Label converters, packagers and others seeking comprehensive information on the pros and cons of laser diecutting technology can now obtain the expanded 2010 edition of Spartanics Technical Guide: How To Match Today’s Laser Cutting Technology to Application Requirements. The expanded edition includes reports on laser diecutting technology improvements since the guide was first released in 2008, and enables readers to make a more informed assessment of how laser diecutters can be used to replace or augment rotary diecutters and other tool-based cutting technology.
The document can be downloaded at http://www.spartanics.com/white_papers_detail.cgi?id_num=17.
Chapters in Part I include: 1) Preface: Recap of Speed Benchmarks, Growing Roster of Applications Using Laser Technology; Sheet vs. Roll vs. Hybrid Design Considerations; 2) Choosing Between Laser Cutting vs. Tool-based Die Cutting Systems; 3) Quality and the Soft Marking Standard; 4) Cutting Speed vs. Web Speed. Part II includes 1) Fallacy of the Double Scan Head Advantage; 2) Systems Integration, User-Friendliness and Production Output; 3) Selecting System Components; and 4) Suggested Method for Sourcing Laser Cutting Technology.
Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, manufactures equipment for both tool-free (laser-based), steel rule die and male/female hard tool cutting systems, among other equipment for finishing products made from flat stock materials.