Surface finishing through laser sublimation

Engraving large areas of wood and many other materials to give your work pieces an individual touch.

SURFACE FINISHING WITH A LASER

Both laser cutting and laser marking are innovative processes. But surface finishing with laser cutters is enjoying increasing popularity and is a particularly gentle process that guarantees high-quality and durable results. The surfaces of a wide variety of materials can be finished in various ways.

 

SPECIAL APPEARANCE THANKS TO SURFACE FINISHING WITH A LASER

There is a broad range of applications for surface finishing with laser cutters: it isn’t just for producing optical and haptic changes to the surface structure of a variety of organic and inorganic materials, it’s also for marking and producing individual designs. For example, a surface can be made larger through roughening – thus also increasing the adhesive surface for subsequent gluing.

In industrial production, surface finishing with laser machines – marking products to protect against forgery or marking products with codes, for example – is indispensable. The process is also used in the gifts industry and the promotional products industry. With a high-quality laser cutter from JustLaser, there are no limits on your imagination – whether it’s the finest logos or unique designs.

THE BENEFITS OF JUSTLASER SURFACE TECHNOLOGY

With a JustLaser Laser Cutter, you can rely on tailor-made solutions and high-quality results. Flexibility and good time-management due to the high throughput ensure optimal economic efficiency. Surface finishing with a laser cutter from JustLaser has a number of benefits:

  • Optimal results and excellent legibility
  • Minimal costs thanks to high throughput rates
  • Flexible applications for all materials
  • Hardly any dirt formation
  • Low-noise process
  • Durable results
  • Easy to clean
  • User-friendly

 

WHICH MATERIALS ARE SUITABLE FOR SURFACE FINISHING?

Surface finishing with laser machines is used for both organic and inorganic materials:

  • Solid wood
  • Wood-based materials
  • Veneered surfaces or coated materials
  • Corian
  • Hi-Macs (resin-bound materials with mineral properties)
  • Pretty much all metals
  • (Technical) ceramics

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THE SUBLIMATION PROCESS

The process of surface finishing with laser cutters is often used in the wood-based materials industry, where the surface structure of materials is an issue that is given special attention. So-called laser sublimation is considered a seminal process.

 

HOW DOES SUBLIMATION WORK?

Sublimation refers to the physical effect of energy causing solid material to transition straight into a gaseous state without melting it first. This requires high power input into as small a volume as possible. If the material has a liquid state, this may temporarily form along the cut edges (and immediately solidify again).

JUSTLASER AS THE FIRST CHOICE

A JustLaser Laser Cutter is the tool of choice for the energy required for sublimation: thanks to the unique laser machine, which finished the material extremely gently, surfaces are processed quickly and cleanly. Precise edges, top quality and unique solutions are not just beneficial in interior design and furniture construction.

 

With a laser cutter from JustLaser, you can even produce patterns you have created yourself – on bathroom, living room, kitchen or cupboard fronts, or even on wall cladding, for example. The concise structuring of wood-based material surfaces is also possible, guaranteeing an extremely classy appearance.

THE BENEFITS OF LASER SUBLIMATION

When it comes to surface finishing with laser machines, laser sublimation offers a number of benefits:

  • Material-friendly processing: wood-based materials are often not burned but sublimated. Dark engraving surfaces may appear, dark cut edges will pretty much always appear.
  • Maximum precision: surfaces can be processed down to the smallest detail without any cracks.
  • Good calculations and cost-efficiency: it is unnecessary to buy additional materials or holders for this contactless process.
  • Quick and clean results: delicate results are achieved without dirt building up, even with complex sizes and object shapes.
  • Versatile applications: as a general rule, almost any organic material can be processed through laser sublimation. The process can also be used for some non-organic materials (e.g. HiMacs, Corian).

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