Top Ten Ways to Reduce Laser Cutting Costs ? Tip #6
Avoid Double Lines
When objects are positioned side-by-side, a double cutting line can result if there is an overlap. This means that the laser will cut the same section twice – which means you’ll pay double as well! To stop this from happening, take a moment to go through your design file and make sure that there are no shared lines or overlaps.
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Remember that with laser cutting, you are paying for every move the laser makes. Don’t pay twice – check your design file before you upload.
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Next up we look at another way to keep laser cutting costs down with Tip #7: Pieces close together.