We work with care and precision, aiming to satisfying the needs of each of our customers. Some laser processes are particularly exciting as they represent a new challenge for us too. This is what drives us to offer a free sample, as long as it is feasible to do so / numbers allow it. The only contribution we ask is that you cover the shipping costs. We take care of the rest! word of Mr. Cut
In the name of continuous experimentation, we are constantly working to break down or at least reduce the various limits to the laser processing process. However, it is necessary, and in some cases fundamental, to know the dimensions and “features” of the various materials or finished objects from the outset, in order to arrive at a high-quality execution process and a quote in line with expectations, just how Mr. Cut likes it!
Our lasers can work, engrave and cut many materials, both traditional and otherwise. However, there are structural limitations both with regard to the materials themselves and concerning some of the settings related to the various laser heads. That is why it is essential for us to know precisely which materials you intend to work with. The more information we have, the better our ability to intervene and recommend alternative options should it be necessary. Experience is on Mr. Cut’s side.
From a theoretical point of view there are no limits in the production and processing of the pieces. Clearly a serial laser processing allows you to manage the cost of the various activities in a balanced way, as if it were a single piece, and comparable to a work of art. Tell us how many pieces you need to produce or work on and we will evaluate the best possible solution with you. Mr. Cut works with you!
In general, and without going into overly technical aspects, we need to receive files in vector format. Send us the file as soon as you are able, to speed up the times of the initial tests, the release of the estimates and analysis of the subsequent processes. Alternatively, we can also take care of this aspect, but you should bear in mind that this is a separate service. Mr Cut is not only cutting but also consulting!
The decoration of ceramics and porcelain has a very long history, dating back more than a thousand years. The processing was manual at first and then, with the industrialisation of the sector, it became more and more mechanical. With the advent of laser instrumentation, a new marking and engraving technique has taken shape – one that is much faster, cheaper and, above all, more versatile than its predecessors.
Depending on the ceramic and porcelain used, the final result of laser processing can vary greatly. You can choose either to remove only the glaze (as in the case of porcelain stoneware for example) or cut down to deeper layers. It all depends on the way in which the laser is calibrated.
By treating the ceramic or porcelain material with laser engraving inks, it is also possible to obtain particularly effective markings, with the most disparate colours.
Very often a laser is used for the decoration of floor tiles and mosaics. Using this technique makes it possible to decorate the ceramic with a permanent and indelible design. The engraved tiles can be walked on or rolled over, and are resistant to chemical agents such as detergents or chlorine-based cleaning products (e.g. bleach).
We have three lasers capable of decorating a single tile or three tiles simultaneously with the same or completely different shapes and designs. Thanks to a large working area, we can engrave and mark any surface up to 500 mm x 500 mm in size / each; this instrumentation is particularly suitable for floor tiles.
We can quickly handle single pieces and large productions at very competitive costs.
Laser processing can be carried out on any wooden support. Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and High-Density Fibreboard (HDF) are examples of this.
MDF is widely used as a building material and for low-cost surface coating. It is a natural substance, resistant to humidity and not affected by atmospheric agents. The bundles of fibres that it comprises can derive from hard or soft wood and are bound to each other through waxes and resin binders. Temperature and pressure complete the process, giving the final product the appearance of a wooden plank.
Due to the composition and structure of this wood fibre, the laser represents the ideal solution for cutting, engraving and marking all MDF products.
From one panel we can obtain simple or very complex shapes thanks to the extraordinary precision of the cut; even very small details can be realised owing to the lack of any thickness in the beam, as opposed to traditional cutting tools. Thanks to the combination of three lasers, we can also make carvings and drawings on panels with dimensions of 500 mm x 500 mm. Depending on the design, we can work on panels of up to 500 mm x 1500 mm.
Engraving and marking are also very simple operations with laser instrumentation. It is possible to embellish and decorate your MDF furniture with light or more marked drawings and graphic strokes depending on the power of the laser beam.
When you look at an electronic device or a simple plaque in”aluminium“, very often what you are looking at is not simple “aluminium” but in actual fact anodised aluminium. Anodising is a particular treatment that forms a protective film of aluminium oxide on the surface of the treated object. This treatment protects the aluminium from corrosion, preserving its original appearance.
Anodised aluminium is available in different colours, in addition to the more familiar shades of grey (silver grey, dark grey…) for which it is best known. It can be shiny or opaque, depending on the base, but above all it is very resistant. To create equally resistant writings or images, laser engraving and marking is the best option. Indeed, using laser marking in conjunction with anodised aluminium represents a highly appreciated combination in furnishing and design objects owing to the particular elegance and refined appearance of the final effect. The engraved part is darker in colour following laser treatment and thus stands out in the midst of the bright tones of the anodised silver surface.
Another way of achieving sophisticated effects is to start from a material of a different colour and cover it with anodised aluminium: laser engraving or marking will bring out the colour of the metal, giving rise to eye-catchingly striking interplays and contrasts.
Laser markings are common in signs, tags, key rings… any object with promotional, informative (bar codes, technical data…) and / or decorative (graphic elements, images) purposes. Each line engraved on the metal will be permanent and resistant to abrasion; it will bear an infallible and exclusive mark.
Unlike marking with pads or punches, laser marking is much simpler, faster and more precise. Flexible and convenient.
Note: the CO2 laser, without a particular instrumentation, does not cut into the metal; for this reason, it is not possible to carry out laser markings directly on metals that have not been previously painted.
In recent years, architecture and design have often drawn on the colours of nature, making use of dark materials and supports to embellish rooms. One of the most regularly used elements has perhaps been the well-known “blackboard stone” – or slate – which has increasingly become part of our homes in the construction of roofs, floors, steps.
As with marble and any stone material for interior and especially exterior cladding, slate can be treated as a “base” for decoration. Engravings and markings make it unique and leave an indelible mark on the stone’s memory. The passage of time will not fade the image or the engraved writing: every day it will appear as new.
The effect of a laser engraving or marking is that of a carving. The part treated with the laser is lighter in colour than the rest of the slate and no amount of scratching or contact with other surfaces will compromise the result achieved. In fact, the laser uniformly removes a surface layer of slate even if the piece has a wavy or irregular presentation. The same stone treated with a pad printer could end up with a distorted or imprecise rendering of the image required.
Our instrumentation is equipped with three laser sources that operate on a large work area; we can engrave, mark or decorate slate up to a maximum of 500 mm x 1500 mm divisible into three areas of 500 mm x 500 mm.
The engraving and laser marking of marble and other stone materials is not a process known to all. Few people know the enormous potential of the laser and even fewer are those who use it.
However, for particularly creative projects or unique pieces, we often suggest the use of marble for an exclusive and impactful effect. A portrait or a simple message or quote will be fixed as indelible marks on the stone. No amount of inclement weather or harsh climatic-environmental conditions will affect the laser engraving or marking which will remain unchanged, as pristine as the day it was made.
The effect of a laser engraving on marble and stone is very similar to a “carving”: the contours of the writing or image can be perceived by passing the fingers over the surface. The laser also allows you to gradually establish the depth of the incision. It also guarantees a precision that would be difficult to replicate with other instruments.
Laser engraving and marking on marble and stone are the ideal solution for decorating or making a distinctive mark on furnishing and outdoor objects.
Until a few decades ago, in order to carry out engravings or markings on the glass, specific tools were required and, above all, a consolidated experience in the sector as a “master glassmaker”. Today with the CO2 laser it is possible to imprint any graphic element on glass or crystal whether this be an image or a simple writing.
Thanks to the laser instrumentation and the large working area, we can make engravings and markings on glass of different sizes: we can engrave glass sheets of 500 mm x 500 mm or make simultaneous incisions up to a maximum of 500 mm x 1500 mm. We also carry out commissions for third parties.
The incision is perfect – clean and not sharp; the glass in the treated part takes on a satiny, delicate appearance. The imprinted image is resistant to water and any environmental conditions; it does not fade even following the use of the most aggressive solvents. Your sign will remain indelible, lasting over time.
Thanks to the speed of execution and the flexibility of the laser, we can engrave anything from a single piece to entire production runs at reduced times and costs.
When it comes to “engraving” one cannot help but think of wood. Indeed wood, like paper and cardboard, is an excellent “neutral” support that is well suited for laser engraving, cutting and marking.
When you want to obtain a particular shape or you want to make a distinctive design on a wooden object (a toy, a plaque, a frame…), the laser is the best solution. More specifically:
The cut: the laser cuts the wood perfectly without leaving splinters or nicking the edges and surface of the object. The cut is clean, smooth and precise and it is also possible to make particularly complex shapes, giving free reign to the imagination. Waste is minimal and depends purely on the original design. The laser beam, unlike any type of blade, has no thickness: this makes it suitable for cutting shapes with very small and refined details.
Engraving and marking: the laser can engrave and mark any type of wood (solid wood, MDF, veneered sheets…). The incision is darker in colour as it results from the micro-combustion of wood. Thanks to the extreme versatility of the instrumentation, it is possible to precisely control the depth of the incision and correct it during the processing phase. This makes it possible to obtain an attractive interplay of light and dark resulting from the precision laser engraving. The natural grain of the wood can add to the effect giving rise to a very eye-catching image.
Our machines occupy a work surface of 500 mm x 1500 mm which allows the processing of small and large wooden surfaces. Three lasers can work simultaneously in order to once again guarantee cost-effectiveness and speed of processing.
We also produce small batches and prototypes.
One of the most elegant and refined plastic materials, and one which for this reason is used in various sectors, is plexiglass. Transparent like glass and resistant like plastic, plexiglass is extremely versatile; it can be found in shop windows, sales counters, displays, plaques, paintings, display cases…
Like glass, plexiglass can be laser engraved and cut. By appropriately calibrating the ray being emitted by the source, it is possible to make clean cuts and transfers of vector drawings and bitmap images that can be replicated countless times.
In our department, we put together a laser instrumentation that enables the perfect cutting and engraving of surfaces with dimensions that reach 500 mm x 1500 mm. Three lasers cover the entire surface, each one replicating the data provided by the computer on its own 500 mm x 500 mm square, working simultaneously on three identical graphics or each making a different design.
The CO2 laser is in itself a “green technology”. To contribute to the preservation of the environment, we have opted not to treat materials and plastics containing chlorine.