Switching Materials Could Save Your Business 40% on Raw Material Costs

Trotec’s TroLase Metallic and Metallic Plus ranges are the perfect alternatives to metal marking and engraving. As time is money for any business, and with the cost of metals continuing to rise, metallic engraving laminates provide a cost-effective solution for businesses across a range of sectors.

The key advantage offered by metallic laminates is their acrylic base, making them suitable for both laser cutting and engraving with a CO2 laser machine. No material preparation is required for processing metallic laminates, simply position them in the working area and begin processing. With a thin top coating, detailed results can easily be achieved at high production speeds, while the composition minimises dust and debris produced compared to alternative materials.

In contrast, metals cannot be laser cut, and blank metals require a fiber laser for processing. To use a CO2 laser on metals, additional pastes and sprays must be applied, which brings additional costs, safety considerations and increases production time. In addition, when processing with a mechanical engraving machine, metallic laminates reveal the contrasting core colour, meaning no infilling is required. This contrasts with the blacking fluid needed for engraved metals.

Another stand out advantage is that, unlike metals, metallic laminates do not tarnish or corrode when exposed to the elements. Metallic Plus laminates feature a special coating which makes them perfectly suited to exterior use, and they can be easily UV printed.

TroLase Metallic and Metallic Plus are the ideal alternatives to metal and can be ordered cut-to-size with a range of extras, including next day delivery and adhesive backing. Contact Trotec today to speak to materials experts and find out the optimal material for your application. Call today on +44 (0)191 580 1182, email materials@troteclaser.co.uk or visit engraving-supplies.co.uk to find out more about TroLase metallic laminates.

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