PETG, or Polyethylene terephthalate, is an incredibly versatile resource for manufacturers that gets a lot of attention from Vytek. It’s a lightweight thermo-plastic that has high impact strength, an appealingly glossy finish, and a purity that makes it perfect for packaging food and pharmaceuticals. PETG products are easy to die-cut and thermoform without upsetting structural integrity.
Simply put, it looks good and is highly durable. However, it poses some interesting challenges when it comes to laser cutting thicker sheets, and that’s where Vytek’s experts come in. We wanted to find out for ourselves what the best methods are to work with PETG.
Do you want to know how to get the most bang for your buck? A pulsed laser is your solution. First, what is a pulsed laser? Unlike a continuous wave (CW) laser which is on continuously during the cutting process, a pulsed laser turns on and off at a rapid pace. During these short pulses Continue reading
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Would you rather save on the amount of scrap or the amount of time spent cutting? It’s a difficult trade-off. What would you say if you could do both?
Here are three methods that will minimize scrap and cut time on your next industrial cutting project: Continue reading
Ever have one of those moments when you’re in the middle of a project and you realize something’s off? Maybe your kiss cuts were slightly off line or one sheet happened to turn out just a little bit better than another. Continue reading