Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is used to profile (cut) metal predominantly, but also plastics and textiles. By aiming a laser at a sheet of material, the required design is cut as the laser moves in accordance with the design file uploaded. Laser cutting is capable of producing parts with a quality finish on the edges and intricate designs are also achievable. This makes it a popular cutting choice for a wide range of applications and industries including construction, marine, automotive, consumer products and industrial machinery. Laser cutting can also be used to produce piece parts that are later folded and welded as part of a larger assembly.

Used to produce

Profiles, or shapes, from sheet material in varying complexities.


Ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic, wood, paper, cardboard. Some laser cutters can cut material up to 30mm thick - however, this depends on the laser used, as well as the material. Typically, laser cutting is used to create profiles from 3mm to 15mm thick material.


Can be used to cut a wide variety of complex and simple shapes.
High degree of accuracy results in a reduced kerf width.
Can be used to produce both high and low volume parts.
Profiles are produced quickly.


Generally unsuitable for thicker materials.
Price per part will vary depending on the material used.

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