IKONICS Imaging makes a laserable film to use in conjunction with their sandcarving equipment. This laser film creates a protective barrier for the materials that will be sandcarved, such as glass, stone, or metal. The material is placed in a laser, and a design is cut into the laser film, creating a stencil. From there, the design can be sandcarved while the laser film protects the rest of the material, leaving a beautifully detailed design.
About a year and a half ago, they discovered that their green laser film had some limitations. The film had a very aggressive adhesive, and as a result, it was difficult to readjust, and it was significantly stretchy, making it difficult to produce fine details. Based on this customer feedback, they decided to develop a new and improved laserable film. Their Speedy 300 allowed them to perform thorough testing of their new laser film prototypes, eventually resulting in a brand new line of laser film perfectly tailored to meet their customers' application needs. They used the laser to test the new film to make sure it burned clean and was capable of creating high-resolution images. Their new laser film is not as stretchy as their previous laser film, allowing for dimensional stability. It also peels off with ease, making readjustments and color filling simple.