At Micron Laser Technology, we have a variety of lasers that we can use to laser cut polyurethane. Furthermore, we have access to the most advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to ensure your laser cut plastics are cut to your exact specifications. Even though polyurethane is not the easiest material to work with, our team can assist you with creating precision laser cut polyurethane parts.
What Is Polyurethane?
Polyurethane is a plastic polymer that is usually made by combining a wide variety of polyols and diisocyanates. Examples include TDI and MDI.
Polyurethane is technically a type of plastic. It is similar to rubber and has been used for decades across a wide variety of industries like healthcare & biosciences, electronics manufacturing, and aerospace. It is durable, flexible, and versatile. As more research is done into polyurethane, companies are finding brilliant new ways to apply this material.
Why Do Businesses Rely On Laser Cut Polyurethane For Their Projects?
There are several common reasons why so many businesses and large corporations have come to depend on polyurethane. These reasons include:
- Polyurethane is incredibly resistant to grease, oil, and water.
- Polyurethane also has a wide variety of electrical properties that make it useful in the electronics industry while also improving safety.
- Polyurethane also performs well in harsh environments, including extreme temperatures, acidic locations, and alkaline environments.
- Polyurethane also provides a significant amount of resistance to mildew, mold, and fungus.
- Finally, polyurethane is also very cost-effective and is easy to source.
How Hard Is it to Laser Cut Polyurethane?
Laser cutting of any plastic comes with it’s challenges. Even though polyurethane is popular, it is not necessarily easy to cut. When placed under a significant amount of stress Polyurethane can develop stress-strain curves. Therefore, it has to be cut without overheating it. That is why it is advantageous to use a carbon dioxide laser, such as those utilized by Micron Laser Technology.