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Laser Cutting

As one of the pioneering companies in the non-metal laser cutting industry, at ESPE Manufacturing Co., Inc., our services set the standard for quality. We push the boundaries of laser cutting technology to develop stable processes that correctly manage the cutting of electrical insulation materials as well as a range of other plastics and non-metals. Our high-performance laser cutting systems feature dual axis cutting heads that guide the focused beam of light with high precision. This allows us to shape detailed features with an exceptional degree of accuracy and repeatability.

We have the capacity to laser cut sheet material measuring from 0.003" to 0.75" in thickness. Maximum part size is 28.0" in length x 39.0" in width. Programming flexibility combined with narrow kerf widths enable us to nest parts and maximize material yield, while computer controlled cutting paths allow us to uphold tolerances as close as ±0.002". By regulating the spot size, power, and feed rates, we can make very detailed cuts to create complex features, sharp corners, and smooth contours with excellent edge quality.

Our core strength is laser cutting electrical insulation and barrier materials such as ITW Formex®, ITW Statex®, and Nomex® as well as Fishpaper and vulcanized fiber. We also have robust capabilities for laser cutting a broad range of polymers, including specialized materials like Nylatron®, Glastic®, Delrin®, and many others. We accept drawings in a variety of formats and turn jobs around very quickly. With our technical capabilities, we outpace the competition in terms of quality, service, and pricing. For more information about our laser cutting services or to submit an RFQ, contact us directly.

Capability Specifications

General Capabilities
Contract
Fabrication
Custom Manufacturing
Production
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacture
Prototype
Laser Type
CO2 (Gaseous)
Laser Configuration
Flying Optics - Flying optics lasers feature a stationary table and a cutting head (with a laser beam) that moves over the work piece in both of the horizontal dimensions. Flying-optics cutters keep the work piece stationary during processing and often don't require material clamping.
Hybrid - Hybrid lasers provide a table which moves in one axis (usually the X-axis) and moves the head along the shorter (Y) axis. This results in a more constant beam delivery path length than a flying optic machine and may permit a simpler beam delivery system.
Moving Material - Moving material lasers have a stationary cutting head and move the material under it.
Cutting Axis
2-Axis
Materials (Primary)
ITW Formex GK
ITW Statex
ITW Formex
Fishpaper
Vulcanized Fibre
Nomex
Materials (Other)
Nylon
Copaco®
Kapton®
Teflon®
GPO-3
Forbon®
Polycarbonate
Acetal
Peerless®
Lexan®
Bakelite®
Kydex®
Polypropylene
Phenolic
Acrylic
Nylatron®
PVC
Plexiglass®
Ragpaper
Polyethylene
Glastic®
Rag/Mylar
Vinyl
Delrin®
Mylar®
Nylon MDS
Aramid Paper
PTFE
Acetate
Polystyrene
UHMW
Neoprene
ABS
Cutting Thickness
Min: .003"
Max: .750"
Cutting Width
28" x 39"
Tolerance
(+/-) .002"
Production Volume
Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Lead Times
5-10 Days
Quoted on job by job basis
Emergency services available
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industries Served
Aerospace
Agricultural
Architectural
Automotive
Dental Equipment
Electronic
Food
Machine Tool
Marine
Medical Equipment
Military / Defense
Oil Field
Packaging / Converting
Renewable Energy
Industry Standards
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials (Compliant)
CE - The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization (Compliant)
RoHS - Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
Dodd-Frank
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP - Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF - Portable Document Format
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
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