Polycarbonate can be used in many ways and is not only considered a particularly dimensionally stable and insensitive plastic variant, but also a popular substitute for glass due to its transparency and impact resistance. In order to be able to process the resilient material quickly and efficiently, the laser process is recommended. Polycarbonate laser cutting with JustLaser laser machines offers numerous advantages.
Polycarbonate, PC for short, is a thermoplastic that can be deformed in a certain temperature range. The material is sold under special trade names such as Lexan ®, Makrolon ®or Durolon ®etc. by various brands. Polycarbonate is transparent, extremely stable, strong and unbreakable and is often used in areas where other types of plastic are too soft, fragile or scratch-sensitive. In addition, the polymer is a popular alternative to glass and, in comparison, much lighter and more impact-resistant.
Probably the most important application of polycarbonate is optical storage media such as Blu-rays, CDs or DVDs. We also encounter polycarbonate every day as a covering for smartphones and tablets and as a front film for touch panels, display instruments or speedometers.
In the automotive industry, medical technology, electrical engineering and electronics, the material is used for housings and other moulded parts. Due to its transparency, impact resistance and low weight, polycarbonate is also used for lenses and visors. In the building industry, polycarbonate is used in glazing for conservatories and greenhouses or for cladding or covering buildings. Regardless of the area of application for which you want to laser cut polycarbonate - with our innovative JustLaser Laser Cutters you are always well advised.
Due to the thermoplastic properties of the plastic, the innovative JustLaser Large laser cutter is ideal for polycarbonate laser cutting. Thanks to its super pulsed laser tube, the laser machine offers far more power than specified in individual peaks. The JustLaser Large can thus deliver more than 2,000W (2.0kW) of power over a short period of time.
In polycarbonate laser cutting, the surface of the material is heated by the laser beam, causing it to melt or vaporise completely. The process convinces with its flexibility, high precision and the exact as well as fine cuts. Smooth, but often discoloured edges are produced. The best results are achieved when cutting thin sheets and foils up to 3mm.
Polycarbonate can also be marked with JustLaser's innovative lasers. Here, the laser creates an opaque black marking with high detail accuracy.
Polycarbonate laser cutting enjoys great popularity and offers several decisive advantages in addition to high precision and speed. Because with JustLaser you acquire a high-quality laser system with user-friendly operation and high productivity with a comparatively low investment risk. Five decisive reasons speak for an investment in a laser machine from JustLaser:
Gentle machining: Because the laser process is non-contact, there is no tool wear or additional expenditure on consumables. Maintenance costs are thus kept to a minimum and the JustLasers offer consistently excellent cutting quality.