Can I cut a bevelled edge with a laser engraving machine?

Laser Q&ACategory: Application QuestionsCan I cut a bevelled edge with a laser engraving machine?
Alfex Laser Staff asked 5 months ago
1 Answers
Jordan Staff answered 5 months ago

This is a question we get asked regularly and unfortunately for some the answer is no.
 
The laser beam is directed down onto the material from directly above in a perpendicular fashion and as such it is only possible to achieve a straight edge when cutting.
 
(Note: you may notice a very slight angle on the cut edge, more so on thicker materials, due to the natural shape of the focused laser beam)