Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting

Prime Products' carbon dioxide (CO₂) laser cutting capabilities are ideally suited for a variety of applications. Laser cutting is an ideal process for any production volume - from prototypes to long run.

Our advanced 2-axis CO₂ laser utilizes a flying optics design and is fitting with auto-focus and contouring features - ensuring a strong balance of speed and precision. Prime Products' CO₂ laser cutting equipment provides up to 400 watts of power, a 4' x 4' cutting area and a flying optics design, which is extremely fast, accurate, and capable of rastering as well as cutting.

With both our rastering and rotary attachment cutting capabilities, Prime's CO₂ laser can cut through a wide variety of materials. We specialize in cutting plastics such as acrylic, acetal and polyester, pressure-sensitive adhesives, reflectors and diffusers, as well as some thin gauge metals and some types of rubber. We can cut up to 1" thick acrylic, .125" carbon steel, and .060" thick aluminum or stainless steel. Our CO₂ laser cutting has an accuracy of ± .001" with a repeatability of ± .0002".

Our engineering staff rigorously tests each material to determine both the feasibility of laser cutting and the optimal settings for the cleanest possible cut edge.

The following table lists additional details of our CO₂ laser cutting service. If you would like to learn more about this service or other services we offer, please contact us today.

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Laser Cutting Capabilities

Laser Type CO2
Laser Configuration Flying Optics
Equipment Capabilities Rastering
Rotary Attachment
Cutting Axis 2-Axis
Maximum Output Power 400 W
Equipment Features Auto-Focus
Contouring
Intended Cutting Material (Metals)
Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Intended Cutting Material (Non-Metal)
Acrylic
Heat Resistant Acrylic per MIL-PRF-5425
Gore DRP-0.5-ADH
Polycarbonate
Polyester
PSA
Rubber
Foam
Silicone
Gaskets
Wood
Paper
Composites
Cutting Thickness
1 in (Acrylic)
.125 in (Carbon Steel)
.060 in (Aluminum / Stainless)
Maximum Cutting Area 48 in x 48 in
1220 mm x 1220 mm
Maximum Height (Z-axis) 12 in
300 mm
Maximum Cutting Speed 2000 in/min
50,800 mm/in
Maximum Rapid Positioning 3600 in/min
91,500 mm/min
Maximum Raster Engraving 3600 in/min
91,500 mm/min
Accuracy ± .001 in
± 25 µm
Repeatability ± .0002 in
± 5 µm
Positioning 2 micron
Quality Control
CMM (Touch Probe / Vision)
Optical Comparator
Calipers
Pin Gauges
Additional Services
Mechanical Engraving and Paint Filling
Sand Blasting
Liquid Honing
Flame Polishing
Threaded Insert Installation (Thermal Press)
Assembly (Soldering / Gluing)
PSA Sheet Cutting & Application
Helicoil Installation
Mechanical Buffing / Polishing
Vibratory Tumbling
Ultrasonic Cleaning
Anodize per MIL-A-8625
Chem-film per MIL-DTL-5541
Spray Painting
Screen and Pad Printing
Fiber Laser Etching and Marking
CNC Milling and Turning
Production Volume Prototype to High Volume

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Medical
Audio Equipment
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008
AS 9100: 2009 Rev C
Mil-P-7788
AS7788
File Formats
Autodesk Inventor (AutoCAD)
DXF
DWG
AI
EPS
CDR
STEP
IGES
hyperMILL

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