The word vector means “line” and with vector cutting, the laser follows the cutting outline of a shape or lines to go all the way through the material. Most shapes can be cut. This is a perfect process for cutting many different types of materials including wood, acrylic, leather, laminates, MDF, cork, paper and textiles.
How does vector cutting work?
The focused laser beam used in vector cutting vaporises the material with incredible precision. Compressed air is used with the laser beam to keep the rest of the surface free from any residue while cutting the air pressure can be adjusted depending on the material being cut which reduces any burn back to the edge of the cut. Any residue can be cleaned off after cutting, for example, materials such as leather will need cleaning after cutting. Vector cutting is a non-contact process, the surrounding area of material is not damaged by the laser so paper and card can be cut leaving no residue.
The vector cutting process is used in many industries due to it being a fast and efficient process with cost-effective outcomes. Bay & Moor has worked with many different types of industries including the creative industries, manufacturing, aviation, product branding, marine, corporate gifting, engineering, and many more.