A lead-in is essential to the laser cutting process, so there will always be a lead-in pip. The lead-in ensures that the laser enters the cut line smoothly but it does result in a lead-in pip, a small bump on the outer edge of the component.

We will add lead-ins for you on the drawings as part of the setting up process, so there is no need for you to add these on your drawings. If you have a specific requirement, this will need to be discussed with the sales team to ensure your component is as you require whilst making sure the laser cutting process goes as smoothly as possible.

You can find out more about preparing drawings here: https://lasered.co.uk/technical-information/preparing-drawings/