The FAQs of Laser Cutting

At Thunder Laser, we believe an informed customer is a satisfied customer. That’s why we put together some answers to our most frequently asked questions: to help you learn more about laser cutting with Thunder Laser.

If there are any other questions we can answer for you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or reach out via our contact form. We’re here to help.

What Does a Laser Cutting Machine Do?

A laser is a single-color, concentrated beam of light that cuts, marks, or otherwise alters a material via heat energy. Thunder Laser cutting machines are designed to allow a user to apply sophisticated laser technology to a wide range of applications and materials. Thunder Laser cutting is extremely powerful and precise and can be used to manufacture an endless variety of products.

How Does Laser Cutting Work?

Lasers cut by running a high-powered, highly-focused laser beam through a material, leaving a cleanly-cut edge with a smooth finish. The laser beam can either be pulsed, meaning the light energy is delivered in bursts, or continuous wave, meaning the laser energy is delivered in a focused stream until the cut is complete.

The laser-cutting beam’s intensity, length, and heat are all variables that can be controlled depending on the properties of the material. Thunder Laser cutting machines are completely automated and programmable: the design of the desired cut is imported via software, and the machine completes the cutting according to the specifications.

What Does It Cut?

Thunder Lasers can be used on materials ranging from acrylic, vinyl, and plastics to paper, glass, wood, metal, leather, fabrics, leather, stone, and rubber. This means that laser cutting machines lend themselves to a variety of applications, from manufacturing consumer goods to crafting, fine art, personalization, restorations, and more. Thunder Lasers are perfect for mass production but equally useful for one-of-a-kind projects.

What Features Are Important?

Thunder Lasers offer superior quality at a competitive price point. Our machines include high-end features such as Smart Board sensors to automate cooling, top-quality wiring and materials, and fast, efficient motors. We also offer excellent customer support and a variety of models for various applications. If you need help choosing the right machine, we’re glad to help answer your questions.

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