SP500 opens up new business options for plastic parts manufacturer.

Plastics processor Kubopura uses the SP500 for high-volume acrylic cutting and identifies potential for product personalization and traceability markings.

Application

Cutting of acrylic sheets and engraving of complex patterns

Location

Tokyo, Japan

Laser Machine

SP500 120 W

About Kubopura Corporation.

Kubopura Corporation was founded in 1996 and is a comprehensive plastic processing manufacturer. The company produces industrial precision products and cuts acrylic materials to produce equipment covers and various other parts. Kubopura Corp. is based in Tokyo and currently has around 20 employees.

Delicate shapes require an outstanding tool.

Kubopura is often asked by customers to engrave a company's name and logo on the plastic parts they produce. When done on a CNC machine, the realized marking results are often unsatisfactory, as the cutting blade is too large to realize high-quality engravings with fine geometries. Also, depending on the shape of the blade, the corners may be rounded during processing, making it difficult to accurately reproduce the shape.

As this situation was not satisfying anymore, Kubopura Corp. decided to search for a more precise technology. They soon realized that laser technology would be the ideal solution for them. They trusted Trotec laser technology, as they have a relationship with a company that had been using a Trotec laser already. Then, as they watched the actual engraving of an acrylic plate with the Trotec SP500, Mr. Susaki, General Manager of the Sales Department, and Mr. Nakagawa, Manager of the Production Department, were overwhelmed by the excellent engraving results of even the finest details. During the further buying process Kubopura compared the processing speed and quality of different laser companies, but none was better than the SP500.

Laser opens up new, additional business options.

So, in January 2022 Kubopura installed a Trotec SP500 120W to be able to expand the range of plastic processing. Thanks to the large working area of the SP500 laser cutter, big plastic plates up to 1245 x 710 mm can be easily processed. The high power of 120 W enables the machine to cut even thick materials beautifully.

Although they are new in the laser business, Kubopura already receives an increasing number of different laser requests, as customers are smitten by the high-quality engravings which give a luxurious look and feel to their products.

For the future, Kubopura plans on the one hand to focus on large-volume acrylic cutting. On the other hand, they will address the topics personalization and traceability more intensively, as the potential here is infinite – from the engraving of company names and logos to the marking of model numbers, serial numbers and product information.

“We were so happy with the speed of processing and the quality of the finished product, there was no other choice - the SP500 is the perfect laser for us!”

Mr. Nakagawa
Manager of the Production Department

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