Laser cutting is a low-cost technology that uses a laser to vaporize materials, resulting in a cut edge. An optical system cuts by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics and a CNC moving head controlled to cut out the shape you need.
The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns or vaporizes away leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish in most cases..
At Materials direct the Laser cutting service offers fast, tool free processing of materials. Our machines are highly accurate and cost effective.
Not all materials are suitable for laser cutting and at materials direct we have the cutting solutions for very nearly every eventuality and will decide the best machine to do the work on your parts.
Most times you do not even need to be involved with how we manufacture your parts but it’s interesting to know we have the service if you particularly want laser cutting.
Typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, industrial laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping materials.
Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most commonly through optics. The laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or the laser beam generated.
A commercial laser for cutting materials involves a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern to be cut onto the material.
All purpose – can be laminated, diecut, slit, formed, or adhesive-coated.
It does not melt. It can be used at both high and low temperature extremes.
Kapton® polyimide films can be used in a variety of electrical and electronic uses.
Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material that does not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.
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The main problem for design engineers and purchasing has been until now the quick supply of parts as often the custom pad is one of the last items to be specified in the design of an Electronic assembly.
Materials Direct not only provides an instant quote but gives the buyer the offer of uploading their custom design for it to be manufactured within 24hours if the material is in stock.
The speed at which the laser cuts materials depends upon the material being cut and its thickness. A highly accurate and extremely quick process makes it sometimes the best choice for separating parts from sheet materials
All of our laser cutting services are carried out by experienced and trained professionals who have a high understanding of how the machines work and how they should be used.
Materials Direct will also only source materials from trusted Brands.
Very fast reply, very good order following and delivery in 24H. to recap a verry good experience with Materials Direct for a verry urgent need. I recommend a lot.
'Having the ability to be supplied with precision cut materials for prototypes within 2 days has been excellent!’
'We have the need for small to medium batch sizes of various technical materials and Materials Direct have been highly responsive to our urgent needs'
‘We have had to change our designs in the development stages three times. Materials Direct did not charge for these changes as the sizes stayed the same. Excellent!’
‘Precision and high quality of parts received have been consistently to a high standard.’
'Buying online with Materials Direct has proven to be more efficient in time and deliveries, especially when scheduling future orders.’
Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.
The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.
Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.
Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.
Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.
Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.
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