Foams made of polyester (PES), polyethylene (PE), or polyurethane (PUR) are well suited for laser cutting, laser engraving, and laser marking. Common uses for foam materials such as these include suitcase inserts or padding, and for seals. Creative applications, such as souvenirs and photo frames, are also a great use for laser-cut foam.
Film materials suitable for laser cutting:
What is special about laser cutting of foam?
- The laser is a highly flexible tool with possibilities ranging from prototype construction to series production
- Convenience to work straight from the design program to rapidly prototype
- The laser is significantly faster, more flexible, and more efficient than the complicated water jet cutting process
- Foam cutting produces cleanly fused and sealed edges
Do I have to fixate the material on the working surface?
No. The laser does not apply any pressure or clamping on the foam throughout the process, so no fixation is required. This simplicity will save you time and money. Just insert the workpiece and start processing.