Metamark Vinyl Applications Animated Website Badge for v.1.0.0
Prevent Injuries
animation 2
1601 GJS website
SE Lamidesk
SignChina2018 WideFormatOnline 143x118
New ad in orange
Join our newsletter mailing list

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: lazer cutting

lazer cutting 7 years 9 months ago #2002

  •'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 1
  • Thank you received: 0
Hi all, my first post and its a question.
we have a lazer cutter here @ RMIT where i teach screen printing. We want to cut aluminium, but wonder if there is a coating we need to put on the surface? perhaps we need a larger power cutter? any thoughts?

Re:lazer cutting 7 years 8 months ago #2006

  •'s Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 1
  • Thank you received: 0
Hi Razor Red,
I work with Alfex CNC Australia and we supplied RMIT with the laser you are asking about.
You are correct in that you would need a more powerful laser if you wanted to cut aluminium. The CO2 laser you have is ideal for cutting materials such as plastics, timbers, textiles etc but its unable to cut any metal.
However you can create a black mark on the surface of aluminium (and some other metals) using that special paste/coating you mentioned.
You can find more information on what is possible with your laser at


Re:lazer cutting 7 years 6 months ago #2010

  •'s Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 2
  • Thank you received: 0
i am also very interested in getting some design projects cut in aliminium sheet with laser, if anybody here could recommend any companys in the melbourne area that provide this service at fair and competitive rates please leave any links or contact information here (or pm me)thanks in advance for anybody who can assist ;) gary
Time to create page: 0.283 seconds
WFOL GIFs animated revised
ROJO main FA4
PHD advert new 2
WFOL LEF Series News Tile
jetmark sponsor ad 143x118
0977 optimus animated ad
Conect WFOL

Follow us on
 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and see all our newsletters.
Twitter logo

Facebook logo

Linkedin logo


See all our videos on YouTube
YouTube logo