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Laser Cutting

Maintaining a CO2 laser is easy, but important to keep your machine safe and operating well for optimal performance. A wide range of parts can go wrong if you don’t take the correct measures to keep your machine in good condition, so it's always worth doing...

For those unfamiliar with laser cutters, it can be confusing to understand the differences between CO2 vs Fibre laser cutters. In this article, we explain how each one works and the core differences between the two technologies,  allowing you to make a more informed choice on...

HPC Laser has taken a major step forward this week. After extensive pre and post-Brexit research, hard work and excellent support from our suppliers, we are proud to be able to claim UK origin on the entire Laserscript CO2 laser cutter range. Certificate of Origin (CO) is...

Many people ask us "what is the best design software for laser cutting?"   Just like many questions we're asked, there are a number of variables. Even so, the answer is highly dependent on job requirements and personal preference. Budget, experience, and hardware also have a big...

What is laser marking and how does it work? Laser cutting and engraving are the most common terms used when referring to modifying the surface of a material with a laser. Marking is less frequently mentioned, but just as effective for many purposes. It is one...

Are you new to the world of laser cutting and wondering how the machines do what they do? Laser technologies are very complex, and can be explained in equally complicated ways. This post aims to explain the basics of laser cutting functionality in Layman’s terms. Unlike a...

Sources of Fumes when Laser Cutting Although laser machines themselves don’t produce fumes during operation, the material being processed usually does. It's essential to have these fumes removed from the working area and either out of the building or into a self-contained fume filter. We’re often asked...

Engraving In recent years the subject of engraving has witnessed the migration of many industries away from the traditional methods of rotating cutters, chemical etching and many other established means of permanently marking components. One of the causes of this migration is the way in which...

Laser Machine Safety CO2 laser engraving and cutting machines are now in frequent use in education and can present hazards if not selected and operated correctly. HPC Laser look at some of the fundamental issues that should be considered. Optical Hazards It is a common misconception that the...