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Here at Subcon Laser, we can process a wide variety of materials for you, including aluminium, brass, stainless steel, mild steel, plastics, acrylic, wood and MDF. However, we can also process the following materials in addition to the previously mentioned more popular ones. These include ABS, armour plate, corten, duplex, durbar, galvanised steel, ground flat stock, hastalloy, inconel, kevlar, laminate, nickel, plywood, shim steel, spring steel, tin plate, titanium, tool steel, wear plate and zintec. If you require a material which is not mentioned above, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will see what we can do for you. There are many materials we can process which are not listed, due to the fact that we have the capabilities to work with so many. Just ask us! Here are the additional materials which we can process:


The equipment and technology we have invested in can make highly accurate and clean cuts on this otherwise tricky material. Traditionally, aluminium is a difficult metal to cut due to its thermal transfer characteristics, but because we have the best equipment and the know-how, we can provide the best laser cutting services on aluminium.

Stainless steel

Because it is a metal which is used for so many different purposes, many of the laser cutting jobs we undertake are on stainless steel. We can provide accurate results on this material, and can provide it in a number of finishes.

Mild steel

This is another of our highly popular materials, and for this reason we specialise in the processing of it. We can cut mild steel of various thicknesses, and can provide it in numerous variants – such as corten, spring steel, tread plate, galvanised and zinc coated.


Because plastic is such a common material which is used for all manner of reasons, we provide excellent laser cutting services on various plastics and are extremely proud of the results we can achieve with it. We can deal with a variety of thicknesses and promise to cut it as accurately as possible no matter what that thickness is.


As acrylic is a hard material which is also brittle, it is often subject to stress concentrations due to its sensitivity. We employ our expertise when dealing with acrylic, and can get round the material’s natural awkwardness because we are so skilled and so experienced in cutting acrylic of various thicknesses. Get in touch if you have any questions about our acrylic services and we’ll explain it to you.


We take great care when laser cutting MDF as to eliminate the chances of burn marks and ensure a clean, accurate cut. We can work with a variety of MDFs of different thickness, so get in touch and let us know what your requirements are and we’ll get right to work.

About Subcon Laser

We are one of the most well established laser cutting companies in the whole of the United Kingdom, as we have been going since 1989. We are now proud to say that we are one of the UK’s leading laser cutting companies, with an ability to process both two-dimensional and three-dimensional products. The satisfaction of our customers is our biggest concern, and so everything we do is based on providing great service and applying our expertise, which we have acquired through our many years of experience. We are extremely confident in our operations and feel that our results speak for themselves – the quality of our work is plain to see. We believe that our great customer service is what takes us to the next level, and makes us a company which provides its customers with a great overall experience – not just a great end product. Our team of highly skilled engineers can take on any task, no matter what the size or the scope of the project. Our in-depth knowledge and honed technical skills ensure that we deliver a high quality service on every single job without fail; we believe that our customers deserve a great experience – from the moment they get in touch with us, all the way up until the completion of the job. We think the best way to show our customers is by delivering superbly accurate results, but we like to do all of that with a personable and friendly angle. Due to the fact that we have consistently provided great service and processed great results over the years, we have won multiple awards for laser cutting – which we are of course very proud of. However, we have never become complacent even after garnering accolades within our sector, and have always strived to improve our service and our operations year upon year. This is something we will always do, because we believe that the way to stay great is by staying sharp and always looking to advance where possible. We continually invest in the new leading equipment and technology as and when it becomes available to us, because we want to be able to perform our tasks with the best equipment we can. Here at Subcon Laser we see ourselves as thought-leaders and innovators in the field of laser cutting, and to retain such a status we feel it is only right that we invest time and money into seeking out the best technologies. This allows us to give our customers the most accurate results possible, and if it means we have to spend a little money ourselves to make sure this happens, so be it. We are a well recognised and well-thought-of organisation within our sector, and this is all down to our unrelenting determination and diligence. This has allowed us to provide our services to such a wide range of industries, and we are the go-to laser cutting specialists for many companies across the country. We intend to not only keep it that way, but expand further and capture more of the market. The industries we have processed materials for include:

  • Agricultural
  • Architectural
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics and switchgear
  • Exhibition
  • Marine
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • Petrochemical
  • Power generation
  • Oil and gas
  • Rail and transport
  • Special purpose machines
  • Utilities
  • Yellow goods

The materials we most commonly work with are aluminium, plastics, acrylic, wood, MDF, brass ½ hard, stainless steel and mild steel. Although these are the ones we come into contact with most, we can also cut countless more materials just as effectively. We believe that whatever the material, our results should be of the same extremely high quality – so we always make sure that happens regardless of what it is we are cutting. If we produce results which are not of the best we can possibly achieve, we will not rest until we have rectified that. Second best is not in our vocabulary here at Subcon Laser, because we think that our customers deserve only the best; it is the least we can do for them.

2 Axis laser cutting

We are able to operate our 2 axis laser cutting system 24 hours a day, and every day of the week, and this is extremely useful due to our ever-expanding customer base, some of whom need their materials cutting quickly and on short notice. Our constantly running machine helps us provide both quick and excellent service, which is of course at the heart of what we do. Here at Subcon Laser we are able to produce high quality results – no matter what the size of the job – with our 2 axis laser cutting machine. This fantastic piece of machinery is more than up to the task of running relentlessly, and it is thanks to this that we are able to keep up with the demands of our extensive customer base. Our machines are supported by leading computer-aided technology and therefore our services incorporate both computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture in order to ensure maximum accuracy and an overall smooth running of operations. We are capable of producing regular work and one-off contracts, whatever the customer needs. Our highly accurate computer-aided technology allows us to execute any job with the same level of accuracy. We are also able to minimise our wastage due to the accuracy of our machinery and the fact that we are an organisation who are very focused on operating in as economical a manner as possible. We always try to be as efficient as possible with our materials, because this lowers our material costs and thereby allows us to charge our customers reasonable and low prices. Our state-of-the-art Trumpf CNC laser systems can handle plate and sheet materials which are up to 4,000 mm in length, 2,000 mm in width and 25 mm in thickness. The rapid and clean cuts performed by this marvellous laser system mean that they have better fits and finishes. The CNC laser system also minimises heat distortion of materials, which means that the final product is as accurate as you can possibly get. We are extremely proud to be able to say this with full confidence. We have an extensive range of materials in our possession, so we are able to offer our customers a great deal of choice. We believe this is crucial in allowing us to properly meet the demands of our customers and provide the excellent overall service we are renowned for in the laser cutting sector. The flexibility of the Trumpf CNC laser system means that we are able to quickly make changes to order specifications and change designs in the blink of an eye. We understand that some of our customers sometimes have to change their orders on very short notice, which is something we are very understanding about. Our ability to implement alterations quickly is also another great example of how cost effective we are, as well as accommodating.

5 Axis laser cutting

One step above our 2 axis laser cutting machine is our 5 axis one, which we are proud to say allows us to provide an undoubtedly world class service to our customers. This sort of laser cutting is extremely popular in the automotive industry, which of course requires absolute pin-point accuracy in its many materials. Our Trumpf CNC 3D laser system is programmed by a state-of-the-art offline programming department, which is truly high end technology. We have more than 20 years of experience in 3D laser cutting, over which time we have constantly looked to improve our service. The way we have achieved this is by constantly investing in new machinery and new technologies, in order to be able to offer the very best services out there. We are very proud to say that we have now developed an absolutely genius laser cutting system. The cutting speed of our Trumpf CNC 3D laser system is around 70% faster than more common and less sophisticated forms of laser cutting, whilst at the same time ensuring consistently accurate and superb results. Our 3D cutting process allows us to cut very intricately, which eliminates the need for dies and thereby enables us to produce our great results even faster. There is no mechanical force applied to the materials being processed, so there is no unfortunate warping or deformation. Because the cut is of such a high accuracy and quality on a 5 axis machine, the piece fits noticeably better and the overall product appearance is dazzling.

Other services

As well as unbelievably accurate and aesthetically pleasing laser cuts, we also offer a range of other services on numerous materials. The other capabilities we possess here at Subcon Laser include:

  • Bending and forming
  • Welding and assembly
  • Machining
  • Plating and powder coating
  • Vibratory deburring
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Inspection
  • Reverse engineering

Why choose Subcon Laser

No matter what the job entails or who our customer is, here at Subcon Laser we are 100% committed to providing great services, 100% of the time. We can take on any job as our expert staff and specialist machinery are more than capable of getting stuck in and delivering unbeatable results – and fast! Get in touch with us today if there is a job you need doing – one of our helpful members of staff will talk you through the whole process and then we will be able to get right to work for you.

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