Home/Technical Glossary/Fine Laser Cutting Fine Laser Cutting Laser Cutting is a non-contact process which utilizes a laser to cut materials, resulting in high quality, dimensionally accurate cuts. The process works by directing the laser beam through a nozzle to the work piece. A combination of heat and pressure creates the cutting action. The material melts, burns, vaporizes, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high quality surface finish. Fine laser cutting is an advanced cutting process for producing very detailed, accurate cuts in thin materials. For more information, read our blog Fine Laser Cutting: Definition and Capabilities. For Medical cutting applications, read our whitepaper Fine Laser Cutting for Medical Applications.