Acrylic Laser Cutting/Engraving Machines, enabled by a computer, are capable of handling complicated graphical designs, delicate geometries and crystal clear edges with flair – thereby producing high-quality products. It also gives the user the freedom to cut and engrave at the same time.
Dating back to the 1980s Japanese were the firsts to develop this technology later called 3D Printing by hardening polymers using ultraviolet lights. Modern-day 3D printers are taking over the old conventional techniques of casting, forging, etc. It converts CAD files on desktop to solid objects for use, by a simple process of depositing the supplied material layer by layer.
Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to slice materials. While typically used for industrial manufacturing applications, it is also starting to be used by schools, small businesses, and hobbyists. The focused laser beam is directed at the material, which then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.
It is a fully computer-controlled machine wherein the computer controls the movement of a very sharp blade over the surface of the material that is fed to the machine. This machine is capable of cutting out shapes and letters and many more, from the sheets of thin self-adhesive plastic (vinyl).
Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool causing fusion. Welding is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.