Archetech Issue 31 2017 - Page 28

Trotec Laser: Providing Precision to your Prototype Trotec is internationally recognised as the leading manufacturer of computer- controlled laser machines for laser engraving, laser cutting and laser marking. Laser technology offers the highest level of precision when creating architectural models. With the ability to mark inscriptions as fine as 1 pt., a Trotec laser aids in replicating even the most intricate of details. Filigree designs and the most detailed geometric shapes can be created to the nearest tenth of a millimetre due to the laser's ultra-fine beam, allowing you to work to the highest level of accuracy. Unlimited possibilities A Trotec laser can process with ease the wide range of materials used in the construction of architectural models including woods, textiles, cardboard, foam, polystyrene, acrylic, films and many more. The patented flexx series of Trotec lasers enables the user to mark metal by incorporating both fiber and CO2 laser sources in one job without the need to physically interchange tubes. Easy-to-use JobControl software enables different sections of the workpiece to be colour coded to identify which are suited to fiber or CO2 processing, saving both time and money. A multitude of benefits over traditional tools A Trotec laser offers a wide range of benefits over traditional cutting and engraving methods such as milling, plotting and saw cutting. As the laser evaporates the material, no swarf or shavings are produced, reducing disposal costs. The beam remains 'laser sharp' and can process a range of materials in varying thicknesses and shapes without the requirement for many different tool heads. Thus reducing production time and eliminating sharpening costs. Material processing using a laser cutter is contactless with no pressure being exerted on the material, reducing preparation time and the risk of damage which is present when clamping material for milling. Laser cutting also produces crystal clear edges when handling acrylic, removing the requirement for manual flame polishing. Customers confirm that when cutting individua