A specific application of plastic laser cutting is degating molded plastic parts. Separating individual molded plastic parts from the runner at the gate requires precise cut locations. Due to the fixture or process, plastic parts are also sensitive to stress.
Due to its non-contact nature, laser technology is a perfect match for plastic degating. Plastic degating machines focus the laser spot onto the precise cut location using any of our plastic laser cutting methods. Laser degating places minimal strain on parts and produces cut edges that don’t require any post-processing.