cutting wood with laser cutter
Cutting Wood with a Laser Cutting Tool
Laser cutting of fine details, inside corners, perfect circles, inlays and small pieces in veneers, laminates, flooring and other wood-based materials quickly and accurately.

 
CASE STUDY: Pattern Cut

Pattern Cut creates beautiful laser cut wood grilles— manufactured from 100% laminated birch hardwood with a veneered face—to add to the look of a home’s design.

Read how easy it is for Pattern Cut to cut inside corners, extremely fine details, and very small pieces of wood using Coherent's laser cutting machines.

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Coherent's laser machining tools are ideal for cutitng fine details in most wood-based materials including veneers, laminate, and flooring. Features of this product set include:

  • Cuts wood up to 1 inch
  • Fast and accurate cutting, square is square, holes are round
  • On the fly kerf compensation +/- 0.0002
  • Independent X, Y dpi engraving resolution for raster fills up to 16x faster
  • No optics cleaning - sealed beam path
  • Editable optimized sort, User selectable or automatic
  • True step and repeat
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    Lasers have allowed intricate wood designs to take any shape imaginable. The laser makes it easy to move beyond the simple geometric designs used in the past and have allowed users to cut fine detail, inside corners, perfect circles, and small pieces without burning or breaking. With small kerf offsets, wood floor and furniture inlays can be assembled with no gaps between components. Small kerfs also ensure a cost savings on materials because less waste is incurred.

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    Enjoy the benefits of a cleaner machine. Coherent's laser cutting machines are completely enclosed, resulting in a clean, dust-free work environment. As the laser vaporizes the material, a stream of compressed air forces away smoke and particulate – leaving you with parts that are virtually dust free. This means that masking is not required, which can be a huge time savings, especially when cutting smaller pieces. The completely sealed system, with a vacuum table and integrated exhaust, keep your work area clean and odor-free.

    Dramatically improve your throughput. Whether you are upgrading from a lower powered laser or are considering purchasing a laser for the first time, Coherent laser cutters can greatly enhance your current production rate. Our machines improve speed and accuracy, extend your workflow, and are easy to use and easy to maintain. You will save time and money with a higher powered cutting system by achieving greater throughput, higher production levels, faster turn-around, and lower operating costs.

    Reduce costs and operator time. All types of wood-based materials can be cut rapidly and cost-effectively—whether it’s a prototype, small job or full production run. Our machines are so easy to use that a single operator can run several machines simultaneously, increasing throughput and decreasing costs. With virtually no setup time, multiple pallets and automated operation, there can be a dramatic reduction in operating hours compared to traditional cutting machines. You can create complex designs with no setup fees, retooling costs, or time-consuming setup changes. The process is non-contact, so there are no expensive cutting tools to wear or break.

    Our tool-less machines produce perfect parts—splinter free and with beautiful edges—cut from any type of wood-based materials. Our machines use standard Illustrator or CAD files, allowing you to easily set up your cutting the job. The operator simply loads the material, selects the file to cut, and starts the machine. The laser is non-contact, so there are no tooling costs, or saws to sharpen and set up. You can produce parts with extreme accuracy and speed with this extension directly into your workflow.

     
     
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    Cut Quality
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    Operating Costs
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    Skill Required
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    Level of Safety
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    Saws. Coherent's laser cutting machines offer a wide range of benefits when compared to saws. You do not have to worry about material hold-down because of the powerful vacuum cutting bed. Coherent laser cutters do not have any parts that can wear or dull, so they do not have to be replaced and accuracy is maintained throughout the entire cut. A laser is much more flexible, allowing you to perform all types of cuts on any applicable material with just one machine. A laser can also easily cut hard plastics with adhesive backs that gum-up saw blades. The laser also has a .004” - .007” kerf, letting you cut intricate parts that are simply impossible with a saw.

    Routers. In comparison to using a router, Coherent laser cutting machines offer greater flexibility, lower operating costs and greater precision. Because the laser is non-contact, the costs of cutting are dramatically reduced. There are no tools to purchase, no time spent changing or sharpening tools, and no need for dangerous fixtures. The laser has a .004” - .007” kerf, letting you cut intricate parts that are simply impossible with a router.

     
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