SMART-X® lightweight boards in laser tests | Laser cutting

Video description

Visual communications

SMART-X® is a lightweight board with excellent properties for various applications in visual communications. The boards boast bright white, smooth surfaces, making them suitable for both direct printing and adhesive decorative and lettering vinyls.

Typical applications are:

• Sign construction
• Displays
• PoS / PoP
• Graphic arts
• Marketing
• Exhibition stand design
• Direct digital printing
• Photo mounting

3A Composites and eurolaser

3A Composites and eurolaser worked closely to test SMART-X® in various thicknesses on its laser cutting ability. Innovative laser technology is already used in many businesses, leading to an ongoing expansion in its range of applications. In order to provide customers with even more relevant information, knowledge about these production methods is essential. By sharing experiences within this collaboration, the experts on both sides can extend their know-how in a targeted fashion.

SMART-X® consists of 100% polystyrene, where no adhesive is used between the core and outer layers. This makes SMART-X® 100% fully recyclable. The outer layers are made from weather and UV-resistant, shock-resistant high-impact polystyrene (HIPS). The core is made of foam polystyrene, making SMART-X® especially lightweight. The all-plastic boards are moisture-resistant and can be used in temperatures of up to 70°C.

SMART-X® features:

• Excellent weather resistance
• High rigidity at extremely low weight
• Recyclable as an unmixed composite 100%
• Excellent surface for direct digital printing
• Available in large formats up to 2 metre width
• Temperature resistant from -10°C to 70°C

Processing tests in the eurolaser applications lab showed that SMART-X® can be cut really superbly with CO2 laser cutting systems. The precise and automatic processing opens up new application options for sophisticated advertising.
You can obtain a detailed report on the laser cutting test of SMART-X® on request.

Advantages of laser processing with SMART-X®:

• No need to clamp materials
• No chips, no dust
• Precise and delicate cuts
• Practically radius-free inner contours
• Less waste
• Consistent quality as there is no wear

Additional information

XL-1600 | Laser Cutter Machine

200 W

, Polystyrene


, Plastics processing

Laser cutting
Smart-X, Polystyrene, PS, Display, Point of Sale, PoS, Point of Purchase, PoP

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