Laser Cutting and Engraving in Zurich

High-quality laser services in Zurich, Switzerland.

Services

Ideas for products & materials

From precise paper cutting for invitations to engraved topographic maps made from wood, the possibilities are almost endless.

Information

Pricing

There is no fixed price list because every job is different. The projects cost are usually calculated in the following way:

  • Fixed order fee: CHF 20.-  Independent from quantity
  • Work duration of laser: Calculated per minute
  • Quantity: Higher quantity results in lower cost per single item.
  • Design If major changes have to be made to the file it will have to be added to the costs.

Before an offer can be made, the file with the cutting paths and engraving needs to be sent with the final size.

Timeframe

Smaller jobs can usually be finished in within a week. We do not offer express service.

Sizes & Materials

The largest part has to be within the following dimensions to be lasercut on our machines:

  • Work size of laser: 813mm x 508mm
  • Max height of work piec.: 210mm
  • Max weight of work piece: 30kg

File setting

Best to use a black/white vector graphic. Everything that needs to be engraved should be filled with black. Cutting lines should be in red color with a line weight/thickness of 0.1mm or 0.001pt. Color space should be RGB.

  • Type: Vector graphic in black/white
  • File format: .ai, .svg, .dxf, .cdr, .pdf
  • Cutting: Red contour line with thickness 0.1mm or 0.001pt (hairline)

Materials

Wood

One of the easiest materials to laser engrave. Depending on the wood a deep engraving is possible.

  • Wood engraving Almost all woods are suitable.
  • Solid wood cutting Cutting of woods thicker than 5mm is usually not possible.
  • Plywood Cutting and engraving up to 10mm
  • MDF Cutting and engraving up to 6mm

Metals

Almost all metals can be marked directly with the fiber-laser. It’s not possible to engrave deep into metal. Very detailed and lasting marks can be made on the surface.

  • Aluminium anodized High quality engraving with a white appearance is possible.
  • Aluminium Engraving/Marking is possible.
  • Stainless steel & steel A black marking is possible on most steel-based materials.
  • Titanium Can be marked in a deep black.
  • Copper/Brass/Bronze The surface can be marked.

Plastics

Many different plastics can be cut and marked. On some materials a white marking can be done.

  • Arylics(Plexiglas, PMMA) up to 10mm
  • POM Can be cut and engraved in white
  • Foils PET and Polyester, no PVC

Leather/Textiles

Leather and textiles are well suited for laser processing.

  • Leather Engraving and cutting
  • Synthetic leather (PVC-free)
  • Natural fibers (Cotton, Silk, Linen and more)
  • Synthetic textiles (Nylon/Polyester) Laser cutting allow for a sealed edge
  • felt, some foams and more

Paper and cardboard

Paper cuts and engraves fast and in great detail.

  • Paper
  • Cardboard

Other materials

Many additional materials can be laser processed: The exact material type has to be known as we do not cut or engrave unknown materials

What is not possible

A few materials cannot be worked with. They might not react well to the heat of the laser or create toxic fumes during the process.

  • All materials containing PVC (polyvinylchloride), for example many foils and synthetic leathers. Foamed PVC like Forex is also not possible.
  • Cutting metals thicker than 0.5mm Machine is not strong enough, engraving/marking is possible on most metals.
  • Polycarbonates (Makrolon, Lexan), Bad results
  • Polystyrene- and polypropylene foam: Melts strongly during cutting, fire hazard.
  • ABS: Bad results
  • Carbon fiber Bad results for cutting and engraving.

Machines

We use laser machines made by the leading Austrian manufacturer Trotec. These machines are some of the best on the market.

Trotec Speedy 360 flexx

80 Watt CO2laser for cutting and engraving most materials.

20 Watt fiber laser for marking metals

Work area: 813mm x 505 mm
Max. height of work piece: 210 mm

Brand new: One of the best and fastest laser cutting machines in this size. With the additional fiber laser the direct marking of metals is possible.

Trotec Speedy 100

40 Watt CO2 for cutting and engraving most materials.

Work area: 610 x 305 mm
Max. height of work piece: 170 mm

Small but powerful. Our first laser is still holding up great. Very precise cuts and detailed engravings are possible.

Contact

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Interested in working with us? Or do you have more questions about our process?

Please note: due to high workload we only work for business clients.