Laser Cutting

laser cutting

Thrust Industries has the ability to CO2 laser cut many types of materials. In the CO2 laser cutting process, a beam of light cuts through material which means direct contact with the material is not needed in the cutting process.

CO2 laser systems include an Integrated Vacuum Table to hold down papers, fabrics, and thin plastics as the material is cut. The precision achieved with CO2 laser cutting is extremely precise and can be executed in cutting patterns as drawn on a control screen.

CO2 laser cutting is well suited for small runs, as a cost-effective alternative to steel rule dies. CO2 laser cutting can be used in etching and cutting applications involving a wide range of materials, including plastics other than vinyl, as well as wood, adhesives, solid service, and more. It is suitable for the etching of glass, but not specified for metal.

Laser Cutting Prototypes

If you have a need for samples, prototypes, or engraving, Thrust Industries will deliver a quality product for you or your customer. Send us a computer based program such as DXF, CAD, or Corel Draw and we can convert this into a product. You will find our converting prices to be competitive. Thrust Industries has a stock of many materials you may need for your design, as well as access to the major distribution channels. When die cutting may not meet your needs let us laser cut the material.

Preco Jumbo Roll Laser Processing Machine

The Preco Jumbo Roll Laser Processing Machine is our mass production laser system for roll-to-roll part processing. This large, turnkey system will be ideal for any of your high production requirements.

Featuring a control system that operates in a user-friendly Windows® environment, the Preco allows both cross-web and simple shape processing. This approach allows for changeovers that are as simple and do not require the need for costly tooling.

Ideal Applications Compatible Materials System Capabilities
Loose Discs Stick-On Discs Paper Polymer Laser Cutting Laser Marking/Etching
Tabbed Discs Disc Rolls Cloth Fiber Laser Kiss-Cutting Laser Perforating
Hook & Loop Hook & Loop Adhesives Laser Slitting

Epilog Laser Machines

For the last several years, we have done most of our laser cutting with two Epilog laser cutting machines. While these have been served us and our customers well, we were definitely excited for the upgrade to the Precor Jumbo Roll Laser Processing Machine for more complex.

laser cutting plastic film