Laser cutting of polycarbonate

eurolaser offers laser cutter especially configurated for foils

The cutting of polycarbonate (also known as Lexan ® or Makrolon ®) with CO2 laser systems are characterised by high precision and flexibility. The varied offer of eurolaser is in particular suitable for the laser cutting of polycarbonate foils. With the parallel use of CO2 laser and knife bits on one machine, you can turn your eurolaser system into an universal cutter.

What are the advantages of laser cutting of polycarbonate?

Filigree details without material damages
Filigree details without material damages
Very high precision during cutting of printed foils
Very high precision during cutting of printed foils
Melting of cut edges for multi-layers
Melting of cut edges for multi-layers
  • Clean and perfect cut edges – no post-processing necessary
  • No material fixation required due to vacuum table
  • No flaking of the material as is the case with punching due to contact-free and force-free processing
  • No tool cleaning – no sticking of the single parts after cutting
  • No tool wear and thus, a constantly high cutting quality
  • High flexibility in contour – without tool preparation or tool changes

What added value have eurolaser cutter?

  • High flexibility through combined cutting with knife tools and CO2 laser on one cutter
  • Unique variety of table sizes – suitable for all standard foil formats
  • Optimal utilisation of the laser systems through efficient automation functions
  • Special tables for optimal positioning of the work pieces during cutting
  • Camera recognition for the cutting of printed polycarbonate
  • Large format engravings over the entire processing area
Polycarbonate is also known as Makrolon ® or Lexan ®

Material information about laser cutting of polycarbonate:

Polycarbonate (PC) are thermoplastic polymers which are also known as Makrolon ®, Anjalon ® Lexan ® or Durolon ®. We are daily confronted with PC in the form of front foils for touch panels, indicating instruments or even colourfully printed front panels and speedometers. Foils made of this synthetic can be processed with the laser up to a material thickness of 3 mm. Especially the contactless processing through the laser beam and the therewith related smooth cutting as well as the high precision are crucial arguments for the usage of laser technology in processing of polycarbonate foils.

Often used terms for polycarbonate:

PC, Anjacom ®, Anjaflam ®, Anjalon ®, Axxis ®, Decarglass, Durolon ®, Latilon ®, Lexan ®, Makrofol ®, Makrolon ®, Xantar ®

On eurolaser.tv you can watch videos about laser cutting, engraving, marking

Videos of laser cutting of polycarbonate can be found on eurolaser.tv

Often used terms for polycarbonate:

PC, Anjacom ®, Anjaflam ®, Anjalon ®, Axxis ®, Decarglass, Durolon ®, Latilon ®, Lexan ®, Makrofol ®, Makrolon ®, Xantar ®

On eurolaser.tv you can watch videos about laser cutting, engraving, marking

Videos of laser cutting of polycarbonate can be found on eurolaser.tv

Compare the usual cutting methods for foils:

CO₂ laser, punch and knife cutter »

We are gladly advise you about laser cutting of polycarbonate, to our technology and special options for plastics processing.

or please call for your individual consulting!

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