Glass cutting

Wine glass with laser-cut rim

Our CO2 lasers are routinely used in the production of glass tableware to cut the rims of wine glasses and tumblers.

Rims may be formed by cutting the glass hot or cold. Cutting at the hot end of production gives a rounded, beadless rim. Cold cutting is done using a “crack off” process to remove the excess glass; the laser is used to thermally shock the glass, forcing it to break in a controlled way. 

Although further grinding and polishing is required, this process produces a rim with a characteristic profile, suitable for the highest quality glassware products.

As laser cutting is done without any physical contact with the glass, tool wear is no longer an issue; productivity is improved as a result. Complex glass shapes can be handled with ease, allowing designers more creative freedom.

Tableware glass cutting

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SR 10i
SR 10i

SR 10i

125W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 15i
SR 15i

SR 15i

175W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 25i
SR 25i

SR 25i

250W sealed CO2 laser source

SCX 35
SR 10i

SCX 35

350W sealed CO2 laser source

OEM 45iX
SR 10i

OEM 45iX

450W sealed CO2 laser source

SR 10i

OEM 65iX

650W sealed CO2 laser source

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.