Membrane switch, flexible circuit and other electronics components manufacturers seeking comprehensive information on the pros and cons of laser die cutting technology can now obtain the expanded 2010 Edition of the popular SPARTANICS TECHNICAL GUIDE: HOW TO MATCH TODAY'S LASER CUTTING TECHNOLOGY TO APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. This expanded edition includes reports on laser die cutting technology improvements since the Guide was first released in 2008 and enables readers to make a more informed assessment of how laser die cutters can be used to replace or augment rotary die cutters and other tool-based cutting technology.
Laser Cutting Technical Guide Part I chapters 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.
The 2010 edition can be downloaded at: http://www.spartanics.com/white_papers_detail.cgi?id_num=17