Working with plywood? Plywood sheets are available in various thicknesses. Ascending from 1 to over 40 millimetres. The standard size of the sheets is about 1 by 2 metres. That makes the BRM Open Bed Portal laser machine with its larger size the best choice when it comes to cutting plywood. The work surface is not only larger but is also more flexible than that of the closed laser machines. The table can be adjusted separately from the rest of the machine. There are models with an automatic height adjustable work table. This allows the machine to be set to the correct focal height with the touch of a button. This is very useful when you often change materials with different thicknesses when cutting and engraving.
There are many kinds of plywood. These types are tailored to the application of the finished product. Some examples are: Construction plywood is widely used in wood construction. Focus here is mainly on the strength of the material. The strength, in this case, is more important than the appearance of this plywood. It’s used for roof constructions and formwork. When it’s used for furniture or countertops a nice veneer layer is often applied. Construction plywood is also used for transport crates and packaging. Decorative plywood, of course, needs a nice appearance. The choice for the top layer is usually based on the application. It can be used in kitchens but also in luxury yacht building. Special plywood has unique features that give the plywood a certain specific strength. This may include airplane and bulletproof plywood. Lightweight plywood can be used if a construction has to be firm but yet lightweight. It’s mainly made of poplar wood. WBP plywood stands for ‘Water Boiled Proof’. It’s suitable for use in humid environments.
Plywood is a sheet material that consists of several different wood veneer layers. The layers are glued crosswise with polycondensation glue. Due to this glueing process solid sheets can be produced that are used for multiple purposes. The types of wood that are utilized are diverse. In the past, birch was mainly used. Nowadays many other types of wood are being used as well, such as oak, mahogany and okoumé.
The best machine to process plywood in larger sizes is the BRM Open Bed Portal laser machine. But the closed BRM CO2 laser machines can also be a perfect option. They are just as versatile, fast and easy to use!
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