This, the next chapter in the D.F. story made up of all sorts of production processes and state-of-the-art tools, tells you how we perform laser cutting and engraving.
Aided by the latest high-tech equipment with maximum precision and reliability, we are able to apply many different types of engraving and cutting techniques to a wide range of materials.
Indeed, we can cut and engrave nickel silver, bronze, steel, aluminium, titanium, beta-titanium, Monel, Niclafor and brass, including working with different ones simultaneously. For cutting we generally work on thicknesses of from 0.2 to 4 mm.
What can we produce using this process? All metal parts, such as fronts, brow-bars, temples, bridges, end-pieces, hinges, pad arms, trims and other decorations. Laser cutting and engraving are also the ideal solution for creating components with the sort of complex geometry that cannot be produced in any other way.
We can also use laser engraving to produce tools. For example, we can engrave some moulds for coining directly onto the hardened steel matrix. This solution is needed when the component to be coined features some fine details demanding a degree of accuracy that is unobtainable using electro-erosion or milling.
Laser cutting, not requiring other equipment, and engraving, for which we are able to create everything we need in our own workshop, enable us to produce both prototypes and complete production runs in an extremely short time.
On our premises, we are able to perform laser cutting and engraving together with other production processes, such as milling, tumbling, soldering and bending. Because of this we can optimise production times to meet our customers’ deadlines to perfection, informing them of the best possible processing for each individual component.
Technology, experience and our knowledge of materials are three key factors enabling D.F. to bring every one of your designs to life.