Who design these vectors?
Our in house team of designers design these vectors exclusively for 3axis.
How reliable are designs for laser cutting?
Every design is cut in one of our multiple laser cutting workshops and then thoroughly checked.
Are pictures attached to products real?
Yes, every product after laser cutting is photographed to show it's design and usability
What are you allowed to do with Content?
3axis vectors can be used
- For commercial and personal projects
- For an unlimited number of times and without any time limits
- From anywhere in the world
- To make modifications and create derivative works
Can I sell products produced with 3axis vectors?
Yes, you can sell the products that you create with 3axis vectors.
What payment options can I use?
For shopping with ease, our website offers you several payment options that are absolutely safe and secure. You can chose to pay with a credit or debit card, which can be a Mastercard, Visa or Amex card, using our secure payment gateway.
Is it safe to use my Credit/Debit card on 3axis?
All credit card and debit card payments on 3axis are processed through secure and trusted payment gateways.
Laser cutting & vectors
What is a vector?
A vector file is a type of computer graphic that is based on mathematical expressions to represent images. Unlike raster graphics, which are made up of pixels and can lose quality when scaled, vector graphics use mathematical equations to define shapes, lines, and colors. This allows vector files to be resized and scaled without losing quality, making them ideal for tasks such as logo design, illustration, and printing.
Common vector file formats include:
- SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics): An XML-based file format for describing vector graphics. SVG files are widely used for web graphics and can be edited with a text editor or vector graphics software.
- AI (Adobe Illustrator): This is a proprietary file format associated with Adobe Illustrator, a popular vector graphics editor. AI files may contain both vector and raster data.
- EPS (Encapsulated PostScript): EPS is a file format that can contain both vector and bitmap graphics. It is often used for high-quality printing and is supported by many graphic design applications.
- PDF (Portable Document Format): PDF files can contain both vector and raster graphics, making them versatile for various purposes, including document sharing and printing.
- CDR (CorelDRAW): This is a file format associated with CorelDRAW, another vector graphics editor. CDR files can contain vector graphics, bitmap images, and text.
Vector files are commonly created and edited using vector graphics software like Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Inkscape, or Affinity Designer. They are suitable for tasks where scalability and resolution independence are crucial, such as in the creation of logos, icons, and illustrations.
What is laser cutting?
Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut materials with precision. The process involves directing the output of a high-powered laser through optics to focus on a material, typically in the form of a flat sheet. The laser beam is controlled by a computer to follow a programmed path, cutting through the material with high accuracy.
The materials commonly used in laser cutting include various metals, plastics, wood, fabric, and other composites. The process is widely used in manufacturing, signage, automotive, aerospace, and various other industries due to its ability to produce intricate and precise cuts. Here are the key steps involved in laser cutting:
Designing the File:
- The design of the cut is created using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The file specifies the dimensions, shapes, and paths that the laser will follow.
- The material to be cut is prepared, typically in the form of a flat sheet or a similar shape. The material may be coated or treated to enhance the cutting process.
Calibrating the Laser:
- The laser cutting machine is calibrated according to the specifications of the material and the design file. This includes adjusting the power and focus of the laser.
Laser Cutting Process:
- The laser beam is directed onto the material, melting, burning, or vaporizing it along the programmed path. The high energy of the laser allows for precise cutting, and the narrow beam width contributes to the fine level of detail achievable.
Cooling and Ventilation:
- Some laser cutting processes involve the use of cooling systems to prevent the material and the laser equipment from overheating. Ventilation systems may also be employed to remove fumes produced during the cutting process.
- Quality Inspection:
- After the cutting is complete, the cut pieces are often inspected for quality and accuracy. Any necessary finishing processes, such as polishing or coating, may be applied.
Laser cutting is known for its ability to produce clean edges and intricate details, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. It offers advantages such as high precision, minimal material waste, and the ability to cut a variety of materials.
What is a laser cutting machine?
A laser cutting machine is a tool that utilizes a laser beam to cut or engrave materials with precision. These machines are widely used in industrial settings, manufacturing, and various other applications where accurate and intricate cutting is required. Laser cutting machines come in different types and configurations, but they all share the fundamental principle of using a focused laser beam to cut through materials.
Laser cutting machines are used in various industries for tasks such as cutting, engraving, marking, and etching materials with precision and detail. They are especially valued for their ability to handle intricate designs and provide a clean, smooth finish.
CO2 Laser Cutting Machines: These machines use a carbon dioxide laser for cutting. They are versatile and suitable for cutting a wide range of materials, including wood, acrylic, plastic, and some metals.