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Suggestions for getting the best results from various materials, using this laser cutter.

Revision as of 09:50, 1 May 2014

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Usage

Welcome users: Baleeted for testing porpoises.

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General

  • Owner/Loaner: {{{owner}}}
  • Make/Model: {{{model}}}
  • Usability: {{{doesitwork}}}
  • Contact: {{{contact}}}
  • Where: {{{where}}}
  • Certification Needed: {{{certification}}}
  • Hackable: {{{hackable}}}
  • Estimated Value: {{{value}}}

How to Use

LaserCad software is available on \\atlas\Media

Step 1: Ask Someone who is certified for instructions
Step 2: Read Instructions.
Step 3: Place Instructions in Laser Engraver.
Step 4: Burn them...
Step 5: Wing it...

Materials


The good, the bad, and the ugly of materials.

This editing of this wiki table is just starting. On the wall next to the laser cutter you will find a longer list of safe/unsafe materials.

Unsafe Materials
Material Marks Notes
PVC, including vinyl, artificial leather Releases Chlorine gas! Dangerous to breathe and corrosive to the equipment.
Polycarbonate/Lexan Doesn't cut well, tends to catch fire.
ABS plastic Emits Cyanide! (do you need another reason?). Fine then, it melts and makes a mess too.
HDPE Although tempting due to its ready availability (milk jugs), it melts, catches fire, and makes a big mess.


Safe Materials
Material Cutting Engraving Notes
Wood-solid Yes Yes
Wood-MDF Yes Yes Engraved surface may become pitted due to glue and wood particles being burnt at different rates by the laser
Acrylic Yes Yes Engraving at high power levels may cause many small fractures to appear.

Fine-Tuning


Suggestions for getting the best results from various materials, using this laser cutter.

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