Laser Materials

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Approved Materials

Material Etch Cut Notes
Acrylic YES YES See examples below
Cardboard YES YES See examples below
Ceramic YES NO Untested
Corian YES NO Untested
Cork YES YES See examples below
Delrin YES YES Untested
Glass YES NO Cover surface with damp copy paper to diffuse heat
Leather YES YES Soak leather in water first
Marble YES NO Untested
Matte Board YES YES Untested
Metal (Anodized) YES NO See examples below
Metal (Powdercoated) YES NO Untested
Metal (Painted) YES NO Untested
Melamine YES YES Untested
Mylar YES YES Untested
Natural Fibers YES YES Such as cotton, linen, jute, et cetera.
Paper YES YES See examples below
Pressboard YES YES Untested
Rubber YES YES Untested
Wood YES YES See examples below
Wood Veneer YES YES Same as wood.


Forbidden Materials

Vinyl Contains chlorine, will produce Hydrogen Chloride gas which harmful to humans and the machine's optics.
PVC Contains chlorine, will produce Hydrogen Chloride gas which harmful to humans and the machine's optics.
Foam Core Risk of flash fires.
Styrofoam Risk of flash fires.
Polycarbonate a.k.a. Lexan. Looks like acrylic, will not cut.
PETG Looks like acrylic, will not cut.
ABS Will produce Hydrogen Cyanide gas which is extremely toxic to humans and will damage the machine's optics.
Polymer Clay Contains chlorine, will produce Hydrogen Chloride gas which harmful to humans and the machine's optics.


Gallery

Backlit acrylic sign
Cut paper character silhouettes
Cut acrylic character medallions
Cut cork drink coasters
Etching on black anodized aluminum
Etched and cut Baltic birch plywood
Blue Acrylic Keyfob
Etched and cut 1/8" clear acrylic
Etched and cut corrugated cardboard
Cut paper snowflake
Desk plaque in 1/8" clear acrylic
Laser cut box, 1/8" Baltic birch plywood
Rubber stamps