Laser Kiss Cutting
Laser kiss cutting is a precise and delicate laser technique used to cut the top layer of a material while leaving the underlying layer intact. This technique is often applied in the production of products such as adhesive products.
Laser kiss cutting, also known as “minimal depth laser cutting,” is a precision cutting process carried out with a laser. Unlike traditional cutting methods that completely penetrate the material, kiss cutting involves cutting only partially through the top layer of a material, leaving the back or underlying substrate intact.
This technique is commonly used for cutting materials like adhesive stencils. The laser’s intensity and focus are adjusted to create a shallow cut that goes through the top layer without damaging the underlying substrate.
How does it work?
- Laser Source: Laser kiss cutting utilizes a focused laser beam, typically a CO2 laser or a fiber laser, as the energy source.
- Material Preparation: The material to be cut is placed on a flat surface. This material usually consists of a top layer (to be cut) and an underlying layer (to remain intact). The top layer often has an adhesive backing or is a thin, flexible material.
- Laser Control: A computer-controlled laser cutting system is used to precisely control the position and intensity of the laser beam.
- Cutting Specifications: Laser cutting parameters, including power, speed, and frequency, are set based on the type and thickness of the material. The laser is adjusted to cut only through the top layer without penetrating the underlying substrate.
- Cutting Process: The laser beam moves over the material, following the programmed path. It emits short bursts of energy that cut through the top layer of the material precisely, while the underlying layer remains untouched. The laser operates in a manner where only the top layer is partially cut, hence the term “kiss cutting.”
- Result: After the laser kiss cutting process, you have a sheet of material with intricate shapes or designs cut into the top layer while it is still attached to the underlying layer. This allows individual stickers or labels to be easily removed and applied.
Advantages of laser kiss cutting include:
- Precision: Laser technology offers high precision, allowing for detailed cutting of thin, flexible materials.
- Clean Edges: Laser kiss cutting produces clean edges without fraying or tearing, resulting in a professional finish.
- Efficiency: It is a fast and efficient method, especially for small to medium production quantities.
- Versatility: Laser kiss cutting can be applied to various materials, including paper, plastic, fabric, and more.
- Customization: It is ideal for producing custom adhesive stencils.
Why choose our services?
At Yart Factory, we offer advanced Laser Kiss Cutting services that go beyond conventional cutting.
- Precision: Laser Kiss Cutting is synonymous with precision. Our advanced laser cutting equipment can create extremely accurate cuts with minimal depth, allowing you to confidently process even the most delicate materials.
- Suitable for Various Materials: Whether you’re working with adhesive films, labels, stickers, or other thin materials, our Laser Kiss Cutting services are versatile and can meet all your needs.
- Minimal Material Waste: Kiss cutting ensures that only the top layer of the material is cut while the back remains intact. This minimizes material waste, saving costs.
- Complexity without Compromise: Our Laser Kiss Cutting technology enables us to cut even the most complex designs and shapes without compromising on accuracy and quality.
- Quick Turnaround Times: Thanks to the precision and efficiency of Laser Kiss Cutting, we can deliver quickly, even for large volumes. We understand that time is crucial for your projects.
- Customized to Your Needs: Whether you’re looking for one-time prototyping or large-scale production, we tailor our services to your specific requirements.
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