Plastic Degating using Lasers
A specific application of laser cutting of plastic is degating molded plastic parts. Separating individual molded plastic parts from the runner at the gate often requires precise cut locations and is sensitive to stress caused by the fixture or process. Plastic degating is a perfect match for laser technology because the focused laser spot can be accurately directed to the cut location using any of the cutting methods discussed in our plastic laser cutting section and is also a non-contact process. Laser degating creates minimal strain in the parts and produces cut edges that do not require any post processing. Contact CMS Laser today by filling out our contact form in the sidebar to see how our engineers can design a laser system to meet your plastic degating needs.