Dec 5, 2015 Off Comments in Laser Cutting by

Mechanical methods of cutting glasses such as diamond scribing and breaking has its drawbacks such as cracks, and chipping, as a result accuracy and effectiveness in manufacturing products is at risk. With this, there are numerous steps that a company use to remove the damage, such steps are grinding, masking and etching, but as we know, these are time consuming processes just to be able to get the required tolerance of the outer parts of the glass.
When using laser in cutting these glasses, the mentioned damages such as breaking and glass abrasions can be avoided. There are actually different types lasers when cutting glasses, this also depends on the composition of the glass, and the requirements of the cutting edge quality. Several processes used to produce sensitive components, this is cutting flexible thin glass or light and high strength glass such as those being used in electronic industry.

In the process of laser cutting glass, we separate the strengthened and non-strengthened glass of 100 um to 10 mm thickness and other brittle materials. It then achieves the 300 millimeter per second cutting speed, so whether it is curved parts, tubular, stacks, or even straight, curved, angled and chamfered contours are possible with this process. Parts which are cut using this process have high bend strength, unmatched cutting quality and that means minimal cracking and chipping, thus it does not require processes such as masking and etching to be able to get the desired output.

Another great thing about this process is the glass cutting for mobile devices displays. Flat glass which are used as a mobile device displays undergo scribe and break processes, and this process will result to cracks and chipping along the scribe line, and this will affect the bending strength of the glass. It allows cutting shapes, and small radii of at least 2 millimeters in a single process, and the output has no crack or chip at all.

However, when it comes to glass cutting with thicker or where sharp edges are avoided, the carbon dioxide laser can be used. As during the carbon dioxide laser, the cutting done is slightly molten and are rounded, this is best for glasses. Most companies who use the carbon dioxide laser to have these output are the drinking glasses manufacturers.

At Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC, our custom laser cutting technology are designed with quality and versatility in mind. To learn more or to see how we can assist you on your custom laser cutting technology needs, contact Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company today