Foams made of polyester (PES), polyethylene (PE), polyurethane (PUR) are well suited for laser cutting, laser engraving and laser marking. Foam is used for many different applications including suitcase inserts or padding, seals and artistic applications like souvenirs or photo frames.
Laser cutting foam: Suitable materials
Why is laser cutting foam different to traditional processing?
A highly flexible tool, laser machines make almost everything possible! From prototype construction through to full series production, laser cutting foam makes the production process easier. You can even work directly from your design program, which is crucial especially in the area of rapid prototyping. Compared to the complex water jet cutting process, the laser is significantly faster, more flexible and more efficient while producing cleanly fused and sealed edges, making it an excellent foam cutting machine.
Do I have to fixate the material on the working surface?
No. When laser cutting foam no pressure is applied to the material. Clamping or any other type of fixation is therefore not required. Simply insert the workpiece and start laser cutting process. This saves time and money during the preparation of the material.
"Our laser has been a phenomenal step up from the mechanical engraver we used to use. It’s allowing us to engrave much finer detail, which is a necessity in our business and allows us to get ahead of the competition and really set ourselves apart"- John Mostyn - managing director of Factory Framing Centre -
"Our old laser was one of the most frustrating machines we’ve ever had. Our experience with Trotec has been the complete opposite of this, and our laser machine is brilliant. The aftersales support is amazing, too."- Wendy Freestone - Owner of Freestone Creative -
"Trotec provided me with a full day of on-site training, and after that my machine has been very simple to operate. One of the things which stands out about Trotec machines is the ease with which processes can be efficiently automated, saving me both time and money."- Tony Saunders - Managing Director of Leawood Technology -