Designs, Incorporated (EDI) burst on to the laser-processing scene in 1993. Founded
by a team of CO2 laser veterans and material scientists looking for a better
way to cut alumina. While there were other people offering machines that cut
metals wood plastics, no one provided a specific turnkey solution for the
thriving electronics fed alumina industry. By forming key alliances, Edi
developed innovative solutions to cutting alumina for industrial applications.
Laser light may be used to cut and score a wide variety of materials. With a
laser cutting machine like this, paper and plastic can easily be scored and
cut very precisely. Even plywood up to 1/4" thick can be cut on this small
machine. Larger industrial machines can cut metal as well. Typically the
plotting rate and power of the laser are modulated to select various levels of
scoring and cutting.
laser plotter is a mechanical 2D positioning mechanism driven by motors. The
laser is mounted in the back. Small mirrors are used to guide light from the
laser to a particular location on the material. The base of the cutting area
is made from a honeycomb material to let the laser light pass through. This
has to be replaced periodically.
and multiple cutting layers are indicated by labeling the layers. All scoring
is done before cutting is started. The width of the cuts and scores are
approximately 0.009" on this machine.
cut passes are needed for parts that have holes in them. First the holes are
cut, then the shape of the piece is cut. This avoids problems that may occur
due to parts shifting after being cut.
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and increased our throughput."
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The Laser Cutting Machine
By: Paul Haeberli,