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.
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.
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:
Surface finishing with laser machines is used for both organic and inorganic materials:
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.
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).
Sublidot refers to a special process in laser technology for producing individual, three-dimensional surfaces. In this process, the surface of a material is gently and partially ablated using a laser to achieve the desired effect. It is considered a continuation of sublimation as it enables surfaces to be processed accurately. While dark cut edges may appear in laser cutting, no discolouring oxidation occurs as a result of sublimation. The material remains unchanged. Depending on the material, the depth can be individually regulated, and special structural shapes can be formed. The higher the thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity and thickness of the material, the more laser energy is required.
The result is impressive in every respect: sharp and delicate edges, the finest three-dimensional reliefs and a wonderful surface structure in the desired thickness. The appearance and feel of the material will amaze you! The effort it takes to integrate the process into your usual work processes remains manageable: A CAD or JPG file with 300 dpi will suffice as a basis for this innovative laser process.
A JustLaser Laser Cutter is the tool of choice for the energy required for sublimation and sublidot: 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.
When it comes to surface finishing with laser machines, laser sublimation offers a number of benefits: