Material details

The process of laser cutting on metals it is different from the other materials in the catalog.
Before proceeding to laser cutting on metal, be sure to read the details below on this page carefully.

Available thicknesses: 0.5 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm, 2 mm

Description

The process of laser cutting on metals it is different from the other materials in the catalog. Before proceeding to laser cutting on metal, be sure to read these important information:

  • it is not possible to share cutting lines
  • you will only receive the cut pieces, not the rest of the plate. If you want to receive all the plate, draw a perimeter on the border of the template. If you intend to make one stencil, for example, you have to draw the border
  • the objects must have an area of at least 10x10mm (the grid on which the slab rests is very large, the smaller pieces of this size will fall and it will not be possible to recover them)
  • the elements on the template must be 6mm apart from each other
  • it's better avoid details with a width of less than 1mmbecause they could be burned away and not be on the final object
  • it is also necessary to create "carrier" details of width equal to or greater than the thickness of the material. In any case never less than 1mm. For example, if I choose to use a 3mm plate, the minimum thickness within my design should be 3mm. If I choose to use a plate with a thickness of 0.5mm, the minimum thickness within the design must be 1mm.
  • draw using only closed paths
  • before cutting an object, the laser can drill on the outside of the cutting line
  • in the smaller elements, the corners may be rounded
  • the back of the material will be slightly satin for the process of cleaning and removing the burns after cutting
  • can make incisions using the average vector engraving (green colour). It is not possible to make incisions of different intensities or raster engravings.

Technical details

Stainless steel AISI 304. It is the most versatile and commonly used steel, also known as 18/10 stainless steel. Thanks to its properties it can be worked, bent and welded with excellent results.

After cutting, the objects are cleaned mechanically to remove stains and smudges due to the laser cutting. Nevertheless, there may be some "burrs" in places that are difficult to reach, with dimensions no greater than 1mm, due to a slight melting of the material. Parts near the cut can change color. Everything can be removed and cleaned with specific abrasive paste for steel (even detergents commonly used in the home), solvents or sandpaper. The mirror-finish stainless steel has a much brighter effect than normal steel plates and reflects like a mirror. Polishing takes place mechanically and with abrasive pastes.

Steel is recyclable. It can be worked with mechanical tools and fixed or joined with small metal parts. It can be welded. For gluing onto other materials it is possible to use specific glues.

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