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Precision. Repeatability. Efficiency. Is laser cutting the best method for your converting project?

When it comes to selecting the most suitable method for your project, it is important to consider various factors. In this guide, we will provide you with an overview of the process.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a thermal process using a high-speed laser and advanced electronics to steer and register the cutting process to cut through materials. Furthermore, these electronics control the pulsing and power settings allowing adjustments to the specific material being used during the process.

The converting method produces a variety of cuts without ever touching the material, minimizing the risk of damage or distortion of delicate materials. Consequently, laser cutting is a great choice for working with fragile or sensitive materials such as PSAs, films, and electronic components. By avoiding physical contact, this converting process ensures the integrity and quality of the materials remain intact.

Laser Cutting Advantages

One of the key advantages of laser cutting is its unmatched precision. The beam precisely follows the designated path, ensuring clean and accurate cuts every time. This level of precision is particularly crucial for industries that require complex shapes, such as electronics or medical devices.

Tight tolerance laser cutting can produce small and intricate custom shapes with complex geometries. In addition, the converting method can easily be combined with other converting processes such as slitting, laminating, rotary die cutting, and pouching in one multi-station process.

Another advantage of laser die cutting is its exceptional speed and efficiency. The ability to handle large volumes of work in a shorter time frame allows for faster turnarounds, meeting tight deadlines without compromising quality.

Unlike traditional die cutting methods, laser cutting eliminates the need for physical dies, reducing setup time and costs associated with die making and allowing for quick turnaround during trials, verifying the pattern immediately and producing prototype parts, allowing to change files on the fly, without need for hard tooling.

The beam can swiftly and seamlessly cut through a wide range of materials, including paper, plastic, and adhesives without any need for tool changes or adjustments. Consequently, this efficiency translates into increased productivity and reduced production downtime.

While laser cutting has numerous advantages, it is important to consider certain factors when determining its suitability for your project. For example, the thickness and type of material, as well as the desired level of precision, are crucial considerations. Also, laser cutting may not be suitable option for delicate or heat-sensitive materials.

Our team of engineering experts can assist in determining the best manufacturing method for your application.

Rotary Laser Cutting Processes:

  • Kiss cutting
  • Ablation
  • Drilling
  • Slitting
  • Perforation
  • Through cuts and slug removal
  • Scoring
  • Scribing & sequential numbering
  • Embossing


These intricately cut parts are used across a range of industries, including:

Laser Compatible Materials

PLITEK® is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified global converting leader.