.
Working on an outdoor project? When it comes to the outdoors, each material can have a very different role to play and can react differently when exposed to the elements.
With the Tour De Yorkshire recently finishing and cycling fever hitting our part of the world again, we felt it only right we looked back on the project we did for the Grande Depart in 2014.
A few years ago we were commissioned to create artwork which commemorated the world-famous Singer sewing machine factory.
Now the weather is picking up, we’ll be spending a lot more time in the garden. Laser cutting is perfect for creating intricate pieces of décor which can really brighten an outdoor space.
The most popular material for engraving is stainless steel and our lasers have seen lots of this over the years! Need some inspiration? Here’s a few of our projects which include laser engraved stainless steel.
Using our CO2 lasers we can create fantastic engraved products on unusual materials such as rocks and stones.
Laser cutting and engraving is fantastic for showcasing a brand - it’s elegant in its simplicity and can really make a business stand out.
We’ve always maintained that the best way to engage the next generation of engineers is by making learning fun and by challenging stereotypes and our latest project does just that.
One of the main uses of dynamic nesting is to improve material usage and reduce waste – no one likes to think they’re paying for material they’re not using.
Working on a project that involves wood and interested in how we might be able to help? Speak to our laser experts.
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