FAQs

Want to learn more about laser cutting?

What materials can be laser cut?

Our laser cutting services extend to a variety of materials. At Advanced Cutting Technology we work with metals including stainless steel, aluminium, and mild steel, among others. Since lasers have the least thermal effect on metals, the laser-cut edges of these products are finished with precise quality.

Laser cutting is also capable of cutting through plastics. This is due to the intense heat of the laser, which is capable of breaking down the polymer chains of plastic. Laser-cut acrylics offer a clean mirror finished edge with no further work needed.

Thanks to laser cutting, precision can be easily achieved with many types of material. The laser can vaporise both natural gum and synthetic rubber in thickness up to 19mm. A variety of wood such as plywood, MDF and particleboard can be cut more efficiently using the laser. Other types of materials include cardboard, composites and leather, to name a few. Essentially, our laser cutting services can cut through virtually anything.

What is the turnaround time for laser cutting?

The standard turnaround time for our laser cutting services is less than a week. Any digitising, design work, artwork changes, sourcing of off-site materials or particularly large jobs will increase this turnaround time. The exact turnaround times will be communicated to you during the quoting process. 

It should be noted that delays are always a possibility. Our team will keep you informed of any probable delays well in advance.

Can I supply my own materials?

At Advanced Cutting Technology, you can let us source the raw materials or opt to supply your own. Should you choose the latter, you should ensure that the material is of good quality and it’s in sufficient quantity to get the work done.

Can I get custom designs laser cut?

Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. Through our various laser cutting design services, we will help you bring your own custom design to life. However, this will only be possible if we have access to a high-resolution version of your design. 

How much does laser cutting cost?

We strive to provide you with the most cost-effective solutions when it comes to laser cutting in Melbourne. Whether it’s 2D laser cutting or rotary laser cutting, Advanced Cutting Technology offers high-quality services at great prices. For specific costing information about a particular service, feel free to get in touch with our team. You can call us on (03) 9768 3553 or reach us via our contact page.

How can I get a laser cutting quote?

Interested in a particular service? Get a quote today by reaching out to our team through our contact page. Specify the exact laser cutting service you need from us and we’ll promptly get back to you with all the details.

Do you only service the Melbourne area?

We’re a Melbourne based laser cutting service and exclusively serve the Melbourne region. So in case you’re ever in the area asking yourself, “What’s the best place for laser cutting in Melbourne?” get in touch with Advanced Cutting Technology today.

What Is Laser Cutting?

CO₂ laser technology directs a high-powered laser to cut and engrave flat surfaces such as wood, plastics and paper. The technology can be controlled via a multitude of vector based computer programs.

Can You Help Me With My Design?

We provide both design and file preparation services. Drop us a line to see how we can assist.

How Long Does It Take?

Standard laser cutting turn around is less than a week. Any digitising, design work, artwork changes, sourcing of off site materials or particularly large jobs will add to the turnaround time. Turn around times will be confirmed during the quoting process Delays may be experienced at times, we will inform you of delays in a timely manner

Is Rotary Laser Cutting Expensive?

Compared to drilling or cutting tube by traditional methods, rotary laser cutting could save you a lot of money.

Can I Supply The Tube?

Absolutely, however we have multiple tube suppliers with access to a huge range of tube, pipe and RHS in a variety of materials

How Long Will The Job Take?

Depending on current workload and material availability, our typical turn-around time is usually within one week from receipt of order.