Laser cutting is a process where a laser beam cuts all of the the way through a material (see list of materials). A laser beam is focused down to a spot size of about .006"-.010". This focused beam is used to cut through the material chosen. The laser beam vaporizes the material and this is suctioned out by the laser machine vaccuum. Laser cutting is capable of extreme detail. The detail capabilities far exceeds die cutting, milling, routing, and other methods of cutting. A file is first created in a cad program (ie. Autocad, Coreldraw). All lines to be cut should be in a vector format. The file is then sent to the machine through a print driver. What is drawn in the cad file is what the laser will cut. Laser cutting can be done simultaneously with laser engraving.